Guest Spotlight: Professor Mark Donnelly

Professor Mark DonnellyProfessor Mark P. Donnelly (S.S.S./ E.A.A./ B.F.H.S./ S.W.A.S.H.) has been studying armed combat in various incarnations for roughly 27 years.

One of the founding fathers of the British Federation of Historical Swordplay (BFHS), he founded the Society for the Study of Swordsmanship (S.S.S.), and created the Edenhill Academy of Arms.

Prof. Donnelly is also the auteur of both the Tontine and of S.W.A.S.H.-UK (Symposium on the Western Arts of Swordsmanship through History) which he has organised and hosted on behalf of the BFHS for the last several years.

Prof. Donnelly has instructed at major national and international events such as: F.I.S.A.S. in Verbania, Italy; H.E.M.A.C. at Dijon in France; A.E.E.M.A. in Madrid; A.R.G.O. in Prague; as well as many others. He has lectured on and demonstrated historical combat in the US at Hampton House, Johns Hopkins University, H.A.C.C, Amherst College, and Fort McHenry, and runs classes for K.A.D.S. – The Keystone Academy of Dueling and Swordsmanship.

He is a life-time research associate with Her Majesties Royal Armouries as well as with The Tower of London and with the National Maritime museum at Greenwich. He is additionally an experienced stage combatant and licensed fight director.

Mr. Donnelly writes and produces historical documentaries for: Discovery Channel Networks; History Channel International; National Geographic; PBS; BBC; and several other international affiliates.

He is also the author and/or co-author of over a dozen books currently in print.

See Professor Donnelly at TempleCon 2015 at:

Thursday, February 5th, 11:30AM-12:30PM, in the Barrington room
A History of Time Travel

Friday, February 6th, 11:30AM-12:30PM, in the Barrington room
+3 Charisma (For Real)

Friday, February 6th, 5:30PM-6:30PM, in Con Suite 2 (Room 632)Mad Science Daft Pub Quiz

Saturday, February 7th, 10:00AM-11:00AM, in the Barrington room
Contraptions: Bizarre Inventions No One Mentions

Saturday, February 7th, 11:30AM-12:30PM, in the Barrington room
Undead En Guard - Vampire Duelling With Wooden Stakes