Our research and work involves collaboration with scholars across the world. This includes many disciplines as we strive to get the fullest picture possible of each project. Sometimes we get to work with friends and folks who are close by, like Dr. Amanda Taylor Fellow of The Oakeshott Institute. Below find a link to her great interview on The Sword Guy Podcast. She has been working with The Oakeshott Institute and Arms & Armor for several years and is currently doing independent research and collaborating with the Center for PreModern Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Amanda earned her Ph.D. in 2017 from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on late medieval and early modern English and Italian epic romances, arms and armor, and medical texts focusing on anatomy and treatment of battlefield wounds. She has published in the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Arthuriana, The George Herbert Journal, and Quidditas, and is currently working on a book manuscript that builds from her dissertation, “Fabricating the Martial Body: Anatomy, Affect, and Armor in Early Modern England and Italy.” She is also working with co-author Dr. Emily Beck on a forthcoming monograph from Routledge titled Domesticating War: Women, Medicine, and Military Activity in Premodern Europe.
She was integral in such projects as "Weapons, Wounds and Warfare in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" presented by The Oakeshott Institute.
Check out the great interview with Dr. Taylor on The Sword Guy Podcast with Dr. Guy Windsor. They cover many subjects such as lady knights, battlefield wounds, PTSD in returning soldiers, academic publishing, and more.This is a great interview series that looks at the breadth, depth and direction of all things sword related. It is a great listen and we think Amanda did a great job expressing the joy of studying the world of Arms & Armor.
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985.