Academic and Scholarly Articles

Since its beginning, HEMA as a movement has always by necessity included a strong component of research and translation. Below are some links where you can read articles and research from people in the HEMA community to gain better insight into the context of what we practice.


HROARR is an amazing resource that hosts articles and news for all things HEMA in addition to maintaining an online library of manuals and resources for studying and acquiring gear. They host the Annual HEMA Scholar Awards to promote research in our field of study.

Click for HROARR

Acta Periodica Duellatorum

Acta Periodica Duellatorum is a free, open-access Journal that publishes twice a year. They publish articles on all aspects of HEMA practice and research.

Click for Acta Periodica Duellatorum

Other Printed Journals

There are a few printed collections of articles that contain material of interest to HEMA practitioners. Some of them have gone out of print but others are still available. I will name them below and link to the website where they may be purchased.