The Martial Arts Studies Research Network


The primary objective of the Martial Arts Studies Research Network is to connect up disconnected disciplinary and cultural discourses on martial arts by fostering dialogue through cross-disciplinary events.

The Martial Arts Studies Research Network is an AHRC-funded research network directed by Professor Paul Bowman in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University, UK.

In connecting and engaging diverse researchers, the network will develop knowledge of the significance and impact of martial arts in the contemporary world and set the agenda for future research in the interlocking multidisciplinary fields around them.

Our work is led by a board of leading scholars and is connected to a growing number of affiliated institutions and associations, including a significant research hub in Cardiff.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Our international board has been chosen to deliberately reflect the growing diversity and depth of scholarship in the field of martial arts studies. More ...

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CONNECTING INSTITUTIONS AND NETWORKS

The Martial Arts Studies research network connects academics across a number of institutions and other networks active in the field, providing a shared platform for their work and scholarship.

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REGIONAL HUB

Based in the UK, a number of individuals and institutions in Cardiff, Wales, have come together to form a Martial Arts Studies regional hub for the research network and its activity. More ...

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