About Vexillology

Vexillology is the scientific study of flags and related emblems. It is concerned with research into flags of all kinds, modern and historical; with establishing a body of practice for flag design and usage; and with creating a body of theory of flag development. Vexillology seeks to understand and explain the important role played by flags in the modern world.

The word ‘vexillology‘ is derived from the Latin vexillum, a term used by the Romans to indicate a kind of standard with a fabric hung from a horizontal crossbar on a pole. The vexillum is the closest equivalent in the classical world to what today is called a flag.
A vexillum