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Raymond J. Lord Symposium on Historical European Martial Arts

The Kinney Renaissance Center hosts the annual Raymond J. Lord Symposium on historical European martial arts, a day-long event featuring presentations on martial traditions and their social contexts.

April 20, 2024. Eighteenth Annual. Keynote: Dr. Chassica Kirchhoff, Assistant Curator of European Sculpture & Decorative Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She is the author of The Thun-Hohenstein Album: Cultures of Remembrance in a Paper Armory, (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer,2023), 'Silver-Pommeled Swords and Old Italian Cannonballs: The Martial Collections of Paulus Hector Mair' in Martial Culture in Medieval Towns, (Basel: Schwabe, 2023), and 'Memories in Steel and Paper: A Spectacular Armor and its Depictions in Early Modern Augsburg,' Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture Online, 4: Objekte der Erinnerung (August 2019), 26-57.

April 30, 2023. Seventeenth Annual. Keynote: Tobias Capwell, former Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection in London. Author of Armour of the English Knight 1450–1500, Arms and Armour of the Medieval Joust, and several other publications. 'Armed in Alabaster: Monumental Effigies and the Study of Armour' and, 'Festivals of Peace and War: Jousting in the Renaissance.' 

April 24, 2021. Sixteenth Annual. Keynotes: Arto Fama, 'From manuscript to movement, an approach to teaching Lichtenauers principles' and Vadim Senichev, 'Armoured dueling, interpretation of historical rulesets, and overall armoured HEMA community development'

April 27, 2019. Fifteenth Annual. Keynote: Ann Tlusty, Professor of History at Bucknell University and author of The Martial Ethic in Early Modern Germany: Civic Duty and the Right of Arms, and Bacchus and Civic Order: The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany.