The Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies (SHEMAS) is a learned society dedicated to the promotion and support of research on Historical European Martial Arts. It aims to involve affiliated academic researchers, independent researchers, and expert practitioners worldwide.

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[September 2017] SHEMAS at the International Medieval Congress

SHEMAS will be hosting a panel at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds in 2018. Details of the programme for the conference will be released shortly.

[May 2017] 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.



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