[blue label and image of a watermark]


Produced by Robert W. Allison
Assoc. Prof of Religion, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine and
Research Fellow Ektaktos of the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies, Thessaloniki

© 1996 Robert W. Allison. All rights reserved.


This Archive is a collaborative project of the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies in Thessaloniki, Greece and Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A. It developed from the Philotheou Monastery Catalog Project, which is part of the Mount Athos Greek Manuscripts Catalog Project (Catalogi Codicum Graecorum Montis Athonis) of the Patriartchal Institute.

It has been funded by the generous support of Bates College, The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, and The DuPont-Nemours Corporation, which has generously provided the Philotheou Project with Dylux® Proofing Paper for the production of the watermark prints.

Scanning and computer enhancement of the images of watermarks in the manuscripts of Philotheou Monastery (from which Watermark Archive was begun) were done in 1994 at the Camden Center for Creative Imaging, Camden, Maine, by Annie Higbee and were funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The original contact prints of the watermarks from the manuscripts of Philotheou Monastery were made at the Monastery by Robert W. Allison, assisted by two students at Bates College, Samuel Taylor and Leonidas Nicholas.

The original layout of the Watermark Catalog on which this project was based was funded by a Dana Grant from Bates College and carried out by Lisa Riley, a Dana Research Fellow from Bates College. The conversion method described in the Guide (page entitled Description of Watermark Prints in this Archive was developed by Rob Spellman of the Bates College Computing and Information Services and implemented by Robert Allison.

A Note on the Background Design and Banner

The background design on these pages, which I have named "antiquepaper," is adapted from a Dylux® print of Mt. Athos, Philotheou codex 25 folio 2 (Paper type Athos, Phil. 25,4), dating from approximately 1671, the year that codex was written. The banner at the top of this page reproduces two watermarks, selected for their aptness to the quotation from Umberto Eco, whose reference to the Network now takes on, indeed, a meaning that "nobody had seen there": Athos, Phil. 46,6 (LADDER IN CIRCLE with 6-point star above) and Athos, Phil. 79,9 (COLUMN). The watermarks have been reduced in size and enhanced by removal of most of the Greek writing. The blue color illustrates the color of Dylux® watermark prints.

Special thanks to Jim Hart of the Bates College Computing Services who, with imagination, persistence, and technical skill, is making this project work.



Created by Robert W. Allison
Dept. of Philosophy & Religion, and
Program in Classical and Medieval Studies,
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine 04240

© 1996 Robert W. Allison. All rights reserved.
Last Updated: October 5, 1996

URL: http://abacus.bates.edu:80/Faculty/wmarchive/