The Amazing Range of Flag Research

Raven is a scholarly journal published yearly by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA). The 26th volume will be out this month. From time to time, Raven includes a bibliography of flag-related items that have appeared in other, non-flag-specific journals. These span a wide range of disciplines, from political science to art history. For Raven… Continue reading The Amazing Range of Flag Research

NAVA (Still) Needs Your Support

[This is an update to a 2015 posting about NAVA.] NAVA is the North American Vexillological Association, the world’s oldest organization devoted to vexillology, the study of flags.  It publishes the peer-reviewed journal Raven, as well as a newsletter and the periodical Flag Research Quarterly (FRQ); and holds an annual meeting, the “largest conference of vexillologists (flag scholars),vexillographers (flag… Continue reading NAVA (Still) Needs Your Support

Register Now for NAVA 50

The annual meetings of NAVA, the North American Vexillological Association, are fantastic events for anyone interested in flags, attracting all flavors of vexillologists -- historians, activists, collectors, vendors, designers, and general enthusiasts -- from the US, Canada, and beyond.  2016 is a milestone year for NAVA, as it celebrates a half-century of these meetings. NAVA 50 takes place… Continue reading Register Now for NAVA 50

NAVA Needs Your Support

NAVA is the North American Vexillological Association, the world's oldest organization devoted to vexillology, the study of flags.  It publishes the peer-reviewed journal Raven, as well as a newsletter and the periodical Flag Research Quarterly (FRQ); and holds an annual meeting, the "largest conference of vexillologists (flag scholars),vexillographers (flag designers), vexillophiles (flag collectors and hobbyists), flag conservators, and… Continue reading NAVA Needs Your Support

Come to Ontario this October for North America’s Flag Conference

We'd like to pass along this invitation from NAVA's Ken Reynolds.  (And please note that early-bird registration ends in less than a month.) Hello everyone, I hope that each of you will consider attending NAVA's 49th annual meeting from October 16-18, 2015.  It's been a dozen years since the Association held its annual meeting in… Continue reading Come to Ontario this October for North America’s Flag Conference

Annie Platoff on the air

Flag scholar and NAVA vice president Annie Platoff was on the Pacifica radio network yesterday discussing vexillology, the Confederate flag, roots of people's attachment to flags, the Apollo flags on the moon, and Russian and Ukrainian flags.  She was a guest on Brad Friedman's "BradCast" at bradblog.com/?p=11241.  (Skip 8:40 into the broadcast to hear the flag segment.)

Vexillologists in New Orleans

NAVA, the North American Vexillological Association, held its 48th annual meeting last October in New Orleans. <clickbait>What happened there will restore you faith in humanity!</clickbait> Well, perhaps not, but NAVA's latest newsletter will give you a good sense (with many photos by Ted Kaye) of what happens when 51 vexillologists and vexillophiles, some from as far… Continue reading Vexillologists in New Orleans