On Thursday, January 20th, 2011, Željko Heimer, the HGZD president, held a visiting lecture with topic “The Coat of Arms and the Flag of the Republic of Croatia” for the history students at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, at the Department of History, the Auxiliary History Sciences and the History Methodology Division, as part of the regular syllabus of the undergraduate course the Auxiliary History Sciences 2, lectured by Prof. Mirjana Matijević Sokol, PhD. Beside the basic lecture topic – the review of the Croatian state arms history, the emergence of the current arms and flag of Croatia and the issues of their legal definition and practical use, he also briefly acquainted the students with the activities of the HGZD and the “Grb i zastava” journal (issues of which were given to the students at the occasion). Presenting parts of the lecture on water in the Croatian municipal heraldry, he also attempted to show a method for use of the heraldic research as basis for research of social identity, i.e. of use of heraldry as tool producing a wider picture of society in certain period.
Monographies and Proceedings
Željko Heimer: Vexillology as a Social Science, FHF, Danvers, MA, 2017.
Željko Heimer: Exploring Vexillology through Military Unit Flags, HGZD, Zagreb, 2016.
Željko Heimer & Marin Sabolović (ed.): Zbornik radova znanstveno-stručnog skupa »Simbol, identitet i Domovinski rat«, Zagreb, 31. listopada 2014., HGZD, Zagreb, 2016., HGZD, Zagreb, 2016.
Trako Poljak: Hrvatski simbolički identitet, TIM press, Zagreb, 2016.
Heimer: Sintaksa suvremenog hrvatskog heraldičkog blazona grba i veksilološkog opisa zastava, Redak, Split, 2016.
Heimer: Grbovi i zastave Grada Zagreba, Leykam International, Zagreb, 2009.
Heimer: Grb i zastava Republike Hrvatske, Leykam International, Zagreb, 2008.
More on heraldic and vexilloligcal publications see in the category Publications.
4 Sep 2019 18h ♦ 12th lecture in the cycle »Country Flags of Europe and the World« – Željko Heimer: »British Flags«, Coordination of Croatian Friendship Societies, Zagreb, Bogovićeva 2, 1st Floor
15 Oct 2018 19:30 ♦ 27th HGZD Tribune – Antonio Grgić: »Contemporary Heraldry and Identity Construction of the podravina and Prigorje Region«, Bogdan Ogrizović Library, Zagreb, Preradovićeva 5
13 Sep 2018 18h ♦ 3rd lecture in the cycle »Country Flags of Europe and the World« – Željko Heimer: »Russian Flags«, Coordination of Croatian Friendship Societies, Zagreb, Bogovićeva 2, 1st Floor
№ 24 ♦ 15 Sep 2018 materials submission deadline
17. listopada 2018. 18h ♦ Croatian Nobility Union – Split Chapter and History Students Association “Thomas the Archdeacon” – ISHA Split, lecture by Prof. Valter Firić: “The Klis Fortress”, introductory lecture Mate Božić: “Heraldry of the Masters of Klis through the history and the Klis, Senj and Žumberak Uskok families”, Faculty of Philosophy in Split, Poljička cesta 35 (ex-Brodomerkur)
4 Mar 2019 18h ♦ 11th annual lecture on coats of arms and flags for the »Zagreb Classical Gymnasium Society« (DZKG) – Željko Heimer: »Flags of the PR China«, DZKG, Zagreb, Preradovićeva 44, 1st Floor
5 Mar 2019 18h ♦ Croatian Nobility Union – Split Chapter and History Students Association “Thomas the Archdeacon” – ISHA Split, lecture by Dr. Danka Radić: “Heraldry of Trogir from 12th to 20th century”, introductory lecture Mate Božić: “Heraldry of the Masters of Klis through the history and the Klis, Senj and Žumberak Uskok families”, Faculty of Philosophy in Split, Poljička cesta 35 (ex-Brodomerkur)
12 Mar 2019 18h ♦ 10th lecture in the cycle »Country Flags of Europe and the World« – Željko Heimer: »Flags of Kazahstan«, Coordination of Croatian Friendship Societies, Zagreb, Bogovićeva 2, 1st Floor
№ 25 ♦ 15 Mar 2018 materials submission deadline
16 Mar 2019 18h ♦ 9th lecture in the cycle »Country Flags of Europe and the World« – Željko Heimer: »Flags of Russia«, Croatian-Russian Society Sisak, Coordination of Croatian Friendship Societies, TBA
reklama Heraldic Art
Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka
The Heraldic Art company from Rijeka is specialized in heraldic design, research, manufacture of coats of arms, symbols and emblems, genealogic research, production of city, community and society flags etc.
Hrvatsko grboslovno i zastavoslovno društvo (HGZD)
[in English: Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association]
Announcements and Dates
7 Oct 2019 12h ♦ Macedonian Heraldry Society, University of "SS. Cyril and Metodius", Faculty of Law "Justinian the First", lecture by Dr. Željko Heimer: “Symbols as attributes of states: with examples from the contemporary use of flag in Croatia", Skopje
7 Oct 2019 19h ♦ Jewish Community in the Republic of Macedonia, lecture Dr. Željko Heimer: “National Symbols of Jewish People and the State of Istrael”, Evrejska zaednica, Borka Taleski 24, Skopje
8 Oct 2019 19h ♦ Macedonian Heraldry Society, lecture by Dr. Željko Heimer: “Croatian Municipal Identity: Coats of Arms and Flags of the Cities and Communities in Croatia”, Skopje
15 Oct 2019 18h ♦ 14th lecture in the cycle »Country Flags of Europe and the World« - Željko Heimer: »Flags of Iran«, Coordination of Croatian Friendship Societies, Zagreb, Bogovićeva 2, 1st Floor
16 Oct 2019 19h ♦ Exhibition opening »Dragon Coat of Arms: granted at the Georgian session 2019« - with lecture by Željko Heimer on the Dragon heraldry, Society »Brotherhood of Croatian Dragon«, Zagreb, Tower over the Stone Gates
21 Oct 2019 19h ♦ Book promotion » The Hungarian maritime trade history of Fiume (1868–1918)«, Hungarian Institute in Zagreb / Zágrábi Magyar Intézet, Zagreb, Ulica Augusta Cesarca 10 (Europski trg)
№ 26 ♦ 15 Nov 2019 planned issue of the next number
August 2020 ♦ 34th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences 34 ICGHS - Madrid, Spain 2020
12-16 July 2021 ♦ 29th International Congress of Vexillology 29 ICV - Ljubljana, Slovenia 2021
August 2022 ♦ 35th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences 35 ICGHS - Cambridge, UK 2022
July 2023 ♦ 30th International Congress of Vexillology
August 2024 ♦ 36th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences 36 ICGHS - TBD 2024
Augsut 2025 ♦ 31st International Congress of Vexillology 31 ICV - Paris, France (candidate) 2025
Projects and Links
The FAME est. 1996 http://zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr
is the web site where you may find historical and modern coats of arms and flags of the states in the region, its subdivisions, cities and municipalities, maritime and naval flags, military rank flags, flags of the yacht associations and shipping companies, flags of political parties, ethnical minorities and many more.
Croatian Web Archive
These pages are harvested, bibliographically processed and archived by the National and University Library – Zagreb, with intent to receive and permanently preserve web publications as part of Croatian cultural heritage at a href=”http://haw.nsk.hr/”>Croatian web archive (HAW).