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Whitney Smith

In Company with the World Most Famous Vexillologists

(Translated with permission, from the magazine “Hrvatski vojnik”, nr. 534, 8 Sep 2017, p. 47, http://hrvatski-vojnik.hr/pdfmagazin/hv_534.pdf#47) Prepared by Domagoj VLAHOVIĆ ♦ VEXILOLOGY Željko Heimer, officer of the Croatian Armed Forces, collaborator of the Hrvatski vojnik and vexillologist (scientist researching flags, their history, meaning and use), received a great international recognition for his work The International […]

»Grb i zastava« № 20 Issued

Just as the previous issue that opened the tenth volume, the new celebratory № 20 of our journal »Grb i zastava« is issued in extended volume at 36 pages. It was just sent to the printers and our members may expect it soon in their mail boxes. Additional copes may be ordered through the Leykam […]

In Memoriam Dr Whitney Smith

Dr. Whitney Smith (1940 -2016)

The father of modern vexillology, Whitney Smith established in 1961, together with Gerhard Grahl, the first vexilological journal The Flag Bulletin, and the next year estanlished the Flag Research Centre (FRC). He was its director until his retirement in 2013 when the entire considerable library and archive was transferred to the University of Texas in […]

HGZD president appointed a FRC Fellow

Flag Research Center

The US institute for flags named the Flag Research Center (FRC), [in Croatian known as Centar za proučavanje zastava from the translation of the W. Smith’s Flags and Arms Across the World: Grbovi i zastave svijeta, Globus, Zagreb, 1982., p. 7], established in 1962 by Whitney Smith in Winchester, Massachusetts, was reorganized recently, after Smith’s […]

New book Željko Heimer: »Exploring Vexillology through Military Unit Flags«, HGZD, Zagreb, 2016.

Heimer: Exploring Vexillology through Military Unit Flags, HGZD, Zagreb, 2016.

The English edition of the doctoral thesis by Željko Heimer was issued under the title “Exploring Vexillology through Military Unit Flags” published by HGZD and distributed though the American publishing house Lulu specialized for the print-on-demand. The issue was edited by Edward B. Kay, under whose guidance the book represents a real gem in any […]

Marking of the World Vexillology Day in Zadar

Wolrd Vexilology Day - October 1

The HGZD joined the initiative to mark the World Vexillology Day. On the occasion of our Society 10th anniversary, the HGZD will celebrate the World Vexillology Day during the Fifth National Congress of Croatian Historians, in Zadar, 5-8 October 2016. All around the world, for the first time this year, the World Vexillology Day is […]

»Grb i zastava« № 19 Issued

With the spring issue of 2016 our journal »Grb i zastava« enters its volume 10. The number 19 was just sent to the printers and our members may expiect it soon in their mail boxes. Additional copes may be ordered through the Leykam International publishing house. From the »Editorial« we copy: … this issue of GiZ […]

HGZD supports the initiative for marking of the World Vexillology Day – October 1

Wolrd Vexilology Day - October 1

The Portland Flag Association (PFA) recently started an initiative to designate the October 1 as World Vexillology Day and invited other vexillological associations to support the idea and join in marking the World Vexillology Day already this year. The World Vexillology Day is envisaged as a celebration of flags and their study (vexillology), organized by participating […]

Visiting Vexillologists in the Netherlands

On 24 October 2006, the HGZD President visited the Dutch factory Shipmate (www.shipmate.nl) in Vlaardingen near Rotterdam, which is not only one of the largest flag manufacturers in Europe, but is also acting as a focal point of the Dutch vexillology. He was hosted by Mr. Gerard van der Vaart, the Shipmate Head of IT […]

Hrvatsko grboslovno i zastavoslovno društvo je član međunarodnih udruga | The Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association is a member of
FIAV (La Fédération Internationale des Associations Vexillologiques) & CIGH (La Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d'Héraldique)
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