The event will be run in association with KDF International, Combat Archaeology and the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
During the day, it will be possible to attend lectures and workshops which will take the form of practical training sessions and open sparring. Training workshops will focus on related subjects of sword and buckler, shield work and single-handed swords, probably including Messer.
There will be a number of lectures/talks on associated sword and buckler subjects, with the option of a handling session featuring original artefacts from the Royal Armouries collection and a viewing of the famous 1.33 manuscript.
The lecture will be presented in two parts by Combat Archaeology members, Jacob Nyborg Andreassen (cand.mag., curator at Trelleborg Museum) and Rolf Fabricius Warming (cand.mag., MA, archaeologist).
Jacob Nyborg Andreassen will address the overall fighting and conquest strategies of the Viking Age Scandinavians. Rolf Fabricius Warming will discuss their combat techniques and tactics in relation to this based on new analyses of shield finds, historical sources and experimental archaeology. The lecture will be supplemented by practical demonstrations of concepts and techniques by Combat Archaeology members, Lars Lind (chief instructor of Historical Weapons Combat) and Andreas Hansen (instructor in Historical Weapons Combat).