IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1003: Watermarks from Briquet to Digital: Old Methods, New Tricks

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Ilaria Pastrolin, Centre Jean-Mabillon, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris
Moderator/Chair:Marc H. Smith, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris
Paper 1003-aThe Bernstein Project: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something True
(Language: English)
Emanuel Wenger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Emanuel Wenger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Bibliography, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1003-bBriquet Reloaded: Renewing a Great Repertory in Lyon
(Language: English)
Ilaria Pastrolin, Centre Jean-Mabillon, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris
Ilaria Pastrolin, Centre Jean-Mabillon, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Bibliography, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1003-cCharles-Moïse Briquet as a Tourist in Udine in August 1898
(Language: English)
Neil Harris, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici e del Patrimonio Culturale, Università degli Studi di Udine
Neil Harris, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici e del Patrimonio Culturale, Università degli Studi di Udine
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Bibliography, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Watermark studies have traditionally been dominated by a single name, Charles-Moïse Briquet (1839-1918), whose chef d’oeuvre ‘Les filigranes’ (1907) reproduced 16,112 designs. In recent years Briquet has gone digital, with the images and text searchable online in the ‘Bernstein, Memory of Paper’ resource hosted by the Austrian Academy for Sciences, which has been adding numerous other early repertories, as well as acting as a search engine for other watermark projects. A new project, ‘Briquet Reloaded’, returns to the original watermarks traced by the great Swiss scholar, in order to bring them into a digital environment, with two case studies relating to Lyon and Udine.