Call For Papers

Martial Arts Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Conference
Cardiff University

10-12 June 2015

Conference Organiser
Dr Paul Bowman (Cardiff University)

Proposals: 300 words
Biography: 150 words

Deadline: 31 December 2014

Confirmed Speakers:
Professor Stephen Chan, OBE (SOAS)
Professor Meaghan Morris (Sydney)
Professor Douglas Farrer (Guam)
Dr Ben Judkins (independent scholar)

What is martial arts studies? What could it be? Is it a specific new field or is it always going to be a subsection of other disciplines? What are the possibilities and limitations of creating or developing martial arts studies? What are its key concerns, problematics, theories, orientations,
and methodologies, and why?

Building on recent work, such as the 2014 special issue of JOMEC Journal on martial arts studies,* this conference invites proposals for 20
minute papers that engage with key questions about the field, as well as papers that present current work in any aspect of martial arts studies.