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Conference: Exploring medieval manuscript I.33

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Royal Armouries Conference / Friday 10 May 2019
The heart of the art of combat: Exploring medieval manuscript I.33

This conference will focus on one of the most famous treasures in our collection, and the world's oldest known surviving fight book - Royal Armouries manuscript I.33.

This beautifully illustrated manual of swordsmanship is dated to about 1310 and is a stunning work of late medieval art.

Our conference aims to provide a multi-disciplinary understanding of I.33 and may consider such subjects as the codicology, language, art history, arms and armour and the fighting techniques illustrated in the manuscript.

We will also attempt to put I.33 in context by possibly considering other sword and buckler traditions, art in medieval fight books and the participation of women and clerics in fencing.

Our keynote speaker is Dr Jeffrey Forgeng, the foremost authority on the manuscript, and editor of the recently published Royal Armouries facsimile, The medieval art of swordsmanship. A full programme and list of speakers will be available in early 2019.

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Call for papers
If you would be interested in submitting a paper for the conference please email henry.yallop@armouries.org.uk for more information.

Contributions should be previously unpublished and speakers should be willing to offer their work as a 6,000 – 10,000 word article for peer review and publication in a Royal Armouries conference proceedings volume, edited by Jeffrey Forgeng. Final date for submissions 18 January 2019.



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