Dr Nathan Clough

Dr. Nathan Clough is a cultural geographer interested in how Historical European Martial Arts have become a touchstone for a wider set of cultural politics involving race, gender, and the concept of Western Civilization.  After a decade as a university professor, Dr. Clough has decided to leave academia to make swords and help run the Oakeshott Institute full-time.  In addition to researching the cultural politics of HEMA, Dr. Clough is also a competitive historical fencer and a sword smith at Arms and Armor in Minneapolis, MN, where he lives with his wonderful wife and his noisy dogs.


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