Il rugby. Storia e attualità

convegno e incontro pubblico

A day dedicated to rugby and its relationship with Veneto and Treviso.

The lively soul of the Foundation’s Ludica and sports activities of the world of Benetton will come together with a study meeting in the morning, followed by an afternoon meeting organised after the debut match at the Monigo stadium in Treviso, in the Heineken cup, between Benetton Rugby and Northampton Saints.

Thanks to the generous collaboration of Jolefilm, a few clips from the work of Marco Paolini dedicated to the Tarvisium company will be screened, followed by a moment of confrontation between various players from the sports world and the Treviso economy. This event will be moderated by journalist Andrea Passerini.




9.30am –1pm Conference

Opening of the work by Marco Tamaro, Director of the Foundation;

Gherardo Ortalli, Venetian Institute of Science Literature and Arts, Venice-Benetton/Ludica Foundation: Battle games and the process of civilization;

Nicola Sbetti, University of Bologna: Rugby in an international context: between sports and politics;

Umberto Curi, University of Padua: Sociology of rugby;

Luciano Ravagnani, journalist and historian of rugby, and Gianluca Barca, Director of the magazine “Allrugby”: Evolution of Venetian, Italian and global rugby;

Andrea Rinaldo, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne: Cognitive illusions, fast thinking and economic theory in the ecology of rugby.

Public discussions and conclusion with the Gaetano Cozzi Award for essays on the history of games 2019 to the scholars Andrea Baldan and Naomi Lebens.


5pm public meeting

After the game and afternoon opening by Andrea Rinaldo.

Screening of clips from the documentary by Marco Paolini, Who won? Un viaggio nel rugby [A journey into rugby] (2008, directed by Enrico Lando, produced by Francesco Bonsembiante and Michela Signori for Jolefilm, in collaboration with Neonetwork).

Round table coordinated by Andrea Passerini.

Conclusions by Gherardo Ortalli.