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.

Currently, he is writing on several books which will explore the teachings of Joachim Meyer, as well as on pedagogics for teaching martial arts.

He is the creator behind the three sister sites, Water on a Rock, an online journal on philosophical ponderings, and and shares his experiences and knowledge in articles on both sites.

He regularly lectures on topics related to HEMA, and teaches workshops on Meÿer quarterstaff, dusack and longsword at various HEMA events around the world. For more about this, read his instructor's profile.