"By the Sword: From Judicial Duel to Affair of Honor" October 19, 2008 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crown Center Auditorium
1001 W Loyola Ave,
Chicago, IL 60626
Event fee: Approximately $25 (includes lunch).
"By the Sword: From Judicial Duel to Affair of Honor" is a day-long seminar and workshop covering the history of dueling from the Middle Ages into the 1600s. This event will take place at the Crown Center Auditorium on Loyola University's Lake Shore campus on North Sheridan Road on Sunday, Oct. 19.
9:00 AM - Noon : Morning Presentations
Noon - 1:00 PM : Lunch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM : Introductory Rapier
The morning's presentations (9 AM - Noon) will include a lecture on judicial dueling and dueling customs in Germany by Christian Tobler, a presentation by Doug Strong of the Armor Research Society, and a presentation of an armored duel.
Christian Tobler, author of "Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship" and "Fighting with the German Longsword," will present a lecture on judicial dueling and dueling customs in Germany. Doug Strong of the Armor Research Society will present an additional lecture. Christian Tobler and Greg Mele (co-translator of "Arte Gladiatoria: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Filippo Vadi")
Following a lunch break, John O'Meara of the Chicago Swordplay Guild will lead an introductory class on the rapier, ending at roughly 4.
There will be several display tables with various books, armor, weapons and so forth, for perusal before the event begins and during the lunch break.
Chicago Swordplay Guild (Chicago, Illinois)