The Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies (SHEMAS) is a learned society aiming at promoting and supporting research for Historical European Martial Arts. It reaches out to affiliated academic researchers, independent researcher and expert practitioner, worldwide. You want to know more? Browse our FAQ or watch this presentation. A blog article is also available on Hroarr and you can listen to this podcast made by Alte Herren.

The Society has just been constituted!

Friday May 5, 2017, the Society has been constituted at the University of Burgundy, during the HEMA event of Dijon. A conference, roundtable and a wine reception were held, in front of an international audience composed of scholars and martial experts and practitioners. A review of the event with the tape of the round table focused on the state of research and future of HEMA studies is forthcoming.

Next steps

  • Registration on the website is opened, we invite HEMA researchers to register, fill their profile and promote their research projects (subject to a fee for membership)
  • May 2017 – Release of the beta version of the website with a portfolio of ongoing research projects

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