International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

The International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences is a biennial conference discussing topics of heraldic and genealogical interest. The Congress brings together scholars and other interested persons from all the nations of Europe and from many countries around the world. The first Congress was held in Barcelona in 1929; at the second Congress, held in 1953, it was decided that future meetings would be held every two years (there have been two exceptions).

International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences
StatusActive
FrequencyBiannual
SponsorInternational Academy of Genealogy, International Academy of Heraldry

Memorable 22nd Congress held in Ottawa in 1996 "for the first time beyond the birthplace of modern scientific studies in genealogy and heraldry"[1] had Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada and his wife Her Excellency Mrs Diana Fowler LeBlanc as its patrons.The 2006 congress in St. Andrews, had The Princess Royal as its patron, and the 2008 congress in Quebec City had Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada as its patron.

The main themes of the Congresses have changed greatly over the years, and some disciplines have ceased to form any part of the Congresses' study. Abandoned subjects include sphragistics and iconography, which were dealt with at Paris, and vexillology, which was to have been one of the themes at Congresses after Bern. Genetics, which had been a subject of discussion at Stockholm in 1960, did not reappear until the Ottawa Congress of 1996. Chivalric orders were another discarded subject, despite featuring in the congresses held at Rome/Naples, Madrid, Stockholm and Edinburgh, as well as in a few papers presented at Madrid in 1982.

Marcel van Rossum, Deputy Director: Bureau of Heraldry, South Africa, and Themba Mabaso, National Herald of South Africa, wearing their tabards at the XXVIIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences in St Andrews, Scotland

List of congressesEdit

Over the years the meeting have been held in different cities:

Nr City Year Dates Theme
I Barcelona 1929
II Rome/Naples 1953
III Madrid 1955
IV Brussels 1958
V Stockholm 1960
VI Edinburgh 1962
VII Hague 1964
VIII Paris 1966
IX Bern 1968
X Vienna 1970
XII München 1974
XIII London 1976
XIV Copenhagen 1980
XV Madrid 1982
XVI Helsinki 1984
XVII Lisbon 1986
XVIII Innsbruck 1988
XIX Keszthely 1990
XX Uppsala 1992
XXI Luxembourg 1994
XXII Ottawa 1996
XXIII Turin 1998
XXIV Besançon 2000
XXV Dublin[2] 2002
XXVI Bruges 2004
XXVII St Andrews 2006
XXVIII Quebec 2008 23–27 June[3] The Meeting of Two Worlds, Quest or Conquest[4]
XXIX Stuttgart 2010 12–17 September[5] Identity in Genealogy and Heraldry[6]
XXX Maastricht 2012 24–28 September[7] Frontiers in Genealogy and Heraldry[8]
XXXI Oslo 2014 13–17 August Influence on Genealogy and Heraldry of Major Events in the History of a Nation[9][10][11]
XXXII Glasgow 2016 10–14 August Origins and Evolution[12]
XXXIII Arras 2018 2-5 October Genealogy and Heraldry, between War and Peace
XXXIV Madrid 2020[13]
XXXV Cambridge 2022

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-06-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) ISBN 978-0-7766-0472-5 Boudreau,Claire.Vachon,Auguste.Cogné,Daniel."Genealogica & Heraldica .Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Genealogical and heraldic Sciences in Ottawa from August 18 to 23,1996 .Message from his Excellency the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, Governor of Canada,Patron of the 22nd Congress". p.21
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  4. ^ "The Quebec Congress" (PDF). The Heraldry Gazette. Guildford, England: The Heraldry Society: 8. 2 December 2008. ISSN 0437-2980. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2012. XVIII Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences held in Quebec from 23–27 June 2008. The congress was entitled 'The Meeting of Two Worlds: Quest or Conquest
  5. ^ "Court Activity 2010". The Court of the Lord Lyon. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2012. Ormond Pursuivant attended the International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences held in Stuttgart in September
  6. ^ Heimbach, Harald. "Identity in Genealogy and Heraldry". XXIX. Internationaler Kongreß der Genealogischen und Heraldischen Wissenschaften. PRO HERALDICA - Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft für Heraldik und Genealogie mbH. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  7. ^ "His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje Attends the 30th International Congress Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences Conference". The Royal Correspondent. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Frontiers in Genealogy and Heraldry". XXXth International Congress for genealogical and heraldic Sciences. The Hague, Netherlands: Centraal Bureau Voor Genealogie. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Influence on Genealogy and Heraldry of Major Events in the History of a Nation". XXXIst International Congress for Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences. Oslo, Norway: Norsk Forening for Genealogi og Heraldikk. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  10. ^ "congress web 2014". Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-09-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Congress 2016". www.congress2016.scot.
  13. ^ "Epilogue". Congress 2016 Glasgow. Retrieved 2019-12-15.