Category: Languages

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Ein digitales Wappenbuch habsburgischer Gnadenakte

Seit 1967 bilden fünf Bände zu den Standeserhebungen und den Gnadenakten der Habsburger von Karl Friedrich von Frank eine verlässliche Übersicht der im ehemaligen „Adelsarchiv“1 verwahrten, alphabetisch geordneten Akten der Reichskanzlei und Hofkanzlei (bzw. ab 1848 des Ministerium des Inneren) bis zur ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Peter Frank-Döfering ergänzte diese mit seinem Adelslexikon zum österreichischen Kaisertum 1989.2 Beide Übersichten umfassen Gnadenakte, insbesondere Standeserhebungen, der Habsburger als Kaiser sowie...

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[Report:] Seals and Linked Open Data, December 2nd to 8th 2020

From 2 to 8 December, the symposium Seals and Linked Open Data was held as part of the online Linked Pasts 6 conference. The symposium was organised by John McEwan, Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at Saint Louis University. Three webinar panels during the event brought together several experts on sigillography from research institutions, museums and archives who presented various projects, databases and ontologies on sigillographic...

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Just published: 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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Heraldic Language in French Narrative of 12th-13th centuries

  In memory of Gerard J. Brault, 1929-2020   Being an MA in linguistics I was invited in 2013 by the group of Heraldry and Genealogy Project of the Institute of World History, Moscow, to conduct research on blazon as a professional language of heraldry. The idea was to add a new – linguistic – perspective to a primarily historical topic. When I started my inquiries in the world...

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Recent Publications – Update November 2020

As the days get both shorter and colder again and we all have to social distance in these times, how about some new reading material? This list contains publications on heraldry as well as articles and books in which heraldry plays a supporting role. Since our last update a number of interesting articles have been published which we would like to give an overview of. This overview is certainly...

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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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“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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Zwischenstand und Ankündigungen

Es ist einigen sicher nicht entgangen, dass unser Blog Heraldica nova in der letzten Zeit etwas verstummt ist. Dies liegt unter anderem daran, dass sich die erste Förderphase des „Performanz der Wappen“-Projektes langsam dem Ende nähert und wir uns  – neben all den anderen Verpflichtungen und Engagements – gerade vorrangig um die Publikation der Projektergebnisse kümmern. Das meint unter anderem die zwei bzw. drei noch ausstehenden Tagungsbände, von denen als...

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Digitale Heraldik. VolkswagenStiftung bewilligt Fortsetzung des „Performanz der Wappen“ Projektes

Eine Mitteilung in eigener Sache: Bereits seit längerem arbeite ich ja daran, die neuen kulturhistorischen Ansätze zur mittelalterlichen Heraldik mit den Methoden der Digital Humanities zu verbinden und zu erweitern. Diese Bemühungen waren unter anderem Gegenstand eines Antrags bei der VolkswagenStiftung zur Fortsetzung des Projektes „Die Performanz der Wappen“ in genau diese Richtung. Ich freue mich sehr, nun mitteilen zu können, dass dieser Antrag bewilligt wurde. Die VolkswagenStiftung wird...

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