A card-game-scene by Arnoult from 1690 is explained by Stud.Teacher Sarah

Fashion print Arnoult 1690 Here is a short video explaining the background story of this fashion-print by Arnoult ! It is an interesting story, which is going on in this print. See the video, it is fun too. (Attention ! If You klick on the link You arrive on a blank window. The University-Server does not allow the direct way. You have to go over "link open in new tab", or You copy https://youtu.be/EZv3OyC04iY in the adress field of Your browser.)


Video about the Institute on YouTube

A short Video-Introduction is on YouTube ! Filmed and cutted by my son Fabian. (Attention ! If You klick on the link You arrive on a blank window. The University-Server does not allow the direct way. You have to go over "link open in new tab", or You copy https://youtu.be/enbSRknDzc8 in the adress field of Your browser.)


News

Rainer Buland is writing an essay, the title following Edmund Burke: "Philosophical Enquiry into the Outlines of a General Game Science named Ludistics". It is more or less an universal linguistics of board- and card-games. Until now all publications are in German. The translation is not easy because "Spiel" in German means game, play, gambling and sports all in one word.


The Institute and its collection:

The Institute, founded in 1990, is part of the University Mozarteum Salzburg and last year it was admitted "part of the national large-scale scientific infrastructure". The reason is the worldwide unique collection of old prints and antiquarian books on all topics dealing with play and games. The collection contains about 3.000 prints before 1900: Game boards, scenes of gambling and gaming, 17th century advertising prints and pictures from 19th century magazins. The 450 books before Word War 1 deal with all aspects of play and game: many "Academies de Jeux" (17th and 18th century), philosophical essays, oracle-books (one of the most beautiful, Straßburg 1546, containing over 100 woodcuttings). Oracle game 1546


Rainer Buland's last book

deals with the 1934 World Chess Championship in Germany between Aljechin and Bogoljubow, containing the hithero unknown guest book of this tournament.