Approaching Martial Arts Studies Events

Happy New Year!

As the first martial arts studies research network event is approaching fast, I just wanted to send a quick reminder: if you are planning to attend the Gender Issues in Martial Arts Theory and Practice Event at Brighton University (Eastbourne Campus) on Friday 5th February, please could you register via Eventbrite as soon as possible.

Registration is free, but we need to know how much (equally free) food and drink we need to order.

For anyone travelling a distance, there are any number of hotels and lodgings available in Eastbourne. However, the Devonshire Park Hotel, where the organisers and speakers will be staying, are offering a concessionary rate for anyone else who books directly with them and mentions that they are coming for this Brighton University event (£60 per night inc. breakfast).

The line up for the day is excellent, and is sure both to advance key issues around gender and martial arts. I hope to see you there!

In other news, there is still a small window of time to submit contributions on ’the invention of martial arts’. Accepted articles will be published as issue two of Martial Arts Studies.

There is also some time left to submit abstracts for the July 2016 Martial Arts Studies Conference in Cardiff. Anyone planning to attend the conference who will need accommodation should register as soon as possible in order to ensure get on the list for a room in a Cardiff University Hall of Residence. There will be other accommodation options available in Cardiff, of course, but the university halls will be the most convenient, sociable, high quality cost effective accommodation option. A list of confirmed speakers is available here.

The other research network event on the horizon is the one day conference on contemporary debates around martial arts film at Birmingham City University on 1st April. As with all our other events, we have an absolutely excellent line up of speakers.

I don’t want this update to get too long, so I’ll leave it at that for now.

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Here’s to 2016!


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