4TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY - TURIN, ITALY

1-3 September 1967

  1. Front Matter
  2. The Real and the Ideal in Vexillology, by Whitney Smith
  3. The Flags in the Bayeux Tapestery (What Do They Tell Us?), by E. M. C. Barraclough
  4. Vor- un Frühgeschichte des europäischen Flaggenwesens, by Hans Horstmann (avec résumé, "Le période prévexillologique et la première période de l'histoire des pavillons in Europe") ["The pre-vexillological period and the first period of the history of flags in Europe"]
  5. Histoire du drapeau du Congo (De l'Etat indépendant à la République Démocratique), by Roger Harmignies ["History of the flag of Congo (From the Free State to the Democratic Republic)]
  6. Reconstruction and Restoration of Spanish and French Colours in the Dutch Army Museum at Leyden, by J. G. Kerkhoven
  7. Begrüßungsansprache des Stadtpräsidenten von Zürich, by Sigmund Widmer ["Welcome Address from the May of the City of Zurich"]
  8. Ansprache von Klaes Sierksma als Antwort auf die Begrüßungsansprache von Stadtpräsident Dr. S. Widmer ["Address by Klaes Sierksma in response to the Welcome Address of Mayor Dr. Sigmund Widmer"]
  9. Résumé der Führung in der Waffenhalle des Schweizerischen Landesmuseums durch Dr. Hugo Schneider, avec Résumé des explications données par M. Hugo Schneider à l'occasion de la visite de la grande salle d’armes du Muse National Suisse ["Summary of the explanations given by Mr. Hugo Schneider on the  occasion of the visit to the grand hall of weapons at the National Museum Switzerland"]
  10. Besichtigung des Ateliers für Konservierung und Restaurierung der Fahnen un Uniformen,  mit Eine Neu Entdeckte Fane Eines Schweizerregiments in Holländischen Diensten; Visite de l'atelier de conservation et de restauration des drapeaux et uniformes, avec La Découverte du drapeu d'un Régiment Suisse au service de Hollande, by Hugo Schneider ["Visit to the workshop for conservation and restoration of colours and uniforms, with A Newly Discovered Flag of a Swiss Regiment in Service to Holland"]
  11. The Van de Veldes, by J. H. Schuilenga
  12. Flag Desecration in the United States, by Lawrence Phelps Tower
  13. Bannistique et esthétique, by Klaes Sierksma ["Flag Appreciation and Aesthetics"]
  14. Geschischte und Politik im Spiegel der Staatschefsstandarten, avec résumé, L'histoire et la politique révélées par les étendards et pavillons des Chefs d'Etat, by Louis Mühlemann ["History and politics seen through the standards and flags of heads of state"]
  15. Nach Maß bestellte schwedische Kreuzflaggen um die Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts (avec résumé,  Drapeux suèdois avec la croix commandés sur mesure au milieu du XVIIe siècle), by G. Scheffer ["Custom-made Swedish cross flags from the middle of the seventeenth century"]
  16. La Journée du Drapeau en Suède, by G. Scheffer ["Swedish Flag Day"]
  17. Empfang im Heimatmuseum von Rapperswil/SG, Dankesworte von Kl. Sierksma ["Reception at the museum of Rapperswil, canton of St. Gallen, Acknowledgements by Klaes Sierksma"]
  18. Am Festmahl im Zunfthaus zur Meisen (Samstag Abend, 2. September) von Frau Berber J. Sierksma-Zeeff gehaltene Ansprache, avec Annexe à l'allocution de Madame B. J. Sierksma-Zeef: décision du bureau de la "Stichting voor Banistiek en Heraldiek" ["Speech of Mrs. Berber J. Sierksma-Zeeff on the occasion of the women's feast at the Meisen Guild House (Saturday night, September 2), with an addition to the speech of Mrs. B. J. Sierskma-Zeeff: the decision of the office of the Foundation for Flag Study and Heraldry"]
  19. Flags over Liberia, by G. de Graaf
  20. Drapeaux de communes tessinoises, by Gastone Cambin ["Flags of the Municipalities of the Canton of Ticino"]
  21. Les drapeaux des cartes-portulans, by Georges Pasch ["Flags from Portolan Charts"]
  22. Le drapeau en tant que meuble héraldique dans les armoiries hongroises, by Szabolcs de Vajay ["Flags as heraldic devices in Hungarian arms"]
  23. Fondation de la Fédération Internationale des Associations de Vexillologie (FIAV) ["Establishment of the International Federation of Vexillological Associations"]
  24. Allocution finale de Kl. Sierksma ["Closing Address by Klaes Sierksma"]
  25. "Drapeau (et pavillon) de la Fédération Internationale des Associations de Vexillologie ["Flag (and Banner) of the International Federation of Vexillological Associations"]
  26. Le drapeau du IIe Congrès International de Vexillologie ["The Flag of the 2nd International Congress of Vexillology"]
  27. Le drapeau de la Société Suisse de Vexillologie ["The Banner of the Swiss Society of Vexillology"]


4TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY - TURIN, ITALY

24-27 June 1971

available for purchase through Accademia di San Marciano


7TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA

10-14 June 1977

Flags, by H. Wescher

11TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY - MADRID, SPAIN

26-31 May 1985

Note: Hard copies of the proceedings are still available for purchase.  Further details can be obtained from the Spanish Society of Vexillology.

  1. Front Matter
  2. La actual bandera española proyectada por el Almirante Valdés, síntesis de las banderas de los reinos españoles [The current Spanish flag, designed by Almirante Valdés; a synthesis of flags of the Spanish kingdoms], by José María Codón Fernández
  3. The Flags of the Mary Rose, by Bruce Nicholls
  4. Una bandera para Andalucia [A flag for Andalucia], by Marcos Ramos Romero
  5. Emblemas regionales de Italia [Regional emblems of Italy], by Roberto Rossetti
  6. Province of Bumbunga: Study of a Self-Proclaimed Independent State within Australia, by Ralph G. Bartlett
  7. Representacions vexilológicas en las Cantigas de Alfonso X el Sabio [Vexillological images in the Cantigas of Alfonso X the Wise], by María José Sastre i Arribas
  8. Sobre el peculiar privilegio de usar paño en las fiestas públicas concedido en 1691 a la ciudad de Alcalá de Henares [On the unique privilege of using paño in the public festivals, granted to the town of Alcalá de Henares in 1691], by Manuel Vicente Sánchez Moltó
  9. Child of the Sun Returning: State Arms and Seals of the Philippines, by David C. R. Heisser
  10. Flags of National Life-Boat Societies, by Günter Mattern
  11. Les drapeaux royaux de Roumanie et les pavillons de la marine militaire de ce pays au XX-e siècle [The royal flags and naval flags of Romania in the twentieth century], by Dan Cernovodeanu
  12. Enseñas militares españolas. El testimonio de los sellos [Spanish military schools: The testimony of the stamps], by Faustino Menéndez Pidal de Navascués]
  13. Drapeaux et etendards sous le regne de Philippe V d'apres le tableau de Anna Beek [Flags and standards under the reign of Felipe V, according to the painting of Anna Beek], by Pierre Charrie
  14. Banderas de los Internacionales en la guerra civil española. Bando republicano, 1936-1939 [Flags of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War: Republican forces, 1936-1939], by Luis Sorando Muzás
  15. Some Less Known Aspects of History of Ensigns of Polish Sea Going Vessels 1863-1919, by Andrzej Bebłowski
  16. Villamartin (Cádiz), sintesis monográfica [Villamartin, Cádiz: Monographic summary], by José Bernal Cisuela
  17. La bandera de La Mancha [The flag of La Mancha], by Francisco Fuster Ruiz
  18. Las banderas en Toledo y su provincia [Flags in Toledo and Its Province], by Ventura Leblic
  19. Flaggen Wappen und Siegel der französischen uberseeterritorien und departements [Flags, Arms, and Seals of French Overseas Territories and Departments] , by Roman Klimeš
  20. The Kanaga Symbol of Mali and the Dogon, by Whitney Smith
  21. The Senyera: A Flag That Made History, by José Tormo Colomina
  22. Escudos de las entidades federativas de México [Arms of the Mexican States], by Teodoro Amerlinck y Zirión
  23. Seven Cities in Search of a Flag [Toronto, Ontario], by Kevin Harrington
  24. Unusual City Flags of the United States of America, by John M. Purcell
  25. Les emblemes de la France Libre et de la Resistance en France de 1940 a 1945 [The Emblems of Free France and the Resistance in France from 1940 to 1945], by Lucien Phillippe
  26. Las autonomias que no fueron.  Una historia del irredentiso ibérico [The Autonomous Regions That Were Not: A Lost History of Iberia], by Adolfo Durán
  27. Saint Andrew's Cross, the Scottish National Flag from 832 A.D. till Today, by Norman Logan
  28. Los estandartes de los caudillos hugonotes en la batalia de Jarnac, el 13 de marzo de 1569 [Standards of the Huguenot Leaders in the Battle of Jarnac, March 13, 1569], by Alfonso de Ceballos-Escalera y Gila
  29. Municipal Flags in Bohemia, by Aleš Brožek
  30. Historic Flags of South Africa, by Frederick Gordon Brownell
  31. Theoretical Aspects of a Flag for Europe, by William G. Crampton
  32. The Greenland Flag, by Christian Fogd Pedersen
  33. The New Flag of Guernsey, by Bruce Nicolls
  34. La bandera de Alicante, [The Flag of Alicante], by Félix Ortiz Castrillo
  35. Le "Vesió" de Bernat de So [The "Neighbor" of Bernat de So], by Sebastián Herreros Agüi
  36. Cronica [Chronicle]


13TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY  - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

24-29 September 1989

  1. Front Matter (pp. 3-20)
  2. Australian State Flags (1865-1904): A British Admiralty Legacy, by Ralph D. Kelly (pp. 21-44)
  3. Tobacco & Tea, Chocolate & Chewing Gum: Vexillology and the Common Man Before the Study Existed, by Don Healy (pp. 45-80)
  4. History and Use of the Flag of Israel, by John Hall (pp. 81-83)
  5. Vexilloids at the Time of the Conquest of Mexico, by Teodoro Amerlinck (pp. 84-93, 100-105)
  6. The Design of the Australian Flag: A Gestalt Approach, by Tony Burton (pp. 106-123)
  7. Approaches to Vexillological Research--Port Flags in Canada and Australia: A Case Study, by Kevin Harrington (pp. 124-138)
  8. The Flag of the Andes: Argentina, 1817-1820, by Gustav Tracchia (pp. 139-150)
  9. Flags On a 200 Years Old Painted Tray, by Casimir de Rahm (pp. 151-158)
  10. Red and Blue Ensign Schizophrenia, by Steve Duke (pp. 159-164)
  11. Flags of Australia, by John Christian Vaughan (pp. 165-168)
  12. Marcus Garvey and the Rasta Colours, by William G. Crampton (pp. 169-180)
  13. Practical Aspects of Designing, Making, and Flying Flags, by Bruce Nicolls (pp. 181-186)
  14. Flags in India, by Carlos Ferdinand de Espeso (pp. 187-189)
  15. Political Flags and Emblems of Scotland, by Norman Logan (pp. 190-191)
  16. Flags at the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794, by Barbara Tomlinson (pp. 192-201)
  17. 5000 Years of Persian Military Banners, by Whitney Smith (pp. 202-218)
  18. Time to Cut the Umbilicus Between Heraldry and Vexillology, by Jiri Tenora (pp. 219-223)
  19. Be Seen To Sell, by Ron Strachan (pp. 224-228)
  20. Seminar: Emerging Trends in Flag Design in the Pacific Century (pp. 229-235)
  21. Technical Challenges Facing Flag Designers and Manufacturers (including  Flag Graphics by Computer Program; and The Place of Colour Codes in Flagcraft) (p. 236)
  22. Designs on an Australian Flag - A Melbourne Workshop (pp. 237-255)
  23. Eureka: A Flag That Merits Better, by Bernard Barrett (pp. 256-260)
  24. Ballarat to Ballaarat, by Peter Mansfield (pp. 261-263)
  25. Art at the Service of Industry, by Hendel Teicher and Georges-Andre Althaus (pp. 264-269)
  26. Adoption of New FSA Flag (p. 270-271)
  27. Speech by Graeme Johanson, launching Vexillology: A 25th Anniversary History and a Bibliography of Flag Literature by Ralph G.C. and Charles E. Barrett (pp. 272-275)
  28. Congress Event: The Vexillon (p. 276)
  29. International Federation of Vexillological Associations -- Protocol of the General Assembly, 25 and 27 September 1989, with Proposal of the FIAV Board: Constitution of the International Federation of  Vexillological Associations (pp. 279-288)

14TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY - BARCELONA, SPAIN

30 June-5 July 1991


  1. Front Matter
  2. Des Nouvelles Hebrides a Vanuatu. Une excursion vexillologique [From the New Hebrides to Vanuatu: A Vexillological Excursion], by Michel R. Lupant
  3. Future Promotion of Vexillology, by Michael Faul
  4. Le Bandiere della Cronaca del Sercambi (seconda metà sec. XIV) [The Flags of the Sercambi Chronicle, Second Half of the Fourteenth Century], by Aldo Ziggioto (part 1; part 2; part 3)
  5. Civic Flags of Ohio's Smaller Cities, by John M. Purcell
  6. El Pendon y La Seña de Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, "El Cid Campeador" [The Pennant and the Sign of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, "El Cid the Champion"], by Antonio Manzano Lahoz
  7. Les Drapeaux de service et les cocardes des forces aériennes des armées de l'ancien Traité de Varsovie [Service flags and cockades of the air forces of the armies of the former Warsaw Treaty], by Jirí Tenora
  8. Genera Vexillorum: The Philo-Genesis of Flags, by William G. Crampton
  9. Trofeos Tomados por Los Españoles al Ejército Imperial Francés durante la Guerra de Independencia (1808-1814) [Trophies Taken by the Spanish from the French Imperial Army During the War of Independence], by Luis Sorando Muzás
  10. Breve Storia dei Simbola della Città di Firenze e degli Stendardi Personali dei Primi "Medici" [Brief History of the Symbols of the City of Florence and the Personal Standards of the Medici Rulers], by Alfredo Betocchi
  11. The Symbols of Macau, by Roman Klimeš
  12. Las Banderas de Barcelona [The Flags of Barcelona], by Adolfo Durán Rodríguez (part 1; part 2; part 3)
  13. Mascota Oficial Olímpica Barcelona '92 [Offical Olympic Mascot for Barcelona '92], by Javier Mariscal
  14. History's Articulate Flags, by George F. Cahill
  15. Imágen Gráfica del 14 Congreso Internacional de Vexilologia [Imagery of the 14th International Congress of Vexillology], by America Sanchez
  16. The Symbols of XXV Olympic Games, Barcelona '92, by Josep Ma. Trias Folch
  17. Flags of Bohemian Regions, by Aleš Brožek
  18. Las Banderas de Los Sitios de Ciudad Rodrigo [The Flags of the Neighborhoods of Ciudad Rodrigo], by José Izquierdo Mateos
  19. Drapeaux, Bonnets et Chapeaux [Flags, Bonnets, and Hats], by Casimir C. de Rahm
  20. The Talking Flags from Trafalgar Onwards, by Bruce Nicolls
  21. Vexillology and Informatics, by Silvio Giberti
  22. La Communauté and Its Symbols, by Whitney Smith
  23. Banderas de La América Prehispánica: El Lienzo de Tlaxcala [Flags of Pre-Hispanic America: The Cloth Painting of Tlaxcala], by María José Sastre y Arribas
  24. The Flags of the North, by Ronald C. Strachan
  25. La Bandera d'Unió Catalanista [The Flag of the Catalan Union], by Joan Crexell
  26. Polish Flags, by Andrej Bebłowski
  27. L'estendard de Sant Ot. Restauració [The Banner of Saint Ot: Restoration], by Rosa Ma. Martín i Ros
  28. L'estendard de Sant Ot. Anàlisi històric [The Banner of Saint Ot: Historical Analysis], by Sebastià Herreros Agüí



15th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY - ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND

23-17 August 1993

  1. Front Matter
  2. Report on the FIAV General Assembly
  3. Fahnen und ihre Symbole (Flags and their symbols / Drapeaux et leurs symboles), by Peter M. Mader (part 1; part 2)
  4. Die Fahnensammiung im Bundesbriefmuseum in Schwyz (Banners and flags in the Archives of Federal Charters in Schwyz / La collection des drapeaux dans les Archives des Chartes Fédérales d Schwytz), by Joseph Wiget & Erwin Horat (part 1; part 2)
  5. Die Fahnensammiung des Historischen Museums Luzern (The flag collection of the Historical Museum in Lucerne / La collection des drapeaux du Musee d'Histoire de Lucerne), by Joseph Brulisauer
  6. Die Fahnensammiung des Kantonalen Museums Altes Zeughaus in Solothurn (The flag collection of the Cantonal Museum of the Old Arsenal in Solothurn / La collection des drapeaux du Musée Cantonal du Vieil Arsenal de Soleure), by Marco A. R. Leutenegger
  7. Notizen zur Fahnensammiung im Historischen Museum Bern (The flag collection of the Historical Museum of Berne / La collection des drapeaux du Musée d'Histoire de Berne), by Franz Bachtiger
  8. Slovak civic flags and banners, by Zdenko Alexy
  9. The flags of the British South Africa Company 1890-1923, by Bruce Berry
  10. Buddhist symbolism in Siamese flags, by Alfredo Betocchi
  11. Flaggenführung der Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Kriegsmarine nach der Kapitulation 1945 [Flags of the Ships and Boats of the Germany Navy After the Surrender in 1945], by Thilo Biegler
  12. The flags of the Diggers' Republic, by Frederick Brownell
  13. A new country, old symbols: flags and arms of the Czech Republic, by Aleš Brožek
  14. Les drapeaux des regiments suisses au service des Pays Bas pendant la Campagne de Flandre 1745-1747 [Flags of Swiss regiments in the service of the Netherlands during the Flanders campaign 1745-1747], by Pierre Charrié
  15. The dynamics of flag evolution, by William G. Crampton
  16. St. George's Cross and St. John's Cross, by Paul Dechaix
  17. History of the mail flags of the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and the USA, by Emil Dreyer
  18. Der Vexillologe und sein PC [The Vexillologist and His Personal Computer], by Petr Exner
  19. The genesis of a colonial flag; Southern Rhodesia 1890-1937, by Michael Faul
  20. Les bannieres de Leon [The Banners of León], by Carlos Fernández Esposo
  21. The case of flagship earth: meditations on a global banner, by Scot Guenter
  22. Flag developments in Canada, by Kevin Harrington
  23. Semiotic aspects and psychophysiolological effects of totalitarian symbols: Nazi and Communist flags, by Wolfgang Jilek
  24. Die slowenische Vexillologie [Slovenian Vexillology], by Walt F. Jurečić
  25. Symbols of the Panama Canal Zone, by Roman Klimeš
  26. Le drapeau europeen: histoire et symbolisme [The European Flag: History and Symbolism], by Carole Lager
  27. Drapeaux du Grand Serment Royal et Noble des Arbalétriers de Notre-Dame au Sablon [Flags of the Royal and Noble Guild of Archers of the Great Oath, of Notre-Dame au Sablon], by Michel Lupant
  28. Der Schwenkel, by Günter Mattern
  29. National Danish-Norwegian flags 1600-1800, by Jan Munksgaard
  30. Les drapeaux nouveaux de la Belgique Federale [The New Flags of Federal Belgium], by Léon Nyssen
  31. The three flags of General Belgrano, by David Prando
  32. Die erste niedersachsische Landesflagge [The First Flag of Lower Saxony State], by Arnold Rabbow
  33. Die Kommandozeichen der Bundeswehr und ihre Vorlaufer [The Symbols of Command of the German Army and Its Predecessors], by Jürgen Rimann
  34. The colours of Prince Charles and the vexillological ornamentation at his funeral, by María-José Sastre y Arribas
  35. Auf den Spuren der Fahnen Freiburgs i. Ue. [In the Footsteps of the Flags of Freiburg], by Sabine Sille
  36. Vexillological manuscripts, by Whitney Smith
  37. Projekt eines vexillologischen Informationssystems [A Vexillological Information System Project], by Gunnar Staack
  38. The colours in vexillological documentation, by Jiři Tenora
  39. Yachting flags of the British Isles: Emulating the Navy, by Barbara Tomlinson
  40. The national Swedish collection of trophies, by Leif Törnquist
  41. The flag of the Argentine Confederation (1831-1853), by Gustavo Tracchia
  42. The flag collection of the Hermitage, by George Vilinbakhov

17TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY - CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA 

10-15 August 1997

Note: Hard copies of the proceesings are still available for ZAR200.00.  Further details can be obtained from the Southern  African Vexillological Association through its website (www.savaflags.org.za) or email to info@savaflags.org.za.

  1. Preface and Introduction
  2. Welcoming Address by the Chairman of the Southern African Vexillological Association, Theo Stylianides
  3. Keynote Address by the Minister of Arts, Culture, Science & Technology, L. P. H. M. Mtshali
  4. Address by the Secretary-General of FIAV, Emil Dreyer
  5. Municipal Flags in Zimbabwe, by Bruce Berry
  6. Contemporary South African Design Inspired by the Post-Apartheid Flag, by Leon Breytenbach
  7. The Cartoonist's View of the South African National Flag, by F. G. Brownell
  8. Flags and the Law in South Africa, by Heather Brownell
  9. Sovereign Flags Over South Africa from 1488 to 1994, by André P. Burgers
  10. Regimental Colours in South Africa: 1652-1994, by Deon Fourie
  11. Flags of the Boers -- A Very Old History, by Franz Jooste
  12. Masonic Banners in South Africa, by Robert A. Laing
  13. The 1910 Union of South Africa National Flag Competition, by Peter Merrington
  14. Afrikaner Political Flag, by Philippe Louis Rault
  15. The Design and Registration of Flags in the South African Bureau of Heraldry, by Marcel C. van Rossum
  16. Histoire des Insignes du Guatémala [A History of Guatemalan Emblems], by Teodoro Amerlinck
  17. Charting Vexillology's Brightness, by Ralph Bartlett
  18. Several Unpublished Proposals for the Design of the Czechoslovak National Flag, by Aleš Brožek
  19. Australia's New Flag -- A Pageant of Colours and Integrated Symbols, by A. C. Burton
  20. La Croix de St André en Vexillologie [The Cross of St. Andrew in Vexillology], by Paul Dechaix
  21. The Spanish Navy Flag Chart of 1854, by Emil Dreyer
  22. Flags of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, by Mario Fabretto
  23. Vexillology and the Future: Two Suggestions for Our Future Development, by M. A. Faul
  24. Design Motifs in the Flags of the Native Peoples of North America, by Donald T. Healy
  25. Flaggen und Symbole der Leipziger Messe -- 500 Jahre Reichsmesse-privilig [Flags and Symbols of the Leipzig Trade Fair -- 500 Years of Imperial Trade Fair Privilege], by Andreas Herzfeld
  26. Filibuster: The Century-Long Australian Flag Debate, by Ralph Kelly
  27. Designing a New Australian Flag: A Theory of Evolution and Reconciliation, by R. J. Kennedy and B . J. Seddon
  28. Symbols of Antarctica, by Roman Klimeš
  29. Drapeaux et Armoiries de l'Etat du Koweit [Flags and Arms of the State of Kuwait], by Michel Lupant
  30. A History of Ottoman Naval Flags, by Jaroslav Martykán
  31. A History of Ottoman Military Flags, by Jaroslav Martykán
  32. Un Paraíso Entre Banderas: El Fresco del Muro Oeste de Qusayr 'Amra [A Paradise Among Flags: The West Wall Fresco of Qusayr 'Amra], by María José Sastre y Arribas
  33. The Vexillological Heritage of the Knights of Saint John in Malta, by Adrian Strickland
  34. Die Staatsflagge der Republic Marij El [The State Flag of the Republic of Mari El], by Jiří Tenora

18TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY- VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

July 1999

  1. The Flag of Nunavut: Public Process and Cultural Considerations, by Robert Watt
  2. Insignes et Symboles de Pouvoir du Premier au Second Empire Mexicain et leurs antécédents historiques [Badges and Symbols of Power of the First and Second Mexican Empires and Their Historical Antecedents], by Teodoro Amerlinck y Zirión
  3. Newfoundland's Flag - The Union Jack and the Contenders, by Kevin Harrington
  4. Technology to the Rescue! Maine's First State Colours, by David Martucci
  5. Early American Naval Flags and Signals, by Ray S. Morton
  6. Cannery Flags: The British Columbia Salmon Canneries, by Harry Oswald
  7. U.S. Civic Flags in Conflict with the Courts, by John M. Purcell
  8. Vexistats: A Statistical Overview of the Colours, Symbols and Designs of National Flags in the 20th Century, by Bruce Berry and Theo Stylianides
  9. Tribar Flags: A Survey and Analysis, by Mason Kaye
  10. Australia's Vice-Regal Legacy, by Ralph G. C. Bartlett
  11. Flags of the Uniformed and Other Services in the Former African "Homelands" of South Africa, by F. G. Brownell
  12. La Bandera de España [The Flag of Spain], by José Luis Brugués
  13. Vexillology of the Anglo-Boer War - Boer Flags, by A. P. Burgers
  14. Royal, Aristocratic, and Ministerial Standards in Brunei Darussalam: Legacies of Istiadat in a Changing Society, by Scot M. Guenter (part 1; part 2)
  15. Space Vexillology: Thirty Years After the First Moon Landing, by Andreas Herzfeld
  16. Remembrance of War, by Ralph Kelly
  17. Departmental Flags of Hong Kong, by Michel R. Lupant
  18. A Very Old and Very Modern Flag - The Swiss Cross, by Simone de Rham
  19. Cartografia Antigua y Vexilologia [Ancient Maps and Vexillology], by María José Sastre y Arribas
  20. Flag Abuse, by Whitney Smith
  21. Flag Finials: Are They of Interest to Vexillologists?, by Adrian Strickland
  22. Les Symboles Vexillologiques Tchèques et Tchèchoslovaques au cours des Périodes de Transition [Czech and Czechoslovak Vexillological Symbols during Periods of Transition], by Jirí Tenora

19TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY- YORK, ENGLAND

23-27 July 2001

Proceedings online 

Contents (follow the link shown above to access these articles):

  1. An Outline of the Development of British Naval Flags, by Bruce Nicolls 
  2. Chart: “Flags in Argentina”, by Gus Tracchia 
  3. Royal Standards of Southern Africa, by Bruce Berry 
  4. Flags of the Canton of Vaud 1798-1848, by Emil Dreyer 
  5. Past Attempts to Change the New Zealand Flag, by John Moody
  6. Small and Very Small States in Italy that Lasted Beyond 1700, by Roberto Breschi 
  7. Cornwall – the Mysteries of St Piran, by Philip Rendle
  8. Decorative Motifs Used on the Ottoman Flag Finials, by Jaroslav Martykán
  9. “One Nation Under God”: The Crusade to Capture the American Flag, by Whitney Smith 
  10. Trip Around the World, by Michel Lupant
  11. Maps on Flags, by Mason Kaye
  12. News Flags for an Ancient Country, by Philippe Rault
  13. Flags in Wales, by Robin Ashburner 
  14. Symbols of Czech and Slovak Political Parties After the “Velvet Revolution” , by Ales Brozek
  15. The International Brigades in the Spanish War 1936-1939, by Sebastià Herreros i Agüí 
  16. The Story of Scotland's Flags, by Graham Bartram 
  17. Flags and Logos of International Sports Federations, Associations and Organizations, by Andreas Herzfeld 
  18. The Centennial of Ohio's Flag: From Obscurity to Esteem, by John Purcell 
  19. The Origins of the Mexican Flag, by Teodoro Amerlinck 
  20. Flag Signalling at Sea, by Barrie Kent 
  21. A Century of Changing Colours on National Flags, by Lorenzo Breschi
  22. Tudor Flags, by David Loades
  23. Stamping a Nation's Image: Currency & Stamps – Australia's Centenary of Federation, by Ralph Bartlett 
  24. Flag Tattoos: Markers of Class & Sexuality, by Scot Guenter 
  25. Chivalry at the Poles: British Sledge Flags, by Barbara Tomlinson
  26. Dutch Orange Regimental Flags, by Frans Smits
  27. The “Höhere Kommunalverbände” in Germany, by Dieter Linder
  28. The Flags of the Political Parties of Senegal, by Lucien Philippe 
  29. L'Album des Pavillons, by Armand du Payrat

20TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY- STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

27 July-1 August 2003

  1. Front Matter 
  2. Flags of the XX International Congress of Vexillology, by Jan Oskar Engene
  3. Marcia Vexillum -- Vexillology and Military Marches, by Lars C. Stolt
  4. Wine, Women and Flags: The Birth of a Colonial Ensign, by Ralph G. C. Bartlett
  5. Flying National Colours in a Grand Duchy under the Imperial Double-Headed Eagle: A Short Survey of the Development of the Finnish Colours in the 19th Century, by Tom C. Bergroth
  6. Flags of the South African Department of Defence: 1994 and Beyond, by Bruce Berry and Edward Watson
  7. The Collection of Flags and Streamers at the Croatian History Museum and Its Symbolism, by Jelena Borošak-Marijanovič
  8. Flags in Italy Under Napoleon's Rule, by Roberto Breschi
  9. Search for the Symbols of the Ústecký Region, by Aleš Brožek
  10. Golden Ochre, Blue Down Under, by Antony Burton
  11. Banners in Heraldic Art, by Magnus Bäckmark
  12. Notes on the Flags of Danish Trading Companies, 1616-1843, by Jan Oskar Engene
  13. The Flags of the Finnish Civil War 1918: A Vexillological Survey, by Arthur W. Etchells
  14. Contemporary Flags of the Ukrainian Regions: Old Traditions and New Designs, by Andriy Grechylo
  15. Sub-national Flags of Israel, by Dov Gutterman
  16. Colours, Crosses or Cow-horns?  Nordic Elements in the Design of Some North American Flags and Emblems with an Overview of the Use of Scandinavian Flags in Canada and the U.S.A., by Kevin Harrington
  17. The Croatian County Flags, by Željko Heimer (part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4)
  18. National Symbols Under German Occupation During World War II: White Russia, North Caucasus and Greece, by Andreas Herzfeld
  19. Finnish Scout Colors, by Heikki Harjalainen and Kari K. Laurla
  20. Flags over Antarctica, by Edward Kaye (part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5; part 6)
  21. The Flags of Portland, Oregon (1916-2002), by Mason Kaye
  22. The Art of Flags, by Ralph Kelly
  23. Die Fahne Sloweniens -- einst, heute, morgen [The Flag of Slovenia -- Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow], by Peter Pavel Klasinc
  24. Emblems of the State of Katanga (1960-1963), by Michel Lupant
  25. Metal Vexilla on Viking Ships, by Jan Henrik Munksgaard
  26. A Collection of Historic Flags at the Wawel Royal Castle, Cracow, by Magdalena Piwocka
  27. FOTW: The Ultimate Vexillological Encyclopedia or an Ephemeral Web Site?, by Rob Raeside
  28. The Roman Vexillum, by Marcus E. V. Schmöger
  29. Was Antonio Gaudi i Cornet (1852-1926) a Vexillolographer?, by Władyslaw Serwatowski
  30. The Union Mark, by Whitney Smith
  31. Australia's Icon Flag Pole, Canberra A.C.T., by Ronald C. Strachan
  32. The Virtual battle: Flags in Georgian Marine Paintings, by Barbara Tomlinson

21st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY- BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

1-5 August 2005

  1. Front Matter
  2. Obscure British Flags: So Many to Choose From, by Graham Bartram
  3. Moving Towards a New South African Vexillological Typology: The Flags of the Six New Metropolitan Councils, by Bruce Berry
  4. Tjuringa Dreaming: Revolutionary Flags of the Australian Aboriginals: Heralds of Change 1971-1997, by Tony Burton (part 1; part 2)
  5. La Bandera de la Provincia de Salta: La Historia, Le Geografía y La Cultura, Una Significativa Conjunción [The Flag of the Province of Salta: A Significant Conjunction of History, Geography, and Culture], by María Cristina Fernández
  6. La Bandera Argentina: De Varsovia a Buenos Aires. 10 Años Después [The Argentine Flag: From Warsaw to Buenos Aires, 10 Years Later], by Aníbal Gotelli
  7. The Design of the Sun of the Argentine Flag (History - Legislation - Proposals), by Francisco Gregoric (part 1; part 2)
  8. Simulations: Flags, the Internet, and Emergent Technologies, by Scot Guenter
  9. Flag Development and Regional Parallelism: The Canadian Prairies and the Argentine Pampas, by Kevin Harrington
  10. The Naval Flags on the Eastern Adriatic, by Željko Heimer
  11. La Bandera de La Ciudad de Barcelona 1991-2005 [The Flag of the City of Barcelona, 1991-2005], by Sebastià Herreros i Agüi (part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5; part 6)
  12. Flag Use in German Colonies, by Andreas Herzfeld (part 1; part 2)
  13. Encuesta del 2004: Banderas de Ciudades de Los Estados Unidos de América, by Edward B. Kaye
  14. The American City Flag Survey of 2004, by Edward B. Kaye
  15. Caudillos, Coups, Constitutions, and Changes: An Analysis of Flag Changes in Latin America, by Ralph Kelly (part 1; part 2)
  16. Lesser-Known Flags and Coat of Arms: Symbols of the Island Groups of Scotland, by Roman Klimeš
  17. South India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, A Vexillological Trip, by Michel R. Lupant (part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4; part 5; part 6)
  18. La Bandera del Regimiento No 7 de Infantería "Libertos" 1813-1816 [The Flag of the 7th "Liberty" Infantry Regiment, 1813-1816], by Julio Mario Luqui-Lagleyze and María Cristina D'Andrea
  19. Bandera de Los Negros de La Época de Rosas [The Flag of the Blacks in the Rosas Era], by Juan Manuel Peña and José Luis Alonso
  20. Origen de Nuestro Colors: Azul Celeste y Blanco [The Origin of Our Colors, Sky Blue and White], by Alberto Rubén Perazzo
  21. Flags of Political Parties and Movements in Madagascar from the Colonization until Independence, by Lucien Philippe
  22. Las Antiguas Banderas Provinciales de la Argentina (1815-1888) [The Old Provincial Flags of Argentina, 1815-1888], by David Prando (part 1; part 2)
  23. Flagpoles, by Whitney Smith
  24. Le Cabinet des Drapeaux: Berlin [The Cabinet of Flags in Berlin], by Jiří Tenora
  25. The Sun of May (Argentina 1810-1818), by Gustavo Tracchia
  26. Uso de Las Banderas en La Antigua Mesoamérica [The Use of Flags in Ancient Mesoamerica], by Rafael Alberto Yates Sosa

22ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY- BERLIN, GERMANY

6-10 August 2007

  1. Front Matter
  2. Flags in the Cook Islands, by Michel R. Lupant (part 1; part 2)
  3. Symbols of Guam, by Roman Klimeš
  4. American Indian Flags and the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial, by Edward B. Kaye
  5. Black, Red and Gold: The Genesis of Germany's National Colours, by Arnold Rabbow
  6. Die Farben Schwarz-Weiß als mindere Reichsfarben [The Colours Black-White as "Inferior" Colours of the Reich], by Günter Mattern
  7. Origin of the Flag of the Venetian Republic, by Alfredo Betocchi
  8. Precursory Projects of the Regional Emblems in Italian Geopolitical Area, by Robert Breschi (part 1; part 2)
  9. A Vexillological View of 1848 - the Year of the Revolution in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown, by Aleš Brožek
  10. History of the Flags of Saarland and Rheinland-Pfalz, by Pascal Vagnat
  11. Legal Stipulations concerning the Flags of the Free-State Saxony after its new Foundation in 1990, by Ulrich Zeiler
  12. The Ensignment of the Romani People, by Whitney Smith
  13. Has the Australian Flag Debate Ended?, by Ralph Kelly (part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4)
  14. Flags of Australian Territories, by Jonathan Dixon
  15. Flagging Indifference - Emblems of the Adelaide and Barossa Germans in South Australia 1838-1972 - Symbols of Authentic Patriotism and Citizenship, by Tony Burton
  16. The Reformation Promoted the Dannebrog, by Jan Henrik Munksgaard
  17. A Sense of Flags in Northern Ireland after the Accord, by Kevin Harrington
  18. About the Genesis of the Indian National Flag, by Kambhampati Senjeeva Rao
  19. Bundesstaaten - eine vexillologische Studie am Beispeil Deutschland [Federal States - a Vexillological Study with Germany as an Example], by Gerd Vehres
  20. Bären mit und ohne Krone - Die Berliner Stadtflagge 1861 bis heute [Bears with and without Crown - the Berlin City-Flag since 1861 until today], by Günter Strumpf
  21. Local Flags in Schleswig-Holstein, by Jörg Majewski
  22. Die Kommunen in Deutschland und ihre Flaggen [The German Communities and their Flags],  by Jörg Majewski (part 1; part 2)
  23. Streifen, Wellen un Schneeflocken - neuartige Gestaltung von Kommunalflaggen in Rheinland-Pfalz [Stripes, Waves and Snowflakes - new Types of Designing Flags of Communities in Rhineland-Palatinate], by Klaus Günther
  24. Wappen und Flaggen in Ostpreußen, seinen Kreisen und Kreisstädten - gestern und heute [Coats of Arms and Flags in Eastern Prussia, of its Districts and Towns - yesterday and today], by Erwin Günther (part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4)
  25. The Flags of Zagreb, by Željko Heimer (part 1; part 2)
  26. Kyffhäuser-Fahnen - Ein Relikt der Geschichte [Kyffhaeuser-Flags - A Relic of History], by Wolfram Mandry
  27. The Swiss Guard of the Popes - Flags and Uniforms and Their Inter-relations: The early period 1506-1806, by Arthur William Etchells III (part 1; part 2)
  28. Flags of the Pope's Swiss Guard since 1798, by Emil Dreyer (part 1; part 2; part 3; part 4)
  29. Red Dawn, Black Sunset: Victory or Death for Argentina (1958-1976), by David Prando
  30. Die Sammlung von Fahnen im Deutschen Historischen Museum in Berlin - gestern und heute [The Collection of Flags in the German Historical Museum in Berlin  in the Past and Present Time], by Daniel Hohrath
  31. Flag-Shaped Badges: The Symbols of Countries in WWI, by Jelena Borošak-Marijanovič
  32. Fahnen der Basler Berufsverbände und Fachvereine des 19. Jahrhunderts [Flags of the Professional Unions and Societies of the 19th Century in Basle], by Sabine Sille
  33. Vexillology in the Netherlands, by Thijs van Leeuwen and Tom Bokhout
  34. The Car-Flags of the Federal-Border-Guard, by Jürgen Rimann and Marcus E. V. Schmöger
  35. Vexillological Ancient Japanese Books in the Library of the "Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid", by María José Sastre y Arribas
  36. Die Zukunft der Rimann'schen Autoflaggensammlung [The Future of the Rimann Collection of Car-Flags], by Andrews Herzfeld
  37. The Flag Museum of Budapest and the Hungarian Flag Society, by László Balogh
  38. Gift Banners of 1923 Party's Anniversary Ceremonial and Symbolics, by Valeria Nezgovorova
  39. Who Let the Bears on? An Essay in Urso-Vexillology, by Kevin Harrington
  40. Dr. Michael Meinecke's Contributions to the Research on Muslim Vexillology, by Jaroslav Martykán
  41. 1979-2003 - 25 Years of Flag Book and Chart Publication, by Aleš Brožek
  42. Flag Identifier - Flag Identifying Tool and Vexillological Database, by Ivan Sarajčić
  43. Moral Concepts Surrounding Flags - An Analysis, by Alexandru Dan Mandru
  44. Vexillologie - ein linguisticher Ansatz [Vexillology - a Linguistic Approach], by Marcus E. V. Schmöger
  45. Vexilogorrhea - A Culturally Determined Amerikanische Flaggensünde [American vexillological sin], by Peter Orenski
  46. Twenty Principles for the National Flag Design, by Dong Lin
  47. Good Flag - Bad Use, by Ralph G. C. Barlett
  48. Culture Wars, Divided Nation - Battles for Semiotic Control of the American Flag in the Twenty-first Century, by Scot M. Guenter
  49. Public Interest in Vexillology - Questions from the Public 1999-2006, by Rob Raeside
  50. Minutes of the Twentieth Session of the FIAV General Assembly - August 7, 2007

23RD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY- YOKOHAMA, JAPAN

13-17 July 2009

  1. Front Matter
  2. Speech at the Opening Ceremony, by Nozomi Kariyasu
  3. Speech at the Opening Ceremony, by Michael Lupant
  4. Flags of Former Colonies & Overseas Territories of the Great Powers, by Nozomi Kariyasu
  5. Lands of the Rising Sun, by Ralph Bartlett
  6. Command Flags and Pennants of the Bundeswehr since 1956, by Andreas Herzfeld
  7. An Outline of Japanese Vexillology, by Hiroyuki Innami
  8. The Development of the War Flags of Japanese Feudal Lords in the 12th to 16th Centuries, by Tetsuo Kato          (Part 1 &  Part 2)
  9. A Lesser-Known Norwegian State Ensign, by Jan Oskar Engene
  10. Nineteenth-Century Hand-Painted Dutch Ships Flags - A Case Study, by Joost C.A. Schokkenbroek                  (Part 1 & Part 2)
  11. County Flags – Developments in British Vexillology, by Graham Bartram
  12. Flags of Higher Schools in Imperial Japan (Kyusei Koto Gakko), (1894–1950), by Akira Kumagai
  13. Controversial Indian Symbols on U.S. State Flags, by Peter Orenski
  14. Dragons, Traditions, Emperors and Revolutions: An Overview of Flags and Flag Changes in Asia, by Ralph Kelly
  15. The Rainbow Flag of the Incas, by Gustavo Tracchia
  16. The Lion Flag – Norway’s First National Flag, by Jan Henrik Munksgaard
  17. The History of Taegeuk Flags [of South Korea], by Nozomi Kariyasu
  18. Flags over Bhutan, by Michel R. Lupant
  19. Redesigning the Oregon State Flag – A Case Study, by Ted Kaye
  20. Creating and Increasing Flag Awareness in the Community – A Case Study: The Flag Society of Australia in Newcastle, Australia, by Colin Randall
  21. Flags of Hokkaido Charged with the Shining Polar Star—The Colonization Office and Hokkaido Municipalities, by Miru Takano
  22. The Voice of Vexillology, by Alain Raullet
  23. Military Flags of the Zagreb Units in the Croatian Armed Forces, by Željko Heimer
  24. Token Totems - Flags of the Palio and Cultural Cross-Over in Flag Design, by Tony Burton
  25. Flags and Banners of the Orenburg Cossack Army from the 18th Century to Modern Times, by Victor Lomantsov
  26. The Grand Harmonious Flag Symmetry of Japan: An Investigation in Uncanny Flag Similarities, by Christopher Maddish
  27. The Sun Symbols in Flags, by Emil Dreyer (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9; Part 10; Part 11; Part 12; Part 13; Part 14; Part 15; Part 16)
  28. Local Flags Under Siege - Decline of a Centuries Old Tradition in the Netherlands?, by Marcel van Westerhoven
  29. The Principles of Vexillology, by Whitney Smith

24TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VEXILLOLOGY - WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A.

2-5 August 2011

Proceedings online 

Contents (follow the link shown above to access these articles):

  1. Sir Charles Fawcett Redux: The Historical Connection between the British East India Company Flag and the American Continental Colors (Peter A. Ansoff), p. 6
  2. Unity in Flags (Ralph G. C. Bartlett), p. 27
  3. Stillborn: Flags Designed for the “Republic of KwaNdebele” (Bruce Berry), p. 40
  4. Sokol Flags: The Symbols of the Croatian Sokol Movement to 1914 (Jelena Borošak-Marijanović), p. 55
  5. Did the United States Influence the Czechoslovak National Flag? (Aleš Brožek), p. 73
  6. Raising the Standard: An Argument from Design (Tony Burton), p. 83
  7. That Cuban Flag…The Original (Avelino Víctor Couceiro Rodríguez), p. 114
  8. Aquella bandera cubana…la original (Avelino Víctor Couceiro Rodríguez), p. 136
  9. Flags of Constructed Languages (Patrice de La Condamine), p. 159
  10. Les Drapeaux des Langues Construites (Patrice de La Condamine), p. 175
  11. Four Forgotten Norwegian Ensigns (Jan Oskar Engene), p. 192
  12. Foreign Influences on the Development of Russian Military Flags (Arthur Etchells III), p. 204
  13. The Flag of the City of Buenos Aires: Four Centuries of History (Francisco Gregoric), p. 227
  14. La bandera de la ciudad de Buenos Aires: Una historia de cuatro siglos (Francisco Gregoric), p. 291
  15. Tattered Treasures: World War Two U.S. Navy Flags of Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Dale Grimes, Jr.), p. 353
  16. The Rise and Fall of Worldface: Social Networking, Stereotyping, and the Power of Flags(Scot M. Guenter), p. 363
  17. Utah’s Adoption of Two Legislative Measures Affecting the Utah State Flag (John M. Hartvigsen), p. 391
  18. Picturing Flag Violence in Civil War Sheet Music: The Case of “Down with the Traitors’ Serpent Flag” (Kenneth Hartvigsen), p. 407
  19. San Diego’s Indian Tribal Flags (Donald T. Healy), p. 425
  20. National Identity in the Political Party Flags in Croatia (Željko Heimer), p. 437
  21. Why Flags? Searching for an Essence of Flags (Lee L. Herold), p. 499
  22. Catalan Modernism and Vexillology (Sebastià Herreros i Agüí), p. 506
  23. The 20th Anniversary under the Slovene Flag (Tadej Jakopič), p. 635
  24. Southern Cross Down Under (Ralph Kelly), p. 640
  25. Gibraltar: The Rock with its own Symbols (Roman Klimeš), p. 669
  26. From the Trust Territory of the Pacific to the Federated States of Micronesia (Michel R. Lupant), p. 691
  27. The Mysterious John Hewson–Martha Washington Flag (Christopher Maddish), p. 740
  28. Tapestries of Colored Lights (Terri Malgieri), p. 763
  29. The Standards of the Manhattoes, Pavonia, and Hell-Gate (David B. Martucci), p. 778
  30. British Royal Standards 1199–Present (Geoff Parsons & Michael Faul), p. 799
  31. Six Flags over Luna: The Role of Flags in Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories (Anne M. Platoff), p. 820
  32. The Orange Pennant: The Dutch Response to a Flag Dilemma (Jos Poels), p. 882
  33. The Maritime Influence on the Municipal Flags of Atlantic Canada (Rob Raeside), p. 899
  34. Following the Voice: The Eyes of Vexillology (Alain Raullet), p. 907
  35. Political Party Flags of San Marino (Marcus E. V. Schmöger), p. 921
  36. The Treatment of the 4th Regiment U.S.C.T. Civil War Flag (Gwen Spicer & Alexandra Deutsch), p. 949
  37. Discoveries Made while Preserving the Star-Spangled Banner (Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss), p. 960
  38. On a Scale of 1 to 10 (Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg), p. 988
  39. Translating Coats of Arms and Emblems into Flags (Marcel van Westerhoven), p. 996