Martial Arts, Tradition and Globalisation

International conference at the University of Lausanne

Conference poster

What are the relationships between martial arts, globalisation and tradition? What are the dynamics and effects of each on the others?

This conference poses these questions to the growing interdisciplinary field of martial arts studies, in a landmark international event: a conference that brings together for the first time the Martial Arts Studies Research Network and the German Martial Arts and Combat Sports Commission.

Taking place in the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, with events also taking place at the Confucius Institute (University of Geneva) and the Olympic Museum (Lausanne), this is a major event for the international and multidisciplinary academic study of martial arts.

The conference (initially planned in 2021) has been deferred to June 29 – July 2, 2022.

Registration is closed (27.05.2022).

Main dates

  • Release of the website: May 2020
  • Publication of the Call for Papers: first call August – October 2020, second call September – November 2021
  • Registration: March 2022
  • Release of the programme: March 2022

Measures to ensure the health situation

Since February 16, 2022, almost all measures against the coronavirus have been lifted by the Federal Government. Personal responsibility is still the way forward: It’s important to continue to follow the rules on hygiene and social distancing (Federal Office of Public Health) and, if possible, to get vaccinated. If you have symptoms, stay at home and get tested, even if you’ve been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID. Many thanks for your cooperation.