After a long time of consideration, we have taken the decision to change our name from Combat Archaeology to Society for Combat Archaeology.
The decision is mostly grounded in that we judge the aims and goals of our organization to be better conveyed by being presented as a society, a group of like-minded individuals sharing the same mission. As such, we are not a closed organization but one which encourages others to become involved and engage in conflict and combat related heritage. We hope that our new name will help to convey this.
Another reason for changing our name is the popularization of the term “combat archaeology” as a distinct branch of archaeology. We are pleased about this development since it suggests ever more people are becoming interested in this field. We have, nonetheless, a personal desire to distinguish ourselves as a society and make our efforts recognizable as work of excellency and high standard.
Although a society for a branch of archaeology, we wish to underline that we are highly multidisciplinary organization. We – as well as our collaboration partners – are composed of both academics and non-academics from a variety of backgrounds. We hope to keep up and develop this very fruitful collaboration in the future!
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Rolf is the founder of the Society for Combat Archaeology (SoCA). He holds an MA degree in Maritime Archaeology from the University of Southampton and another MA degree in Prehistoric Archaeology from the University of Copenhagen. His studies have preeminently been on the subject of combat and conflict in the past, ranging from Mesolithic violence to organized state formation in the Renaissance. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University and an affiliated Ph.D. researcher at the Swedish Defense University. In addition to his academic studies, Rolf has a background as a junior officer in the Royal Danish Army. He is also the chief instructor of the martial arts organization Weapons Combat Systems, teaching classes and seminars on an international level. In addition to this, Rolf is the chief instructor of Weapons Combat Systems, a weaponry-based martial art which he teaches on both a national and international level through classes, seminars, etc.