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Combat in Context

Friday 22 June 2018
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden

On the 22nd of June H.E.M.A. (Historical European Martial Arts) organises a new symposium: Combat in Context, where the historical martial arts community will meet the scientific community. The First Edition will concentrate on fighting away from the battlefield.

This symposium will offer a new and interesting perspective, because it will combine lectures with demonstrations given by practitioners, making the theory of fighting visible.


9:30                                     Doors open

9.45 - 10.00                        Welcome

10:00 – 10:30                   Gundula Lidke Bronze Age: The Bronze Age battle in the Tollense Valley (c. 1300-1250) - Materials, scenario, and experimental use of replica weapons

10:30 – 11:00                    Valerio Gentile Bronze Age: Investigating rules and values in Bronze Age combat

11:00 – 11:30                     Coffee/tea break

11:30 – 12:00                    Jorrit Kelder Bronze Age: My kingdom for a horse! Horses, hunters, and cavalry in Late Bronze Age Aegean and beyond

12:30 – 13:00                   Discussion

13:00 – 14:00                   Lunch   

14:00 – 14:30                   Aurelien Nouvion 13th century: Fencing clerks? Questioning the oldest medieval Fight Book: the manuscript I.33

14:30 – 15:00                    Reinier van Noort 17th century: The life and work of fencing master Johannes Bruchius in context

15:00 – 15:30                    Coffee/tea break

15:30 – 16:00                    Oskar ter Mors and Casper van Dijk 15th century: Fencing with the long knife in different contexts according to Johannes Lecküchner (demonstration)

16:00 – 16:30                    Discussion and closing remarks

16:30                                    Drinks

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