Martial Culture in Medieval Towns


Fencing with the long knife. Introduction to experimental history

Saturday, 2022/11/12, 08:30

4 international experts will share insights into their methods for interpreting late Medieval European martial arts. The participants will be introduced in the art of fighting with the long knife according to the teachings of Johannes Lecküchner (1478-82). The physical interpretation of movements, based on the analysis of primary sources, play a central role in the scientific investigation of martial culture. The experimentation follows a protocol documenting interpretation in the frame of a research question. The workshop is targeted for the students at the universities of Bern and Neuchâtel (Medieval history), but is open to the public (registration 25.-). Organised in the frame of the research project «Martial culture in late Medieval towns» (Unibe, 2018-2022) and the course «Doing history with the tip of the sword» (Unine, 2022), with financial support of the SNSF.

Event organizer: University of Bern and University of Neuchâtel
Speaker: Daniel Jaquet (University of Bern and Neuchâtel); Robert (Bob) Brooks (Hotspur School of Defence, UK); Martin Enzi (Dreynschlag, AT); Oskar ter Moors (Ludolph van Ceulen, University of Leiden, NL)
Date: 2022/11/12
Time: 08:30 - 17:30
Venue: Dojo
Collège du Mail
Av. de Bellevaux 52
2000 Neuchâtel
Registration: Registration (opens 13.10.22 - closes 05.11.22)
Characteristics: open to the public