On November 8th 2014, Weapons Combat Systems (WCS) is arranging a seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark. WCS is a realistic martial arts style specializing in combat with and against weapons.
Head Instructor, Rolf W. Fabricius, will be instructing this seminar from 12.00 – 15.00.
Address: Dueslaget, Auroravej 2, 1620 Rødovre.
Price: 300 DKK + grading fee (if grading).
Prior knowledge of Weapons Combat Systems is not necessary
All can participate. Ideal seminar for beginners who wish to get an insight into armed combat!
Combat Archaeology is proud to participate in the Nordic TAG conference as a session organizer and will be organizing a session entitled "Conflict Archaeology and the Practice Approach". See our session description below.
The deadline for our paper abstracts is 30.1.2015. Abstracts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the conference itself, please visit the Nordic TAG 2015 website (session descriptions remain to be updated).
Conflict archaeology, as a distinct strand of archaeological research, is still in its earliest stages and, as such, still in need of much refinement. In view of the multifaceted aspects of combat and the longstanding and multi-generational social structures that underlie it, there are obviously manyapproaches that can be employed in studying phenomena of conflict. One major concern for the progress of studies of conflict in archaeology is the general attenuation of the practice of violence, entailing an examination of agency in terms of how people act in the world, i.e. what they actually do, think and feel. When archaeological studies have focused upon subjects of or related to violence or warfare, it is not uncommon for the main area of debate to be restricted to such subjects as origins, social consequences, ceremonial aspects, social stratigraphy and weaponry typologies and dispersion etc. Certainly, a rich and nuanced understanding of the relationship between violence and society has been attained as a result of these investigations into the diagnostic traces of violence and warfare; but the broad contextualization comes at a price of an impoverished understanding of the practice itself. Regrettably, there has been little focus upon the methods by which it was conducted and how it was conceived, of the reasons for military success and failure. This session, therefore, aims at exploring how a practice approach towards understanding archaeologies of conflict can contribute to the field. We invite papers which relate to studies of conflict and employ clear theoretical frameworks in order to explore interpersonal violence through direct consideration of how it is undertaken and understood. We welcome contributors discussing the theoretical and philosophical treatments of this general approach as well as specific case studies that apply it.”
Combat Archaeology has the pleasure of presenting a paper at the 4th Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology which will be held at the University of Oxford, 6-8th December 2015.
In addition to the paper, entitled "Towards an Archaeology of Boarding: Naval Hand-to-Hand Combat Tactics of Northwestern Europe in the 16th Century, we have been generously been granted the time to present Combat Archaeology as an organisation and its mission. We hope more will join us in the future!
Here is the programme for the event. As you can see, there are lots and lots of interesting papers and presentations here!
Registration for the conference in now open!
Sign up through the following link: https://postgraduateconflictarchaeologyconference.wordpress.com/dates/
More information here:
Hope to see you in Oxford.
Forårets sidste Historiske Stjernestund på Kongernes Jelling.
Vikingernes legendariske kamphandlinger var mere avancerede og forskelligartede end hidtil antaget. Få den nyeste viden om vikingerne som fantastiske kæmpere, deres hovedvåben og kampteknik, når kamp-arkæolog og cand.mag fra Københavns Universitet, Rolf Warming, folder sit speciale ud.
Lars Lind vil assistere i foredraget og demonstrere kampteknikker. Lars har +40 års erfaring i nærkamp og kampkunst og er chefinstruktør i Weapons Combat Systems.
Pris: 95 kr. inkl. kaffe og kage.
Bemærk at foredraget afholdes i Kongernes Jelling.
Der har været rift om billetterne til de forrige Stjernestunder, så vi anbefaler du køber din billet i forsalg, for ikke at risikere at gå forgæves.
Mere info: https://www.facebook.com/events/415244508841286/
We still have spaces available for our Seminar I.33: Sword and Buckler which is to be held at the Royal Armouries Museum (12-13th May 2018)! The event is open to all and is organized by the Society for Combat Archaeology, Kunst des Fechtens and the Royal Armouries Museum.
These two days are not to be missed! On the menu:
- Hands-on workshops with swords and shields
- Lectures and presentations
- Handling of original arms and world's oldest fencing manual from the museum collection
- 10% discount at the Royal Armouries Museum shop
With instructors and academics from all over Europe - not to mention the curators of the Royal Armouries Museum and the museum collection itself - this event certainly is uniquely interdisciplinary.
Please follow the links below for more information and booking: