Finally, it is time to start nominating the researchers you admire, respect and consider to be worthy of having their hard work awarded both with these awards and nice prizes like swords, books and fencing gear. Surely you know of some, or are even club mates or friends with such people, so please take a few minutes to check the award categories here:

For the 2013 awards we are now accepting nominations for work published in English in 2012, as well as nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

When nominating people and their work for these awards you need to send in the following to the jury:

  1. The name of the nominee.
  2. Contact info for the nominee.
  3. What award categories you wish to nominate the person for.
  4. Your motivation for nominating this person.
  5. A copy of the work(s) or a link to the material for which the person is nominated.

Please, send all nominations to [email protected]

Roger Norling
Roger Norling is an instructor on Joachim Meÿer's Halben Stangen (Quarterstaff) with the Gothenburg Free Fencer's Guild (GFFG).

Starting with the Gothenburg Historical Fencing School in 2008, he is since 2015 a member of the GFFG. His main focus in his research is the "Kunst des Fechtens" and primarily the longsword, dussack and polearms. He has been focusing on the works of Joachim Meÿer since 2009. In this he has enjoyed collaborating with the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild and in May 2013 he became a Fechter of the MFFG. Recently, he has begun researching Meyer's dagger quite systematically using the same method he applied to his staff teachings.

Currently, he is writing on a series of books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, in collaboration with researcher friends in the HEMA community.

The upcoming two years he will be teaching Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events in Europe and the USA. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.