IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 951: Historical European Martial Arts Studies, III: Historical Martial Arts and Modern Scholarship - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies
Organiser:Jacob H. Deacon, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Jacob H. Deacon, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Abstract

The academic study of historical martial arts systems has made several important advances in the study of fight books, fencing masters, and the wider martial culture of medieval and early modern Europe. The recent formation of SHEMAS, the Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies, is an exciting development for the field as the society will promote and support relevant research. This panel will see participants discuss the definition of historical martial arts studies and its place in relation to the wider fields of history and martial arts studies, future approaches and lines of enquiry for scholars to consider, and how both SHEMAS and the field can expect to grow in the coming years.

Participants include Eric Burkart (Universität Trier), Daniel Jaquet (Universität Bern / Château de Morges), Iason-Eleftherios Tzouriadis (Independent Scholar, Leeds), and Sixt Wetzler (Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen).