Category: Workshop(s)

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Report on the second ‘History of Heralds’ workshop (Münster, 25-27 March 2015)

Between 25-27 March, Münster was home to the second ‘History of Heralds’ workshop. This workshop was a continuation of last year’s session with the same main goal: producing a book that puts the herald in a new perspective in a collaborative effort. The longing for a new work on this subject stems from...

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Vincent Belloy (Paris)

Etudiant en Master 2 à l’Université Paris IV – Sorbonne, j’ai consacré mon mon mémoire de première année aux “Formes et Fonctions des hérauts d’armes au Moyen Age. Image et Représentation des officiers d’armes médiévaux au travers des Chroniques de Jean Froissart”. Toujours sur la direction de Monsieur le Professeur Jean-Marie Moeglin, je...

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List of Participants (Workshop 2)

Belloy, Vincent (Paris) Berrendero, José Antonio Guillén (Madrid) Blanchard, Jean-Christophe (Nancy) Brero, Thalia (Geneva) Cheesman, Clive (London) Clemmensen, Steen (Farum) Couhault, Pierre (Paris) Göbl, Michael (Vienna) Grosjean, Alexandre (Paris) Hiltmann, Torsten (Münster) Hofman, Elmar (Münster) Howard, Derek (Brussels) Klesmann, Bernd (Cologne) Meer, Marcus (Münster) Metelo de Seixas, Miguel (Lisbon) Portugal, João  (Lisbon) Ramsay,...

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Programme: The History of Heralds in Europe (12th-18th c.): State of the Art and New Perspectives – Workshop.2 (Münster, 25-27 March 2015)

25 March 2015 2:30 – 3:00 pm Welcome and introduction Torsten Hiltmann (Münster) 3:00 – 4:30 pm   Wim van Anrooij (Leiden) Heralds, History and Heraldry: The Case of the Haarlem Panels of the Counts of Holland (1493)   Miguel Metelo de Seixas (Lisbon) Le rôle des hérauts à la cour du roi...

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“History of Heralds” Workshop Part II (25-27 March 2015, Münster)

The extent to which heralds contributed to the political and cultural life of the medieval and early modern periods has been underestimated, even neglected by historical scholarship so far. In 2014, the first part of the workshop series “History of Heralds” set out to change this, aiming to establish the foundation towards a...

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João António Portugal (Lisbon)

João António Portugal, né en 1965 à Leiria, Portugal, au-delà de sa formation juridique (Université de Lisbonne), dont il fait profession, s’intéresse à l’histoire du phénomène héraldique. Il appartient à l’Institut Portugais d’Héraldique (Instituto Português de Heráldica – membre effectif), à l’Academie Lusitaine d’Héraldique (Academia Lusitana de Heráldica – fondateur), au Centre Lusiade...

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Proceedings of the Workshop: ‘History of Heralds in Europe (12th-18th c.)’ – Münster, 26-28 March 2014

In spite of their prominent role in many aspects of political and cultural life, heralds have remained rather obscure historical figures. The two-part workshop ‘History of heralds’ aims to shed light on these elusive persons, their backgrounds, functions and meaning in medieval and early modern society. The first of this two-part workshop was...

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Henri Simonneau (Paris)

Henri Simonneau est agrégé d’histoire est docteur en histoire médiévale. Il a soutenu en 2010 sa thèse intitulée « Grandeur et décadence d’une institution aulique. Les hérauts d’armes dans les Pays-Bas bourguignons (1467-1519) » menée à l’université de Lille 3 sous la direction de Bertrand Schnerb (mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury). Il...

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Les officiers d’armes de René II: Des emblèmes vivants au service de la construction de l’État

[Cet article est paru dans :  Hélène Say, Hélène Schneider (Dir.), Le duc de Lorraine René II et la construction d’un État princier, Lotharingia, XVI, 2010, pp. 53-69.] Un colloque récent, tenu à Lille en septembre 2005, a permis de dresser un état des recherches sur les officiers d’armes européens[1]. Les connaissances sur...

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Alexandre Grosjean (Dunkirk)

Formé à l’Université Paris X Nanterre et ayant travaillé sur le rapport entre diplomatie et historiographie à la fin du Moyen Age sous la direction du Professeur Franck Collard, Alexandre GROSJEAN achève actuellement une thèse de doctorat sur les Mémoires de Jean Lefèvre de Saint-Rémy, roi d’armes de l’ordre de la Toison d’or,...

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Pierre Couhault (Paris)

Formé à l’école nomale supérieure de Lyon, agrégé d’histoire, Pierre Couhault achève actuellement un doctorat à l’université Paris Sorbonne (IRCOM/Centre Roland Mousnier). Il y enseigne l’histoire moderne depuis 2008. Ses travaux portent sur l’office d’armes au XVIe siècle dans les cours flamandes et espagnoles des Habsbourg et de leur entourage.

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Bernd Klesmann (Cologne)

Dr Bernd Klesmann is research assistant at the University of Cologne. His areas of interest include international history in early modern Europe. In his book on 17th century declarations of war he discusses the impact of heraldry on diplomacy and international law: Bellum solemne. Formen und Funktionen europäischer Kriegserklärungen des 17. Jahrhunderts, Mainz:...

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Programme: The History of Heralds in Europe (12th-18th c.): State of the Art and New Perspectives (Münster, 26-28 March 2014)

  26 March 2014 2:00 – 2:30 pm Welcome and introduction Torsten Hiltmann (Münster) 2:30 – 4:00 pm The Middle Ages: Between Perception and [arte]facts   Henri Simonneau (Lille) Le héraut d’armes, personnage de roman (XIIe-XVe siècles)   Otfried Krafft (Marburg) Heralds in medieval Hesse   Gemma Watson (Southampton) Roger Machado (d. 1510):...

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Otfried Krafft (Marburg)

Magisterstudium der Historischen Hilfswissenschaften, der Mittleren und Neueren Geschichte und Rechtsgeschichte in Marburg (bis 1996). Promotion über „Papsturkunde und Heiligsprechung“ in Marburg (2003), zuvor Mitglied des Graduiertenkollegs „Schriftkultur und Gesellschaft“ in Münster. Derzeit Habilitation über Landgraf Ludwig I. von Hessen (1402/13-1458), daher das Interesse an den hessischen Herolden zur Zeit dieses Fürsten.

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Ronny Andersen (Copenhagen)

Ronny Andersen (b. 1979), MA, aih, is a Danish historian and heraldic artist. Since 2005 he has been Royal Herald Painter and since 2012 also Special Heraldic Adviser at the Chapter of the Danish Royal Orders of Knighthood. Since January 2014 archivist at the Danish National Archives with special responsibility for the heraldic...

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Torsten Hiltmann (Münster)

Torsten Hiltmann is a Junior Professor for the High and Late Middle Ages and Auxiliary Sciences at the University of Münster. He is a specialist for late medieval courtly culture, heralds and heraldry and wrote his PhD thesis on the late medieval heralds’ compendia in France and Burgundy.

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Gemma Watson (Southampton)

Dr Gemma Watson is a medieval archaeologist and historian.  She completed her doctoral thesis on the fifteenth-century herald, Roger Machado, in 2013 at the University of Southampton.  Prior to this she worked within British commercial archaeology.  Her main specialisms and research interests currently are medieval material culture, interdisciplinary research, and the medieval heralds.

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List of Participants 2014 (Latest Revision: 25 March 2014)

Participants to the Workshop I (26-28 march 2014) presenting papers at the workshop Anne-Sophie Bessero (Paris) Jean-Christoph Blanchard (Nancy) Anna-Maria Blank (Berlin) Nils Bock (Münster) Clive Cheesman (London) Steen Clemmensen (Farum) Pierre Couhault (Paris) Sonja Dünnebeil (Vienna) Michael Göbl (Vienna) Alexandre Grosjean (Dunkirk) Torsten Hiltmann (Münster) Bernd Klesmann (Cologne) Otfried Krafft (Marburg) Miguel...

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Heralds and Parliaments (Anna-Maria Blank)

My interest in the history of heralds dates back to the moment when I started working on my doctoral thesis on the subject of iconography of Early Modern political assemblies. This project is still in progress and focuses primarily on the English parliament. Not only was the first picture of a parliament opening...

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Clive Cheesman (London)

Clive Cheesman is Richmond Herald and Earl Marshal’s Secretary at the College of Arms in London, and a barrister at law. He holds a degree in classics (Literae Humaniores) from the University of Oxford and received his PhD at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici

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Sonja Dünnebeil (Vienna)

Studium von Mittlerer und Neuerer Geschichte, Volkskunde und Kunstgeschichte in Kiel (1989 Magister, 1995 Promotion); Tätigkeiten für das Historische Institut in Kiel, das Deutsche Historische Institut in Paris und für das Institut für Mittelalterforschung der

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Anna-Maria Blank (Berlin)

Born in 1980; studied History and Art at the University of Leipzig and Medieval History, Early Modern History and Library and Information Science at the Humboldt-University in Berlin; working as a research assistant at the collaborative research center “Representations of social order in change” (SFB 640, HU Berlin) since 2009, in a project...