The Structure of this Blog

The blog is structured into the following categories to make contributions easier to organise and find:

Projects Descriptions of current research projects related to heraldic sources in social and cultural-historical perspectives and news from the projects.

Research Notes Notes from the daily work of research bringing up ideas, presenting sources, summarising interesting readings or placing the subject of this blog in a larger perspective, e.g. the new approaches to auxiliary sciences or visual communication.

Thoughts & Ideas To share spontaneous reflections and to test and discuss new ideas.
Discoveries & Sources To present and discuss interesting sources and new discoveries.
Readings To summarise and review relevant publications and to share readings on the subject of the blog.
Conference reports To give reports based on presentations and conferences.
Broader perspectives It is always important to see the broader picture – here is the place to share thoughts, information and insights from related fields of research such as new approaches to other auxiliary sciences (such as sigillography, diplomatics, vexillology), other disciplines (as art history or literature) and general discussions ( e.g. on semiotics and visual communication).

 Resources & Tools A place to present and discuss all that can be helpful for the work with heraldic sources, to present and discuss procedures and methods as well as useful sources and tools.

Procedures  To share ideas and thoughts about procedures and methods to find and identify coats of arms.

Armorials and other collections
To share information about armorials
and other heraldic collections, to comment on them and how to use them.
Heraldic texts To share information and to review and discuss different
forms of heraldic texts such as treatises, romances, chronicles etc.


Dates: To advertise upcoming papers and conferences (and to have them archived).
Publications: To announce new articles, publications and editions.
Call for … : To advertise calls for papers, to search for contributors etc.

Please …

Please comment …! Postings and papers you want to discuss with colleagues and other readers and get their opinions about it.
Please help …!
For questions, problems or enquiries you count on the expertise of the others for.


About the Blog:
… the prupose
… the structure
… how to contribute
… backgrounds

Cite this blog post
Torsten Hiltmann (2013, June 12). The Structure of this Blog. Heraldica Nova. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from

Torsten Hiltmann

Torsten Hiltmann is Juniorprofessor for the High and Late Middle Ages and Auxiliary Sciences at the University of Münster. He is interested in medieval and early modern visual communication and heraldry, the medieval notion of kingship and the methods and technologies of Digital Humanities.

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