Gaetano Cozzi Prize for studies on history of games

Call for submissions, fifth year – 2021

As part of its long-standing support for research into games, festive events, sports and leisure activities in general up to the outbreak of World War II, the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche sponsors two annual awards of 3,000 Euros each for young scholars.

 

The prize was rst awarded in 2016 and is entitled in memory of Professor Gaetano Cozzi (1922-2001), who spurred the Foundation, from its earliest years, to pursue a special interest in research conducted by young scholars in the elds of study mentioned above.
From 2001 to 2015 the awards were called ‘Gaetano Cozzi scholarships for degree dissertations on the history of games’, and before that, from 1988 to 2000, they were dedicated to the memory of Stefano Benetton (1967-1985).

 

Chaired by Gherardo Ortalli, the Selection Board is made up of members of the Scientific Committee of the journal «Ludica. Annali di storia e civiltà del gioco».

The regulations governing the award for unpublished essays are here available in pdf format in different languages.

 

Submissions must be sent in digital format (Word and pdf) to Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche at: Ludica@fbsr.it, no later than 15th March 2021.

The winners of the fourth edition 2020

Francisco Javier Bran García, El espacio de lo lúdico en la primera enciclopedia: manifestaciones del juego en la Historia Natural

Mattia CorsoI motivi dello scandalo

 

mention for

Marco Felicioni, Architectura ludens. Una breve fenomenologia del gioco in architettura e dell’architettura del gioco

The winners of the third edition 2018-2019

Andrea BaldanAlla Cuccagna: percezioni del denaro e dell’attività nella letteratura cuccagnesca italiana e francese tra i secoli XIII e XVI

Naomi LebensA world of play: Pierre Duval and printed games on a marketplace for maps in seventeenth-century Paris

 

mention for

Leonardo SernagiottoMartiri come gladiatori. Performance atletica e spirito agonistico nell’antichità cristiana

The winners of the second edition 2017

Guillaume Bureaux, Pas d’armes, littérature et théâtre à la cour du Saint-Empire: l’exemple de la tournée d’abdication de Charles Quint et des festivités de Binche (25-26 août 1549) 

Umberto Cecchinato, Tra concessione e divieto: le politiche di differenziazione sociale nel gioco d’azzardo a Treviso, secoli XII–XV

 

mention for

Vincenzo Tedesco«So, e credo, che non sia lecito, ma l’avidità del denaro mi spinse a far quanto ho deposto». Inquisizione romana e sortilegi per vincere al gioco d’azzardo

The winners of the first edition 2016

Patrizia Giamminuti, Il Gioco dell’Oca: una proposta iconografica

Andreas Hermann Fischer, A Remedy for the Weary Mind. Intellectuals and Play in the Middle Ages

 

mention for

Mark Kaethler, Jean Barbier and Thomas Middleton Rewrite the Rules of Chess