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

The four volumes of the Dictionary are purchasable in print at Boydell & Brewer (photo: Boydell & Brewer) 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 –...

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[Paper:] Dominique Delgrange: Martin Doué. Un peintre en armoiries, poursuivant d’armes à Lille (1572-1638) – Paris, 15 Mars 2018

Une conférence organisée par la Société française d’héraldique et de sigillographie (SFHS)   Lieu: Archives nationales, « Salle d’albâtre » du CARAN – 11, rue des Quatre Fils, Paris 75003   Date: 15 mars 2018, Entrée à 17 heures, dans la limite des places disponibles

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Bergshammar armorial online!

Since last week, a digitised version of the Bergshammar armorial has been freely accessible online on the website of the Swedish national archives. This fascinating parchment manuscript contains over 3000 coats of arms, displaying first European high nobles by rank followed by nobles by political entities, with a focus on the Holy Roman Empire, France and England. It is dated to the mid-15th century and it is assumed to...

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Recent Publications. Update December 2017

Short days and cold nights call for interesting reads. 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...

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Nassau-Vianden armorial accessible online!

Earlier this year the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague acquired the Nassau-Vianden armorial. This fascinating manuscript is now digitized and accessible online at the website of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. On this website the presentation of the armorial is accompanied by an introduction and some details on the content, of which a brief summary follows below. The armorial displays the ancestors of count Engelbrecht II of Nassau (1451-1504), of both the...

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[CfA:] Visible Identities: Symbolic Codes from Personal Heraldry to Corporate Logos, London, 6 November 2017 (Programme)

This day conference at the Society of Antiquaries will consider the ways in which identity since c. 1100 has been, and continues to be, expressed in outward visible formats, principally heraldry. The opening address will be delivered by Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada, on development of the country’s visual symbolic identity. The following contributions will consider the development of sign systems of identity and their uses from the...

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Heraldry in the royal palace of Sintra: ‘In the Service of the Crown’ project on national TV in Portugal

The show Visita Guiada (‘Guided Visit’) by Portuguese journalist Paula Moura Pinheiro is currently the most popular program of Portugal’s public broadcasting channel RTP 2. Every week, a Portuguese monument of cultural importance is presented by a specialist, generally a historian. Last week, the chosen monument was the royal palace in Sintra and its sala dos brasões (‘hall of coats of arms’). It was presented by Miguel Metelo de...

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

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...

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Recent publications – Update May 2017

Books Barbattini, R., M. Ghirardi and G. Giovinazzo, Api delle città. La figura dell’ape nell’araldica civica italiana (San Godenzo, 2016) Büchner, Robert, Das Münchner Boten- und Wappenbuch vom Arlberg (Frankfurt, 2016) Fragale, Luca Irwin, Microstoria e Araldica di Calabria Citeriore e di Cosenza. Da fonti documentarie inedite (Milano, 2016) Articles and chapters Barovier Mentasti, R., L. Borelli, C. Tonini, ‘Dating the Venetian Rovere Flask at The Corning Museum of...

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[CfA:] 1st International Congress on Heraldry – 1er Congrès International sur l’Héraldique – May 13/14, 2017 (Programme)

The programme of the 1st International Congress on Heraldry is now available. The conference will take place in the Sala degli Avi of Palazzo Altieri, Oriolo Romano (Viterbo), on Saturday 13 May 2017. On the following day, Sunday 14 May, there will be the Simposio annuale sull’attualità dell’araldica. See the full programme on the poster below.  

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[Paper:] Jean-Luc Liez: Blason et œuvre d’art, une identification évidente ? – Paris, 16 mars 2017

Une conférence organisée par la Société française d’héraldique et de sigillographie (SFHS).   Lieu: Archives nationales, « Salle d’albâtre » du CARAN – 11, rue des Quatre Fils, Paris 75003   Date: 16 mars 2017, Entrée libre à 17 heures, dans la limite des places disponibles