Institute of History

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Heraldry Section

prof. dr hab. Wojciech Strzyżewski, Head of Unit

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.