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'''Michael Chidester''' has been studying [[historical European martial arts]] since 2001. He was a member of the [[Association for Renaissance Martial Arts]] until 2007, where he achieved the rank of general Free Scholar and acted as the ARMA Provo Study Group Leader. Michael co-founded the [[True Edge Academy|True Edge Academy of Swordsmanship]] in 2009, and until 2011 was the senior instructor at its Provo, Utah branch. He has lectured on Medieval and Renaissance martial arts at ''Fechtschule America'' in Houston, the ''Iron Gate Exhibition of Historical Martial Arts'' in Boston, the ''Symposium on Historical Arts and Swordsmanship'' at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, and ''Life, the Universe, & Everything: the Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium'' at Brigham Young University.
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'''Michael Chidester''' is the Editor-in-Chief of Wiktenauer and, as Director of the Wiktenauer, an officer of the [[Historical European Martial Arts Alliance]].
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Michael has been studying [[historical European martial arts]] since 2001. He was a member of the [[Association for Renaissance Martial Arts]] until 2006, where he achieved the rank of general Free Scholar, and he acted as the ARMA Provo Study Group Leader from 2007 until its dissolution in 2009. Michael co-founded the [[True Edge Academy|True Edge Academy of Swordsmanship]] in 2009, and until late 2010 was senior instructor at its Provo, Utah branch.
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In 2012, Michael was appointed to the newly-established position of Director of the Wiktenauer by the HEMA Alliance general council, formalizing the role of principal designer and editor that he had assumed in early 2010. As Wiktenauer lead, Michael has assembled the most complete catalog of HEMA manuscripts currently available, including such resources as scans, transcriptions, and translations, and is currently laboring to assemble a similar catalog of printed treatises. In 2013, these efforts earned him a [[HEMA Scholar Awards|HEMA Scholar Award]] for Best Supporting Researcher.
  
In 2010, Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brigham Young University, with a minor degree in Military Science and additional coursework in Italian and Spanish. He developed a degree of fluency in the latter while living abroad in Mexico between 2002 and 2004. He is a member of the [[Western Martial Arts Coalition]] and a Lifetime Member of the [[Historical European Martial Arts Alliance]]. In 2012, Michael was appointed to the newly-established position of Director of the Wiktenauer Project by the HEMA Alliance general council, formalizing the role of principal designer and editor for the wiki that he had assumed in early 2010. As Wiktenauer lead, Michael has assembled the most complete catalog of HEMA manuscripts currently available, including such resources as scans, transcriptions, and translations, and is currently laboring to assemble a similar catalog of printed treatises.
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He has authored or edited various books, including ''[https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/dierk-hagedorn-and-michael-chidester/the-long-sword-gloss-of-gnm-manuscript-3227a-hardcover/hardcover/product-1e4j2rge.html “…eyn Grunt und Kern aller Künsten des Fechtens”: The Long Sword Gloss of GNM Manuscript 3227a]'' (2020), ''[https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/michael-chidester/the-illustrated-meyer/hardcover/product-1jwz5mke.html The Illustrated Meyer]'' (2019), ''[https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/cory-winslow-and-christian-trosclair-and-christian-henry-tobler-and-thomas-stoeppler/the-recital-of-the-chivalric-art-of-fencing-of-the-grand-master-johannes-liechtenauer/paperback/product-1z4465j4.html The Recital of the Chivalric Art of Fencing of the Grand Master Johannes Liechtenauer]'' (2015), and ''The Flower of Battle of Master Fiore de'i Liberi, [https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/guy-windsor-and-francesco-novati-and-colin-hatcher-and-rebecca-garber/the-flower-of-battle-of-master-fiore-dei-liberi-volume-i/paperback/product-1wewjmwd.html Volume I]'' and ''[https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/guy-windsor-and-francesco-novati-and-colin-hatcher-and-rebecca-garber/the-flower-of-battle-of-master-fiore-dei-liberi-volume-ii/paperback/product-1g8pr7kj.html Volume II]'' (2015).
  
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Michael has lectured on Medieval and Renaissance martial arts at the ''Historical Swordplay Symposium'' at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, ''Life, the Universe, & Everything: the Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium'' at Brigham Young University, and numerous HEMA events in Europe and America including ''Blood on the River'', ''Broken Point'', ''Fechtschule America'', ''Fechtschule New York'', ''HEMAC Dijon'', the ''Iron Gate Exhibition'', ''Longpoint'', ''Meyer Symposium'', the ''Purpleheart Armoury Open'', and ''Swordsquatch''.
  
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In 2010, Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brigham Young University, with a minor degree in Military Science and additional coursework in Italian and Spanish. He developed a degree of fluency in the latter while living abroad in Mexico between 2002 and 2004. He is a Research Scholar of the [[Meyer Freifechter Guild]], a founding member of the [[Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies]], a member of the [[Western Martial Arts Coalition]], and a Lifetime Member of the HEMA Alliance.
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=== Concordances ===
  
 
While he designed much of the infrastructure of Wiktenauer, Michael's primary area of research is mapping out the connections between the various books and manuscripts in the corpus of historical European martial arts literature. Based on this research, he has put together a number of concordance documents that lay out the versions of each treatise side-by-side, both for ease of reference and as the first step toward creating critical editions of these treatises. Michael's concordances can be found on the following pages:
 
While he designed much of the infrastructure of Wiktenauer, Michael's primary area of research is mapping out the connections between the various books and manuscripts in the corpus of historical European martial arts literature. Based on this research, he has put together a number of concordance documents that lay out the versions of each treatise side-by-side, both for ease of reference and as the first step toward creating critical editions of these treatises. Michael's concordances can be found on the following pages:
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* [[Martin Syber]]
 
* [[Martin Syber]]
 
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Michael's translation work can be found in the following articles:
 
Michael's translation work can be found in the following articles:
  
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* [[Peter von Danzig zum Ingolstadt]]
 
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* [[Martin Syber]]
 
* The [[Codex Döbringer (MS 3227a)|MS 3227a]]
 
* The [[Gladiatoria (MS Germ.Quart.16)|MS German Quarto 16]]
 
* The [[Albrecht Dürers Fechtbuch (MS Sloane 5229)|MS Sloane 5229]]
 
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== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
 
For questions about the Wiktenauer or his research, or to inquire about donating content to the wiki, Michael can be contacted either via [mailto:mchidester@wiktenauer.com email] or on his [[User talk:Michael Chidester|talk page]].
 
For questions about the Wiktenauer or his research, or to inquire about donating content to the wiki, Michael can be contacted either via [mailto:mchidester@wiktenauer.com email] or on his [[User talk:Michael Chidester|talk page]].

Latest revision as of 03:29, 17 August 2020

Michael Chidester
Occupation
  • Independent researcher
  • MediaWiki developer
Nationality American
Education B.A. Philosophy
Alma mater Brigham Young University

en-us This user is a native speaker of American English.
es-4 El nivel de este usuario corresponde al de un hablante casi nativo del español.
it-2 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello intermedio di italiano.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.

Michael Chidester is the Editor-in-Chief of Wiktenauer and, as Director of the Wiktenauer, an officer of the Historical European Martial Arts Alliance.

Michael has been studying historical European martial arts since 2001. He was a member of the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts until 2006, where he achieved the rank of general Free Scholar, and he acted as the ARMA Provo Study Group Leader from 2007 until its dissolution in 2009. Michael co-founded the True Edge Academy of Swordsmanship in 2009, and until late 2010 was senior instructor at its Provo, Utah branch.

In 2012, Michael was appointed to the newly-established position of Director of the Wiktenauer by the HEMA Alliance general council, formalizing the role of principal designer and editor that he had assumed in early 2010. As Wiktenauer lead, Michael has assembled the most complete catalog of HEMA manuscripts currently available, including such resources as scans, transcriptions, and translations, and is currently laboring to assemble a similar catalog of printed treatises. In 2013, these efforts earned him a HEMA Scholar Award for Best Supporting Researcher.

He has authored or edited various books, including “…eyn Grunt und Kern aller Künsten des Fechtens”: The Long Sword Gloss of GNM Manuscript 3227a (2020), The Illustrated Meyer (2019), The Recital of the Chivalric Art of Fencing of the Grand Master Johannes Liechtenauer (2015), and The Flower of Battle of Master Fiore de'i Liberi, Volume I and Volume II (2015).

Michael has lectured on Medieval and Renaissance martial arts at the Historical Swordplay Symposium at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Life, the Universe, & Everything: the Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium at Brigham Young University, and numerous HEMA events in Europe and America including Blood on the River, Broken Point, Fechtschule America, Fechtschule New York, HEMAC Dijon, the Iron Gate Exhibition, Longpoint, Meyer Symposium, the Purpleheart Armoury Open, and Swordsquatch.

In 2010, Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brigham Young University, with a minor degree in Military Science and additional coursework in Italian and Spanish. He developed a degree of fluency in the latter while living abroad in Mexico between 2002 and 2004. He is a Research Scholar of the Meyer Freifechter Guild, a founding member of the Society for Historical European Martial Arts Studies, a member of the Western Martial Arts Coalition, and a Lifetime Member of the HEMA Alliance.

Contact

For questions about the Wiktenauer or his research, or to inquire about donating content to the wiki, Michael can be contacted either via email or on his talk page.