Special Issue "Heraldry in South Eastern Europe"

A special issue of Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 December 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jovan Jonovski
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Guest Editor
Macedonian Heraldic Society, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
Interests: Macedonian heraldry heritage; vexillology; phaleristics
Dr. Bruce Durie
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Guest Editor
1. Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
2. Academician, Académie Internationale de Généalogie, 75000 Paris, France
Interests: Scottish genealogy; Scottish heraldry; palaeography; 17th and 18th century documents; genetic genealogy
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on “Heraldry in Southeastern Europe” is part of Genealogy, a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal in our field, produced by international academic publishers MDPI (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/genealogy). The Guest Editors are Dr. Jovan Jonovski,  President of the Macedonian Heraldic Society and Dr. Bruce Durie, one of the Founding Editorial Board members of Genealogy.

As an active scholar in this field, you are invited to submit a proposal for an article of interest to the academic and interest-group communities worldwide.

The topic is heraldry in Southeastern Europe. Heraldry is understood in its broader meaning, personal, municipal, state, military, ecclesial, etc., and so is Southeastern Europe. The aim is to present heraldry that takes forms other than those of the “traditional heraldic lands”.

Bearing in mind that this publication will reach a different audience from those who attend heraldic conferences or read the literature produced by Heraldic Societies, etc., there is an opportunity to expand the scope away from the more traditional targets.

We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to the Guest Editors ([email protected]) or to the Genealogy editorial office ([email protected]). Abstracts will be reviewed by the Guest Editors for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer review.

Some potential areas of focus might include the following, although all submissions are welcome and encouraged:

  • Municipal heraldry—jurisdiction, rules, and system;
  • Military heraldry and vexillology of a Southern European country;
  • The politics of heraldry and the uses of arms for political purposes;
  • The concept of ‘nobility’ in different heraldic jurisdictions;
  • The sociology of heraldry—do class and status matter?
  • Adherence to heraldic law in jurisdictions with no heraldic authorities;
  • Historic heraldry;
  • Education for heraldry.

In addition, anyone who would like to act as a Reviewer for submitted papers is welcome to be in touch.

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Dr. Jovan Jonovski
Dr. Bruce Durie
Guest Editors

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  • Coat of Arms

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Heraldry in the Republic of Macedonia (1991–2019)
Genealogy 2021, 5(4), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5040094 - 27 Oct 2021
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Every European country now has some distinctive heraldic conventions and traditions embodied in the designs and artistic representations of the emblems forming part of its national corpus. This paper deals with these matters in the period from independence in 1991 to the recent [...] Read more.
Every European country now has some distinctive heraldic conventions and traditions embodied in the designs and artistic representations of the emblems forming part of its national corpus. This paper deals with these matters in the period from independence in 1991 to the recent change of name in 2019. It deals with the successive designs proposed for the emblem of the state itself, some of which conformed to international heraldic conventions closely enough to be called “arms” or “coats of arms”, not including the emblem adopted in 2009. Special attention is given to the distinctive conventions created for municipal heraldry, including its novel legal framework, as well as those governing personal heraldry developed in the twenty-first century. The paper examines the evolution of heraldic thought and practice in Macedonia in the three decades in question, especially in the context of the Macedonian Heraldic Society and its journal, The Macedonian Herald, and its Register of Arms and the Civic Heraldic System it created. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heraldry in South Eastern Europe)
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