Upcoming events

Board Game studies colloquium XXII- Bologna, May 7-10. On May 9: Session 8: Ancient history with presentations of the Locus Ludi team: S. Costanza, Th. Daniaux, A. Pace, U. Schaedler | Conference website


Past events

1.5.2019. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Tabulae Lusoriae. From Ancient Egypt to Late Antiquity. Maison Kairos, University of Fribourg, 9.15am–5pm. | Programme Photo gallery | Live streaming.


16.4.2019. Wide Audience Conference. The social life of toys – Cleo Gougouli (Patras). Respondent: Betül Akin. University of Fribourg. 6.15-7pm. | Programme Photo gallery | Live streaming.


16.4.2019. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Pollux,Onomasticon, About Play and Games. University of Fribourg, Maison Kairos, Rue Guillaume-Techtermann 8a. 9.15am-5pm | ProgrammePhoto gallery | Live streaming


13.3.2019. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Play, Rite and Religion. University of Fribourg. Maison Kairos, Rue Guillaume-Tetchtermann 8a. | Programme | Photo gallery | Live streaming.


19-20.2.2019. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Reconstructing Ancient Games. University of Fribourg. In collaboration with the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (dir. F. Bettel, E. Strouhal, Causa Creation/Troll Company). University of Fribourg | Programme | Photo gallery


12.12.2018. Workshop ERC Locus ludi: Tabulae lusoriae. Francesco MUSCOLINO (Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali Parco Archeologico di Pompei): “Una tabula lusoria et l’inscription funéraire de Agate filia comites Gattilanis à Milan”) | Academia ; Alessandra SAGGIO (Università degli Studi di Torino, Erimi Archaeological Project): “Play is a serious thing”) | Academia.


5-6.12.2018. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi/ CUSO Gender Studies: Eros en jeu, jeux d’Eros. University of Fribourg. Organised with Hanna Ammar (ERC Locus Ludi) and Francesca Prescendi, Sciences of Religions (University of Geneva) | Programme | Photo gallery | Publication in preparation (Métis. Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, 2021).


5.11.2018.  Wide audience presentation: Animating Antiquity – Steve SIMONS, Cambridge, and Sonya NEVIN (University of Roehampton / Panoply Vase Animation Project, UK) | Panoply | Programme


5-6.11.2018. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Bons ou mauvais jeux ? University of Fribourg. In collaboration with the Formation doctorale CUS Anthropologie historique. Mondes anciens et modernes. Organised with Eric Sanchez, Laboratoire d’Innovation Pédagogique. | Programme | Photo gallery | Publication in preparation (Pallas, 2020).


2-3.11.2018. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Ludus. Jeu, performance littéraire et emotions. University of Fribourg. In collaboration with the Ecole doctorale en sciences de l’Antiquité (EDOCSA). Organised with Karin Schlapbach, Latin philology. | Programme.


13.10.2018. Wide audience Event. Journée de la Science. “Le jeu bon pour la santé?” Lyon, Lugdunum Museum | Photo gallery


18.9.2018. Wide audience Event. Official opening of the artwork by Saype in the context of the Festival of Images Vevey. Evening public lecture: Un érudit inattendu : Louis Becq de Fouquières, le premier historien des jeux et jouets de l’Antiquité – Michel Manson, Toulouse (respondant: Louis-Aimé de Fouquières) | Photo gallery


17-19.9.2018. International Conference ERC Locus Ludi: Ancient Play and Games : Definition, Transmission, Reception. European Year of Cultural Heritage event. Organised with Michel Fuchs (University of Lausanne) and  Ulrich Schädler (Swiss Museum of Games, with the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (ASSH), the Association Suisse pour l’Etude de l’Antiquité (ASEA) and Association pour l’archéologie romaine en Suisse (ARS). | Programme Photo gallery | Video gallery | Live streaming | Publication in preparation (Presses Universitaires de Liège, 2020).


9.9.2018.  Wide audience Event. Swiss museum of Games, Journée Le château des Jeux (c. 3500 people, throughout the the location from the front to the castle itself).  La Tour-de-Peilz | Photo gallery | Programme.


11-13.7.2018. ERC Session Toys in history, International Toy Research Association, 8th World Conference, Toys and Material Culture: Hybridisation, Design and Consumption, Paris. | Programme | Session ERC. | Photo gallery | Publication in preparation.


21-24.6.2018. ERC Session Game, Fate and Chance. Symposium Classicum Peregrinum / International Conference Blessings and Curses in Antiquity, Lonato del Garda. | Programme 1 | Programme 2 | Photo gallery


4-5.6.2018. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Sur les traces de l’animal. University of Fribourg. With the collaboration of the Ecole doctorale en sciences de l’Antiquité (EDOCSA). Organised with Jean-Pierre Mariaux, Medieval Art History (University of Neuchâtel). | Programme. | Photo gallery


24.5.2018. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Jeu et graffitis. University of Fribourg. With the collaboration of the Formation doctorale CUS Anthropologie historique. Mondes anciens et modernes. | Programme.


24-26.4.2018. XXI Colloquium International Society for Board Game Studies. Athens, Benaki Museum-Italian School of Archaeology at Athens. Organised with Barbara Caré and Ulrich Schädler. | Programme 1 | Programme 2. | Photo gallery | Publication in preparation (Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente, 97, 2019).


15.3.2018. Les fabriques du destin  Jeux et divination. Paris, Anhima/EHESS/ERC Locus Ludi. Workshop organised with Cléo Carastro. |Programme


1-3.3.2018. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Le temps est un enfant qui joue, Héraclite, fr. 52 DK. University of Fribourg. In collaboration with the Ecole doctorale en sciences de l’Antiquité (EDOCSA). Organised with David Bouvier (Greek philology), University of Lausanne. | Publication in preparation (Millon, 2020). | Programme | Photo galleryVideo gallery | Live streaming.


13.12.2017. Wide audience Event. Café Scientifique ERC, Le jeu est mort, vive le jeu ! Ancienne Gare, Nouveau Monde, avec V. Camos, E. Sanchez, U. Schaedler. | Programme | Photo gallery


4.12.2017. Archéologie et histoire de l’enfant et du jeu, University of Fribourg, Workshop ERC Locus Ludi. | Programme.


26-27.10.2017. Workshop ERC Locus Ludi: Jeu et apprentissage. Fribourg. Organised with Valérie Camos (Cognitive Psychology & Development Chair, W-MOVE Lab), François Gauthier (Sciences of religions), CUS Anthropologie historique. Mondes anciens et modernes | Programme | Photo galleryVideo gallery | Publication in preparation (Pallas 2020).


13-14.10.2017Regards croisés sur le jeu à travers les âges et les civilisations. Caen, Mémorial and Musée de Vieux-la-Romaine. International Conference. Organised with Typhaine Haziza, Ancient History. | programme | Photo gallery |Publication : Kentron. Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde antique, 34, 2018. open access 


14.10.2017. Wide audience Event. Demonstration of ancient games in the exhibition “Veni, vidi, ludique : Le jeu de la vie”, in Caen, Musée de Vieux-la-Romaine (May 19 – December 3) | Photo gallery