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Exhibition: Knights of the Golden Fleece: a Brilliant Myth Unravelled (24.02.-2.06.24; Mechelen, Belgium)

We would like to bring the following upcoming exhibition to your attention: From February 24th to June 2nd, 2024, Museum Hof van Busleyden (Mechelen, Belgium) will host the exhibition “Knights of the Golden Fleece: a Brilliant Myth Unravelled”. About: The exhibition delves into the historical significance of the Order of the Golden Fleece, showcasing the grandeur and intrigue surrounding one of Europe’s earliest political alliances. Set against the backdrop...

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Lecture: The Digital Heraldry Project. A Knowledge Graph with Semantic Web Technologies and Machine Learning to study medieval visual sources

Philipp Schneider will present the Digital Heraldry Project at the DH AI Seminar at the Centre Sciences des Données at the École Normale Supérieure on Tuesday, 9 January 2024. Visual communication forms an important part of medieval and early modern european culture. Especially coats of arms were widely used in different social groups and offer an important source for cultural history. This subject is at the center of the...

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Recent Publications – Update December 2023

Winter is here and the holidays are right around the corner. The cold, dark, and – at least in Germany – wet days are the perfect opportunity to dive into new readings on heraldry! We have done some research and compiled this list of articles and books on the topic. Since our last update, a number of interesting publications have been released and we would like to give you...

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Book presentation on 20th October 2023, 5pm: Heraldry in Contact (Heraldic Studies 5) – hybrid

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the 5th volume of the Heraldic Studies series edited by Urte Krass and Miguel Metelo de Seixas, titled “Heraldry in Contact: Perspectives and Challenges of a Connective Image Form”. The volume will be presented by Laurent Hablot on 20 October 2023 at 5pm (Spanish time) at the International Congress of Genealogy and Heraldry, which takes place in Ronda (Spain) from...

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Invitation: Inscribing heraldry on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list? – Next meeting of the Société française d’héraldique et de sigillographie (19 October 23, 5pm, hybrid)

At the next meeting of the Société française d’héraldique et de sigillographie on Thursday, 19 October, starting at 5pm, Nicolas Vernot will be presenting the project to recognise the practice of heraldry as intangible cultural heritage in France and at UNESCO. Everyone who would like to learn more about this initiative or would like to get involved is cordially invited to this event, which can be attended in person...

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Call for Bursaries: XXIInd Colloquium of the International Academy of Heraldry, Lund, 16-19 August 2023

From 16th to 19th August 2023 the Colloquium of the International Academy of Heraldry will again take place in Lund. The Académie internationale d’héraldique (AIH) is pleased to offer two bursaries each amounting to a maximum of 600 euros to assist early career scholars/professionals with travel, accommodation and registration at the Lund colloquium. In addition, the Societas Heraldica Scandinavica offers one bursary in honour of the late Antti Matikkala...

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[Publication] Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State Rooms (Heraldic Studies 3)

Just in time for Christmas, we are pleased to announce the publication of the long-awaited third volume of the “Heraldic Studies” series. Under the title “Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State Rooms” Miguel Metelo de Seixas and Torsten Hiltmann present a collection of fifteen richly illustrated articles that have emerged from the corresponding workshop held at the University of Münster from 16 to 18 March 2016. The volume...

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[Paper] Detection, Description, Analysis – Towards an Integrated Approach to Heraldic Representations on Seals using Machine Learning and Semantic Web Technologies (Linked Pasts 6 Conference, 2 December 2020)

From 2 December to 16 December 2020, the sixth edition of the conference Linked Pasts, organised by the Institute of Classical Studies in London, will be held online. Linked Pasts is an annual conference on the use of Linked Open Data for the study of history. This year, one of the panels of the conference, organised by the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Saint Louis, will...

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News on “Heraldica Nova” and the “Coats of Arms in Practice” Project

Lately it has become a little quieter on Heraldica Nova. This was partly due to the effects of the Corona pandemic, which has not left us unaffected as well, but above all to the relocation of the research project “Die Performanz der Wappen” from Münster to Berlin to the Humboldt University, where Torsten Hiltmann was appointed to the Chair of Digital History. As some time has passed since the...

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[CfP] Heraldic Imagination in the Netherlands, 1500-1800

Panel at the Historians of Netherlandish Art Conference (Amsterdam, 2-5 June 2021) Originally hereditary symbols of the medieval noble elite, from the late-14th century onwards crests, coat of arms and blazons were increasingly altered, added to and custom made for members of other, emancipatory social groups, most notably the urban elites. Merchants, for example, formed a fast growing, powerful professional segment of early modern European society – especially in...

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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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[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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