Category: Workshop: History of Heralds

Taking place at Münster University, this workshop in 2014 and 2015 seeks to rapproach the historical development of the heralds’ office in Europe and explore its research potential for the study of cultural history.


The workshop on the “History of Heralds” (Münster, 26-28 March 2014) gets its own blog!

As stated in a former post, I’m convinced that the subject of heralds is not the subject of heraldry. Both topics have to be separated in order to avoid confusion. Thus, I decided to open a new blog on the “History of Heralds” that will accompany the workshop and book project dedicated to this subject. There you will find the programme of the workshop, abstracts and presentations of the...


Heralds are not heraldry, heraldry not heralds: On the benefits of clear distinctions

The biggest problem in dealing with heralds as well as with heraldry is the fact that both subjects are much too often seen as one. As a matter of fact, the relationship between heralds and heraldry is a tricky one and the link between both, as far as I see, has been largely overestimated. Heralds, on the one hand, are usually presented as THE experts and authorities in all...


Collaborative bibliography on heralds has been started

In the context of the planned workshop and book project “The history of heralds in Europe (12th-18th c.)“, we have opened a group on Zotero which is a free, easy-to-use tool, offering the opportunity to share and work on a collaborative bibliography. Usually, it takes quite some time to establish a profound bibliography on such a topic as the history of heralds, and often it is also difficult to...


Appel à contribution : L’histoire des hérauts d’armes en Europe (XIIe-XVIIIe siècles). État de la recherche et nouvelles perspectives (Journée d’études en deux volets, 1ère partie : 26-28 mars 2014, Münster/Allemagne)

(english version ; deutsche Fassung) résumé La journée d’études a pour but de réunir les différents spécialistes de l’histoire de l’office d’armes et de les inviter à prendre part à une réflexion commune sur l´état actuel de la recherche et les perspectives potentielles du sujet. L’impact de l’office d’armes pour la compréhension de l’histoire du XIIe au XVIIIe siècle, en particulier au tournant du Moyen âge et de l’époque...


CfP: Die Geschichte der Herolde in Europa (12.-18. Jahrhundert). Forschungsstand und Perspektiven (Internationaler Workshop, Münster, 1. Teil: 26.-28. März 2014)

(english version ; version française) Zusammenfassung Ziel des Workshops ist es, allen am Heroldsamt und dessen Geschichte Interessierten die Gelegenheit zu bieten, das gemeinsame Thema unter einem systematischen Zugang zu diskutieren und damit ein Forschungsfeld genauer zu umreißen, dessen möglicher Beitrag zu einem besseren Verständnis der europäischen Geschichte des 12.-18. Jahrhunderts im Allgemeinen und der politischen, sozialen und kulturellen Umbrüche zwischen Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit im Besonderen bisher noch...


[CfP] The History of Heralds in Europe (12th-18th c.). State of the art and new perspectives (Workshop, Münster/Germany, Part 1: March 26-28, 2014)

(version française ; deutsche Fassung)   The history of heralds is a largely underexplored one. In spite of the important role the office of heralds played in the late medieval courtly culture and beyond, only few scholars have dedicated their attention to this office by now. However, their number has been growing over the past years. The workshop at the University of Münster will offer an occasion to scholars...

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