About the Center

The Flag Research Center is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the human need to create and use symbols to express political, cultural, and social ideals through flags and flag-related material culture. Through our publications, public programs, institutional collaborations, digital services, and fellows programs, our expertise serves an international community of scholars and the interested public. By creating, fostering, and maintaining a robust environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange, we seek—as did Whitney Smith—to “understand more accurately and more completely the nature of human society.”