[CfA:] You can contribute to Heraldica Nova, too!

Paris, Sainte-Geneviève MS 1688, fol. 1

We are very happy to say that Heraldica Nova is becoming more and more popular amongst the international community of heraldists, historians, and enthusiasts engaging with heraldry in the medieval and early-modern era. In March, we were able to welcome over 9,000 unique visitors! Of course, this interest would not be possible without the fascinating contributions and invaluable comments of people  from around the world that have made Heraldic Nova the dynamic platform for heraldry from the perspective of cultural history it is today. Thank you!

It goes without saying that we are always happy to invite our visitors to become contributors themselves. On Heraldica Nova, anyone interested in heraldry can present and discuss ideas, inform the international community about current events in the field, and keep track of recent publications, projects, and digital records. Recently, for example, this openness resulted in insightful and stimulating blog posts such as Christof Rolker’s exciting finds of previously unknown copies of Conrad Grünenberg’s armorial, and the lively discussion sparked by Julia Ziegler’s survey on the ways in which you learned to blazon.

Your input is crucial! If you would like to write a blog post to share ideas, spread news, open up discussions, and increase our knowledge of the intriguing phenomenon of medieval and early modern heraldry, please be in touch (or comment here): heraldica.nova@uni-muenster.de.

Your contribution can take many forms:

  • projects: Present your research project on heraldry and let the world know what you are trying to find out about.
  • research notes: Everyone encounters fascinating sources or topics during their research that they do not include in an article, often because it does not quite fit with the article’s scope (or length). Here, you can share your finds in a brief blog post—the community’s comments may even lead to new perspectives on your topic!
  • publications: Present your recent publications to an interested audience by posting a short summary (and let them know how to access/purchase it).
  • digital resources: Libraries and archives continuously digitise manuscripts with coats of arms. Keep everyone posted on the most recent digitisation efforts to spread the word about these magnificent resources.
  • events: Tell the community about upcoming events by writing a short description of the event.
  • questions and calls for attention: Call for papers are always welcome on Heraldica Nova. And if you have a specific question, ask the readers through a blog post, and they will probably help you further.

If there is anything you would like to share with the Heraldica Nova community, you are most welcome to contribute! Writing a blog post is easy—instructions can be found on the ‘How to Contribute’ page. Alternatively, if you would like us to help you get started or if you have any other questions, please feel free to comment here or email us at: heraldica.nova@uni-muenster.de.


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1 Response

  1. House marks used the same way as we can see with the coats of arms; as in shields in seals. Is such use of house marks mentioned in any literature from the Middle Ages?
    We have several Norwegian examples of house marks in shields in seals, from the 14th Century : They are in the book “Norske Sigiller fra Middelalderen” i. a. the seals No. 267, 277, 278 and 324.

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