International Research Conference on the History of Arms and Armor in Kyiv (Ukraine), May 16-18, 2016

The speeches which were held during the day were as follows:

1) "Why can't we find Ukranian cultural treasures in the Metropolitan and other world museums?"; Ms. Irna Forostyan (Independent Researcher; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Security Department; The Fund for Reesearch of Ancient Civilization;  Museum of Trypillya, N.Y., USA)

2) "An Interpretation of Archery techniques in Persian Archery Manuals: A Practical Application"; Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani (M. Khorasani Consulting, Independent Reasearcher, Expert, Frankfurt a.M. Germany). To see my whole speech click here

3)"Historical Overview of the Progression of Fencing and Fighting Systems in Italy Compared to the Development of the Weapons and Social Context"

Mr. Andrea Lupo Sinclair Founder and Technical Director of FISAS (Federazione Italiana Scherma Antica e Storica). To see this speech click here.

4) "Exhibiting of Historical Weapon in the Lviv Historical Museum"; Mr. Andriy Paniv Lviv Historical Museum (Lviv, Ukraine)

5) "Arms and Armor Collection in the Vasyl Krychevsky Poltava Local History Museum. History of Creation and Perspective of Development"; Mr. Roman Prokhvatilo Vasyl Krychevsky Poltava Local Historical Museum (Poltava, Ukraine)

New Findings of Medieval Weapons in the Ruhotyn Hillfort (Koneshty, Ukraine); Mr. Vitaly Kalinichenko (Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine)

6) "From Sarmatia to Gaul: Three Presumably Alan "Notched Blades" found in France" Mr. Iaroslav Lebedynsky (National Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Paris, France). To see the speech click here

7) New Findings of Medieval Weapons in the Ruhotyn Hillfort (Koneshty, Ukraine) Mr. Vitaly Kalinichenko; Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National 
University (Chernivtsi, UKraine)

8) The Helmets and Eastern Contacts of Ruthotyn and Poland (10 - early 11th cc.); Dr. Artem Papakin, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University (Kyiv, Ukraine)

9) "Swords from the City of Belz, Kept in the Lviv Historical Museum"; Dr. Svyatoslav Tersky, Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine)

10) "The Ancient Icons at the Historical Sources for Study of Arms and Armor"; Dr. Vyachesla Grekov (Kharkiv, Ukraine, Vasyl Karazin Kharkiv National University)

To see parts of the whole speeches mentioned above click here.

Second day

1) "Trade in Swords and Sabers between the Khazars, Rus/Vikings, and the Islamic World during the 9-10th Centuries"

Dr. Ann Feuerbach (Hofstra University, Hemstead , N.Y., USA; Nassau Community College, Garden City, N.Y., USA). To see the speech click here.

2) "The Features of Armaments in Belarusian Lands of Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the End of 14-15th cc" Dr. Yury Bohan (Belarusian State 
Economic University, Minsk, Belarus)

3) "The Armament of Household Troops (Curiensis) of Jan Olbracht Jagiellon, King of Poland, According to the Registry of 1500"

Dr. Volodymyr Hutsul (Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine)

4) "Scabbard Mounts with Shoulders - One of the Types of Saber Scabbard Mounts of the 13-14 Century" Mr. Volodymyr Prokopenko (Sc.D., 

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

5) "Scabbard Mounts with Wings - One of the Types of Saber Scabbard Mounts of 15-18th cc." Mr. Volodymyr Prokopenko (Sc.D., 

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

6) "Cannon Park of the Left Bank Ukranian Hetman of the First Half - Middle of the 18th c." Dr. Oleksij Sokyrko (Taras Shevchenko 

Kyiv National University, Kyiv, Ukraine)

7) "Armor of Francesco de Mediciof the Second Half of the 16th Century and Armor of Italian Rider of Early 17th 

Century in the Collection of the National Museum of History of Ukraine" Dr. Olena Popelnytska (National Museum of History of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

8) "Kords: Late Medieval Cold Weapons from the New Acquisitions of the National Museum of History of Ukraine"

Mr. Svyatoslav Sychevskii (Magister of History, Independent Researcher of Weapons and Material Culture of 14-17 cc., Kyiv, Ukraine)

9) "Kords, their Distribution and Significance on Ruthenian Lands in 15-16th cc" Mr. Dmytro Kolyadenko (Vinnitsa National Agrarian University, Vinnitsa, Ukraine)

10) "Weapons as a Leading Ideological and Functional Element of World Phaleristics Heritage" Mr. Roman Grigoryev (Journalist, School 

Teacher, Student of Oleksander Dovzhenko Glukhiv, National Pedagogical University, Bar, Hlukhiv, Ukraine)

11) "The Portrayal o Cold Steel on the Vishnevetsky and Zbarazhsky Prince Family Portraits from the Vishnevetskiy Castle"

Dr. Olena Pohodyascha (National Museum of History of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

12) "Two Captured Cannons from the Starodub Regiment Illustrated in P. J. Thelott's Album, the Beginning of 18th c." Dr. Oleh Malchenko (Institute of Ukranian Archeography and Source Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

13) "Mortar's Collection in the Liviv Historical Museum" Ms. Mariana Verhoturova (Lviv Polytechnic National UNiversity, Lviv, Ukraine)

14) "The Prize Shashka in the Collection of the National Museum of History of Ukraine" Ms. Olena Shevchenko (National 

Museum of History of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

15) "Presentation of a Book 'Knights of the Sun' and Documentary Film 'The School of the Cossack Hardening'"

Dr. Oleksander Seredyuk (Writer, Independent Researcher of Military Culture of the Ukranian Cossacks, Instructor of Fighting Gopak, Roykni, Volynreg, Ukraine)

Dr. Denis Toichkin held the closing speech.  To see parts of the speeches of the second day click here.