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5th International Conference: Watermarks in Digital Collections, October 16 until 18, 2019, Cork, Ireland


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Wednesday October 16, 2019
 14.00-14.15  opening
 14.15-15.45 Emanuel Wenger | Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (bernstein) - The first ten years
Maria Stieglecker | Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Jubilee: 20 years WZMA – Watermarks of the Middle Ages
Pádraig Ó Macháin | University College Cork
Gathering Watermarks in Ireland
 15.45-16.15 Tea/Coffee
 16.15-17.45 Erwin Frauenknecht/ Tilo Wütherich | State Archives of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart
Consolidation, networking and sustainable operation – the next generation of WZIS (Frauenknecht)
Revision and extension of the Watermark Information System (Wütherich)
Silvia Hufnagel | Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík) /td>
The Role of Watermarks for Paper Trails Iceland: A Project Description
Veronika Giglberger / Bernhard Lutz | Bavarian State Library, Munich
Exploring watermarks in 16th century Bavarian music manuscripts
Thursday October 17, 2019
 9.00-10.30 Louise O’Connor | National Library of Ireland, Dublin
17th-century watermarks in the Genealogical Office MSS of the National Library of Ireland
Annelies van Hoesel | Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Watermarks visualised: exploring the paths towards a digital collection of watermarks in the Rijksmuseum collection
Giles Bergel | Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford
Computer vision for watermark studies: recognition by instance and type
 10.30-11.00 Tea/Coffee
 11.00-12.45 Mikhail Zhizhin / Elena Ukhanova | Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences / State Historical Museum, Moscow
The first all-Russian database of watermarks: the development of new methods for image processing and identification of interrelated groups of manuscripts
Ourania Kanakari | General State Archives of Greece, Athens
The Digital Watermark Collection of the General State Archives of Greece (G.S.A): recording watermarks, considering paper manufacture and use in the newly established Greek state
Maria Giannikou | General State Archives of Greece, Athens
The Digital Watermark Collection of the General State Archives of Greece (G.S.A): repertory, classification and origin of the early 19th-century watermarks
Ilaria Pastrolin | École Nationale des Chartes, Paris
Project: ‘Filigranes pour tous’, two years later: A prototype of the watermark ID app
 12.45-14.00 Lunch
 14.00-15.30 Ingelise Nielsen | KADK School of Conservation, Copenhagen
To be or not to be a watermark in a database
Ivan Badanjak | Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Mošin-Traljić watermark collection (13th –19th century)
Carmen Hidalgo | Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España and Asociación Hispánica de Historiadores del papel, Madrid
Libro de buen amor: The use of paper in the 14th century in the Iberian Peninsula
 15.30-16.00 Tea/Coffee
 16.00-17.30 Krisztina Rábai | Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Warsaw / University of Szeged, Hungary
Early Watermarks from Silesian Papermills? The beginning of producing paper in Silesia in connection with the usage of paper in the Jagiellonian royal courts around the turn of the 15–16th centuries
Anna-Grethe Rischel | National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
Links between watermarks, provenance, paper technology and trade – illustrated through studies of 18th century paper
María Rosa Ruiz Cervera | National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography, Mexico City
‘Filigranas-ENCRyM Project’, México: a recently created database for watermarks
Friday October 18, 2019
Excursion to Dublin


Slide show (photos by Humberto Lizcano Mendoza)

Photographers: Veronika Giglberger, Humberto Lizcano Mendoza, Louise O'Connor, Emanuel Wenger.


  1. Ivan Badanjak (Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb, Croatia)
  2. Giles Bergel (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  3. Camille Dekeyser (British Library, London, United Kingdom)
  4. Maria Giannikou (Central State Archives of Greece, Athens, Greece)
  5. Erwin Frauenknecht (State Archives of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany)
  6. Veronika Giglberger (Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany)
  7. Marie-Noëlle Grison (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  8. Silvia Hufnagel (Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavik, Island)
  9. Ourania Kanakari (Central State Archives of Greece, Athens, Greece)
  10. Humberto Lizcano Mendoza (Mexico City, Mexico)
  11. Bernhard Lutz (Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany)
  12. Heather Murphy (University of the Arts London, United Kingdom)
  13. Jennifer Murray (British Library, London, United Kingdom)
  14. Ingelise Nielsen (KADK School of Conservation, Denmark)
  15. Louise O'Connor (National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland)
  16. Pádraig Ó Macháin (University College Cork, Ireland)
  17. Ilaria Pastrolin (École nationale des chartes, Paris, France)
  18. Krisztina Rábai (Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Warsaw, Poland / University of Szeged, Hungary)
  19. Anna-Grethe Rischel (IPH, Denmark)
  20. María Rosa Ruiz Cervera (Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía, Mexico City, Mexico)
  21. Maria Stieglecker (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
  22. Elena Ukhanova (State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia)
  23. Annelies van Hoesel (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  24. Emanuel Wenger (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
  25. Tilo Wütherich (Central States Archives of Stuttgart, Germany)

-- Emanuel Wenger - 10 January 2020

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