Medieval Section lecture on medieval swords

Message from YAHS Medieval Section:
Our speaker for this week’s lecture (13 Jan.) will be Dr Stefan Maeder of the Royal Armouries, and he’s going to talk to us about “Mirrors for Men?” a technological and cultural comparison of European and Japanese medieval sword.
Stefan’s background is in prehistoric and early medieval archaeology with a specialization in arms and armour studies. This is a rare opportunity to hear about a comparative study of Japanese and European sword-making traditions and culture.
The venue is Swarthmore College in Leeds and we’ll start at 2pm and allowing for questions aim to finish just after 3pm.