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Report de mes trois dernières conférences à Paris (mars/avril 2020)

Comme vous vous en doutez certainement déjà, les conférences à Paris, qui n’ont pas encore eu lieu, doivent malheureusement être reportées à cause de la crise actuelle. Il s’agit des conférences de 25 et 26 mars ainsi que de 7 avril. S’il y a de nouvelles dates, je les annoncerai ici. En attendant, veuillez rester en bonne santé et faire attention à vous.

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Mars 2020 – Série de conférences à Paris sur des nouvelles approches pour l’étude de l’héraldique médiévale

En mois de mars, je vais être professeur invité à l’École des Hautes Études à Paris, à l’invitation de Laurent Hablot. Dans le cadre de cette fonction, je vais présenter une série de conférences:   Entre histoire culturelle et humanités numériques Nouvelles approches pour l’étude de l’héraldique médiévale et du début de l’époque moderne   La réémergence de la communication visuelle au XIIe siècle – la naissance des armoiries...

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Papers from the Coat of Arms no.235 (2018) are now available online on the Heraldry Society website

Abstracts of papers visit www.theheraldrysociety.com The heraldry and badges of King Richard II at Westminster Hall, Palace  of Westminster.  By D. Mark Collins. King Richard II ordered a major remodelling of the Great Hall at Westminster in the Perpendicular Gothic style, and the work took  place between late 1393 and 1401. The hall was heightened, with the addition of a decorative string course, and above that new windows, and...

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SUBPROJECT ON ARMORIALS IN MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS REACHES ITS CONCLUSION

This week, Elmar Hofman handed in his dissertation on armorials in Dutch, German and French manuscripts from the thirteenth to the early sixteenth centuries, a subproject of the “Performanz der Wappen” research project. In this dissertation, Hofman pursues the question as to how armorials in medieval manuscripts can be studied as means of communication and historical sources. He presents a diversified approach, taking into account various aspects of a...

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[CfP:] 2nd International Congress about Heraldry – 2ème Congrès International sur l’Héraldique – October 5, 2019 (invitation and program)

The program of the 2nd International Congress on Heraldry is now available. The conference will take place in the Palazzo Pretorio, Buggiano (Pistoia – Italie), on Saturday 5 October 2019. See the full programme on the poster below. L’argomento può essere affrontato sotto qualsiasi aspetto inerente a stemmi, imprese e raffigurazioni affini, anche sotto un’ottica storica, artistica, architettonica, giuridica o similari, purché connessa a situazioni iconografiche “di periferia” o...

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New Website for the Study of Medieval Badges

Professor Ann Marie Rasmussen (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has produced a website on medieval badges with the support of an Insight Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The website shares knowledge about medieval badges (including badges with heraldic designs) and ideas and tools for studying them. The website makes available in an open-access format research produced by students that has been reviewed by...

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La Cour amoureuse, dite de Charles VI : héraldique, politique, société et culture au XVe siècle

Conférence d’Hélène Loyau et Clara Bozzolo à la Société française d’héraldique et de sigillographie à l’occasion de la sortie du t. IV de l’Armorial de la Cour amoureuse, Paris, Le Léopard d’or. Paris, Centre d’accueil et de recherche des Archives Nationales, 11, rue des Quatre Fils, Paris 75003. Salle d’Albâtre. 21 mars 2019, 17h. Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles. Ce quatrième et dernier volume achève de...

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Three Dynasties, One Armorial: Cranachs, Wettins and Habsburgs in Manchester, John Rylands Library, German MS. 2

Manchester’s John Rylands Library is the custodian of a high-quality sixteenth-century German armorial (available online) which has only recently been studied in detail for the first time. In an article for the latest issue of the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library1 I have advanced three main hypotheses concerning the genesis of German MS. 2 (henceforth Rylands German 2): that it was produced in 1565 in the renowned Wittenberg...

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Recent publications. Update January 2019

This list contains publications on heraldry as well as articles and books in which heraldry plays a supportive part. It provides an overview of interesting reads that have been published since our last update, including recent publications that we missed last time but definitely deserve mentioning. The overview is not complete. If you know of any new publications, please let us know by using the comment box below, and we...

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[CfP:] Heraldic Hierarchies: Identities, Status and State Intervention in Early Modern Heraldry (XXIth Colloquium of the International Academy of Heraldry)

French version below. 18–20 September 2019 Antwerp: Grauwzusters Cloister of the University of Antwerp Over the past decades, the study of the adoption and use of arms within a wide range of social groups has questioned the exclusive association between heraldry and nobility. Yet, while considerable research has been done on the medieval heydays of the system, historians as well as heraldists usually steer clear from later developments. This...

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Armoiries et insignes d’Ezzelino da Romano, tyran de Padoue: une équivoque qui a la vie dure

Autruche à crête tenant dans son bec un fer à cheval. Cimier ouvert avec couronne, prérogative des grandes familles, croix sur la partie antérieure du cimier, signe que la famille a participé aux Croisades, le bleu étant la couleur des croisés italiens. L’écu est parti: les lys sont un élément caractéristique des Guelfes et ont peut-être été adoptés par Ezzelino le Bègue; les Gibelins utilisaient le lys ouvert. Les...

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“Dictionary of British Arms. Medieval Ordinary” (4 vols) available in Open Access

In four volumes, the Dictionary of British arms gathers the known coats of arms from the British Isles from the beginning of heraldry up to 1530. Unlike other instruments like the Rietstap or the Siebmacher, here the coats of arms are not arranged by the names of their bearers but – as a so called “Ordinary” – by their figures. This approach makes it much easier to identify unknwon...

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