Combat in Context
- 22 June 2018
- Van Steenis Building
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
Registration and more information
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