Author: Daniel Jaquet

Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies (SHEMAS) – announcement

The Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies (SHEMAS) is an idea that turned into a project several years ago. It comes from a need that stems from both the academic and independent researchers’ communities involved into HEMA studies: visibility and recognition. As I have argued in this article, the scholars dedicated to dance studies in the 1970’s faced the same lack of visibility and of academic recognition. They stumbled upon the same kind of issues: studying bodily knowledge mainly through technical literature and representations. They involved or collaborated with expert practitioners in their research projects. They did two...

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Difference and similarities between “German” and “Italian” traditions – Roundtable review

This small review intends to share some of the outcome and to highlight some of the  interesting discussions from the round tables held during the recent event in Saint-Cergue (10-12 January 2014, “Differences and similarities between the teachings of Fiore dei Liberi and Johannes Liechtenauer”) organized by Gagschola.  Panellists were Fabrice Cognot [De Taille et d’Estoc] (Fiore dei Liberi and his followers), Keith Farrell [Academy of Historical Arts] (Johannes Liechtenauer’s glossators and followers), Roman Vucajnk [Academia Artis Dimicatoriae] (late german tradition, especially Joachim Meyer), Rob Runacres [Commilitium Historical Fencing] (late Italian tradition, especially the Bolognese school) and Daniel Jaquet...

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