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XXe Colloque

XXe Colloque de L’Académie Internationale d’Héraldique - Les grands ordres de chevalerie et leurs traditions héraldiques

XX Colloquium of the International Academy of Heraldry - The great orders of chivalry and their heraldic traditions

Christian VIII's Palace, Amalienborg, Copenhagen, 10.-13. November 2017

Patron: H.R.H. Prince Joachim of Denmark, Chancellor of the Danish Royal Orders

The XX Colloquium of A.I.H. will take place  in Copenhagen at Christian VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, with the theme “The Great Orders of Chivalry and their Heraldic Traditions”, and under the patronage of H.R.H. Prince Joachim of Denmark, Chancellor of the Danish Royal Orders.  The dates are 10.–13. November 2017, including an excursion on the 13.

Paper proposals, including abstracts of max. 100 words, may be sent to the organizers until 1. June 2017.  Paper presentations should be restricted to 30 minutes in length to allow for questions and must be given in English, French or German. It is required that papers are illustrated with a PowerPoint demonstration and that the manuscripts will be submitted for publication in the colloquium proceedings. Please note that many papers have already been accepted.

Participation costs 150 Euro, accompanying persons are free of charge. The colloquium dinner costs 75 Euro for each person.  Deadline for registration as participant(s) is 1. September.

As part of the colloquium a private tour of Rosenborg Castle, including the Crown Jewels/Regalia and Royal Orders and a special exhibition of robes of the Danish Royal Orders will be arranged for the opening afternoon (the 10th), including a reception at the “Knights’ Hall” at Rosenborg Castle.


Excursion to Frederiksborg Castle

On Monday 13. November there will be an excursion to the Chapel of the Danish Royal Orders at Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, including a tour of the castle.

A more than 300 year old – and still living – tradition of displaying the armorial plates of Knights of the Order of the Elephant and Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog in the Chapel of the Royal Orders has resulted in an impressive collection of heraldry.

An introduction to the chapel and the armorial plates will be given by Ronny Andersen (Royal Herald Painter).


Participation in the excursion (including bus and lunch) will cost 50 Euro for each person (and is not included in the colloquium participation fee).



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Among the confirmed speakers/topics are (per March 2017): Ronny Andersen: “The Danish Royal Orders of the Elephant and the Dannebrog: Their Armorials and Traditions” + Richard Baker: “The Chivalric Stall Plates in London: The Or­der of the Bath, The Order of the British Empire, The Order of St. Michael & St. George, The Royal Victorian Or­der and the Knights Bachelor” + Tom Bergroth: “The Iconography of the Chivalric Stall Plates in Stockholm: The Order of the Seraphim and The Order of Charles XIII” + Claire Boudreau/Robert D. Watt: “Les Ordres Na­tionaux et Provinciaux du Canada et leurs Traditions Héraldiques / The National and Provincial Orders of Ca­nada and their Re­lation to Heraldry” + D’Arcy Boulton: “The Eldest Combinations of Heraldic Shields and Chi­valric Badges, Espe­cially Orders of Knighthood from the 14th and 15th Centuries” + Charles Burnett: “The He­raldic Practices of the Ve­nerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem” + Laura Cirri: “The Holy and Military Order of Saint Stephen in the time of the Medici” + Patric Dickinson: “The Stall Plates, Banners and Crests of the Companions of the Order of the Garter in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor” + Sonja Dünnebeil: “Die Wappentafeln der Ritter des Or­dens vom Goldenen Vlies: Bedeutung und Bestandsaufnahme” + Paul A. Fox: “Coats of arms of Knights of The Or­der of Malta in Rome and Malta” + Michael Göbl: “Die Ritterwappen in der Wiener Deutschordenskirche” + Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard: “The Heraldic Traditions of the Knights of the Or­der of St. John (Balley Brandenburg) and the Church of the Order in Sonnenburg” + Rolf Kälin: “Die Wappen der Damen und Ritter der Schweizerischen Statt­halterei des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem im Chor­herrenstift Beromünster” + Michel Popoff: “‘L’ordre et Aimable Compagnie de Monsieur Saint Michel’: Gran­deur, Décadence et Résurrection d’un Ordre Royal Créé dans la Tourmente” + Elizabeth Roads: “The He­raldic Traditions of the Order of the Thistle and its Chapel” + Peter Rätzel: “Die Ritterwappen in der Kapelle des Schwanenordens in der St. Gumbertskirche in Ansbach” + Georg Schei­belreiter: “Wappen mit dem Dra­chen­orden und mit dem Zopforden” + Rolf Sutter: “Der Königlich Bayerische Haus­ritterorden vom Heiligen Georg und seine ordensritterliche Heraldik” + Pier Felice degli Uberti: “The Shields of the Knights of The Con­stantinian Order of St. George (‘Sacro Angelico Imperiale Ordine Costantiniano di S. Giorgio’) in the Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata in Parma”.



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