Session Title

Alfonso X's Libro de los juegos: Big Results from Small Data

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

Organizer Name

Linde M. Brocato

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Memphis

Presider Name

Mildred Budny

Presider Affiliation

Research Group on Manuscrpt Evidence

Paper Title 1

El Libro de los juegos como reproducción y recreación de la vision politica de Alfonso X

Presenter 1 Name

Lola Bollo-Panadero

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Colby College

Paper Title 2

Prudence in Play: Alfonso X's Libro de acedrex e tablas as a Theory of Decision Making

Presenter 2 Name

Michael A. Conrad

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. Zürich

Paper Title 3

Of Games, Man, and True Faith

Presenter 3 Name

Ulrich Schädler

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Musée Suisse du Jeu/Univ. de Fribourg

Paper Title 4

Response

Presenter 4 Name

Linde M. Brocato

Start Date

11-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 204

Description

In this era of “big data” and data-mining, the Libro de los juegos of Alfonso X (1221–1284) offers a significant counter-case: one specific manuscript of only moderate length that provides insight into a multiple domains. It is “small data,” but data so rich that it produces “big results” when placed in productive tension across domains and disciplines. It is a book that lends itself to interdisciplinary conversation, and to conversations that trace its contents and its effects over time, as part of a particular corpus and part of a concrete library. The purpose of this session is to encourage a lively interdisciplinary discussion of its texts, images, and the physical book from a variety of domains, perspectives, and methods in order to address a broad array of questions both related to and beyond its explicit topic, games and aristocratic leisure, and, as such, welcomes participants from all quarters interested in cross-disciplinary analysis and discussion of the Libro de los juegos.

Mildred Budny

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Alfonso X's Libro de los juegos: Big Results from Small Data

Bernhard 204

In this era of “big data” and data-mining, the Libro de los juegos of Alfonso X (1221–1284) offers a significant counter-case: one specific manuscript of only moderate length that provides insight into a multiple domains. It is “small data,” but data so rich that it produces “big results” when placed in productive tension across domains and disciplines. It is a book that lends itself to interdisciplinary conversation, and to conversations that trace its contents and its effects over time, as part of a particular corpus and part of a concrete library. The purpose of this session is to encourage a lively interdisciplinary discussion of its texts, images, and the physical book from a variety of domains, perspectives, and methods in order to address a broad array of questions both related to and beyond its explicit topic, games and aristocratic leisure, and, as such, welcomes participants from all quarters interested in cross-disciplinary analysis and discussion of the Libro de los juegos.

Mildred Budny