Institute of History

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prof. dr hab. Wojciech Strzyżewski, Head of Unit

W.Strzyzewski@ih.uz.zgora.pl

The emblem of the Lubuskie Province
Designed by W. Strzyżewski

 

 

The Heraldry Section is the only institution of this type at Polish universities. Its scope of work includes:

  • academic research on the history of coats of arms used by gentry and emblems used by local governments,
  • collection contemporarily used coats of arms and emblems, background literature and MA dissertations on heraldry,
  • designing new emblems for local governments, carrying out expert analyses on emblems used by local government institutions,
  • providing professional advice on the issues of heraldry and cooperation with major heraldry research centers, among others: The Polish Heraldry Association or the Heraldry Office of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.