hroarr-hema-scholar-awards-2014-01It's about that time of the year again where we need to start thinking of nominations for the HEMA Scholar Awards of 2014, ie researchers who have published work in 2013. Last year's award was a great success and we sincerely hope we can do as well again this year.

We are still seeking one more jury member. As we already have three jury members from the USA we will be looking for someone not from the USA, to complement the others. If you are interested then contact us.

Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring these awards and the research in HEMA this year, then please contact us. We will of course also contact potential sponsors ourselves. Anything you can sponsor with is greatly appreciated, be it literature, gear, cash, event fees or shiny steel.

To all the rest of you, please read through the rules and regulations regarding nominations carefully. We would like to emphasize that apart from the Lifetime Achievement Award, the awards are given for research published in English in 2013.

Also please help spread the news so everyone knows about this. 🙂

For more information read these pages:



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.