ISSN: 2038-0925

Section Clioludica

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Clioludica is intended to be a space for dialogue and debate on how history can be interpreted and spread through games: from play/playful to game/gaming/game design, as well as through different tools (material, environmental, digital). Play dynamics make it possible to deal with contexts that were unthinkable just a few years ago. The purpose is to investigate how these playful processes involve the historian, who is called upon from time to time to play the role of “passeur” to convey the complexity of history and its processes to the public.
This project is realised together with the Italian Association of Public History (AIPH) – particularly with the working group on History and Play -, Ludus and PopHistory.
ClioLudica hosts different types of submissions (essays, reviews, interviews, video-interviews) dealing with game design processes, which result in different game experiences (board game, card game, urban game, LARP, digital game) and which pay particular attention to the use of historical skills for their implementation, from the historical research to the use of sources and their interpretation.

We encourage all those interested to submit their proposals by sending an abstract of maximum 1500 characters to the editorial office address:

Submissions must be between 35000 and 50000 characters (including spaces and notes) and can be written in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese (submissions in the latter language will be translated by the editorial staff).

Stefano Caselli (University of Malta)
Deborah Paci (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Giorgio Uberti (PopHistory)
Each proposal will be evaluated by the Editors.


Articles must not have been simultaneously submitted to another journal, nor previously published. Please do not submit a manuscript that is under consideration elsewhere.
The article will be published by Diacronie under a Creative Commons licence.



A summary of between 500 and 800 characters (including spaces) is mandatory. The abstract must be written in the language in which the article was originally written and in English. Any translation into other languages is optional but appreciated. The summary must also be accompanied by a list of 5 keywords, in the original language and in English.


Each submission must be accompanied by a brief biography of the author (maximum 500 characters), specifying his/her professional or institutional affiliation, his or her publications (if any) and primary research fields.
This will be inserted into the article when it is published.



Articles should be submitted to the journal, as an email attachment, in .doc, .docx or .odt format.

The essay file must be structured as follows:

  • body of the text: Georgia 11, line spacing 1.5;
  • paragraph headings: numbered (1., 2., 3., …), Georgia 12, 1.5 spacing, bold;
  • paragraph subheadings: numbered (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, …), Georgia 11, spacing 1.5, bold;
  • quotations: Georgia 10, spacing 1.5, indented 1 cm right and 1 cm left;
  • footnotes: Georgia 10, justified, with sequential numbering.



Should an author wish to include images in an article, it is up to the author to obtain the copyright of these images. The integration of iconographic material in articles is conditional on obtaining the necessary authorisations for publication: in the absence of such authorisations, the images cannot be published.

The selection of the images used to present the article – on the journal’s pages – is an exclusive responsibility of the editorial staff.


Bibliographical Guidelines

See Editorial and Bibliographical Guidelines.

The conformity of the text to the bibliographic standards is the author’s responsibility.

The work of editing is a professional activity in itself, which requires the expertise and time of the editors. Editors are only available to take on editorial work in exchange for a donation in support of Diacronie’s activities. Donations will be used solely to develop the journal’s projects and will be publicly accounted for on the website.