Iason - Eleftherios Tzouriadis

Iason - Eleftherios Tzouriadis

IMS PG Researcher

Summary: Thesis: The development, use and significance of staff weapons in medieval Europe: circa 1300 to circa 1500


I am currently researching the development and use of staff weapons from 1300 to 1500, focusing on their use in the Hundred Years War as well as the German-Italian Wars. I am also interested in investigating the origin of their names, because the terminology appears to be problematic in modern publications. In my research, I am following an interdisciplinary approach, using both primary written sources and material culture.

About me:

I received a degree of History and Archaeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2011. During my undergraduate studies I participated in several archaeological excavations in central Macedonia. In 2012 I received my MA on Medieval Studies from the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS) in Leeds. Influenced from the people that I met during my MA, as well from the 'Tournament' and 'Warfare in the Age of the Crusades' modules that I attended, I decided to pursue a PhD in the unique environment of the IMS. Currently I'm working on my PhD and I work as an intern in the Royal Armouries. I also love travelling to new places, photography and coffee.


Dr. Alan V. Murray (History) and Karen Watts (Royal Armouries).