ІV International Research Conference on the History of Arms and Armor (Kyiv, 2020)

Dear Colleagues!

Fourth International Research Conference on the History of Arms and Armor will take place on June, 9–12th, 2020 in Kyiv (Ukraine).

The founders of Conference are: the National Museum of Military History of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), The Fund for Research of Ancient Civilization (NY, USA), the Center of Arms & Armor Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine), Nihonto - the Gallery of Japanese Swords (Kyiv, Ukraine).

The Conference is a part of the Fourth Ukrainian Arms Biennale "Life on the Edge" that will held in Kyiv in June 9-13, 2020.

The purposes of the Conference are: introduction into scientific circulation of new sources on the history of arms and armor, development of international scientific cooperation in the studies of military history, history of arts and martial arts, studies of historical arms and armor in museums and private collections in Ukraine and worldwide, discussion of the methods of study, preservation and restoration of historical weapons.

The languages of the Conference are: Ukrainian, English, Russian.

The Conference includes four main topics:
I. «Life on the Edge». Plenary lectures on the identification of owners or manufacturers of historical weapons. Also the armament complexes of professional military communities, the problems of the history of martial arts, military anthropology and reconstructions will be studied.
II. «Classifications and Terminology». Plenary lectures and discussion on the problems of classifications of historical weapons, their definitions, terminology and interpretation.
III. «Methods of Study of Arms and Armor». Plenary lectures and workshops on the actual methodologies of the study of historical weapons.
IV. «History of Arms and Armor». Plenary lectures on the different issues of study of historical weapons.

Remote participation:

Every participant outside of Ukraine could join our Conference online. We successfully used Skype software to establish live communication (audio & video)

TO JOIN CONFERENCE, PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM (DOWNLOAD OR ONLINE AT THE RIGHT SIDE ON THIS PAGE) BEFORE MAY 15, 2020!

Contacts:

Institute of History of Ukraine NASU — Dr. Denys Toichkin
 (mobile phone +380503841786), denisvt68@gmail.com.

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