Peer reviewed journals

  • D. Gravis, N. Roy, L. Houssiau, A. Felten, N. Tumanov, O. Deparis, "Secondary ion mass spectrometry, a powerful tool for revealing ink formulations and animal skins in medieval manuscripts", R. Soc. Open Sci. 10 (2023) 230059, 1-13,
  • J. Bouhy, A. Dekoninck, M. Voué, and O. Deparis, "Analysis of accuracy and ambiguities in spatial measurements of birefringence in uniaxial anisotropic media", Applied Optics 61 (2022), 8081-8090, doi: 10.1364/AO.463657.
  • H. Bethencourt, I. R. Palomo, S. Hickinbotham, B. Nair, S. Soncin, M. Dieu, M. Collins, O. Deparis, "Data from “A biocodicological analysis of the medieval library and archive from Orval Abbey, Belgium”", Journal of Open Archaeology Data 10 (2022), doi: 10.5334/joad.89.
  • N. Ruffini-Ronzani, J.-F. Nieus, S. Soncin, S. Hickinbotham, M. Dieu, J. Bouhy, C. Charles, C. Ruzzier,Th. Falmagne, X. Hermand, M. J. Collins, O. Deparis, "A biocodicological analysis of the medieval library and archive from Orval Abbey, Belgium", Royal Society Open Science 8 (2021), doi: 10.1098/rsos.210210.
  • M. Fourneau, C. Canon, D. Van Vlaender, M. J. Collins, S. Fiddyment, Y. Poumay, O. Deparis, "Histological study of sheep skin transformation during the recreation
    of historical parchment manufacture", Heritage Science, 8 (2020), doi: 10.1186/s40494-020-00421-z.
  • V. Vilde, M. Fourneau, C. Charles, D. Van Vlaender, J. Bouhy, Y. Poumay, O. Deparis, "Use of Polarised Light Microscopy to Improve Conservation of Parchment," Studies in Conservation, 64 (2019), doi: 10.1080/00393630.2019.1579951.
  • R. Decorte, C. Polet, M. Boudin, F. Tilquin, J.-Y. Matroule, M. Dieu, C. Charles, A. Carlier, F. Lebecque, O. Deparis, "An interdisciplinary study around the reliquary of the late cardinal Jacques de Vitry," PLoS ONE 14 (2019), e0201424. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201424.
  • A. M. Fernandez Alvarez, J. Bouhy, M. Dieu, C. Charles, O. Deparis, "Animal species identification in parchments by light," Scientific Reports 9 (2019), 1825. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-38492-z.


  • J. Bouhy, A. M. Fernandez Alvarez, C. Charles, O. Deparis,"Adapted polarizing microscopy technique for the determination of birefringence patterns in parchments," Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences, Tucson (USA), 14-17 April 2019.

  • O. Deparis, "Material analysis of parchment and textile parts on a 13th century mitre belonging to bischop Jacques of Vitry," Labs, Art and Relics Workshop, Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels (Belgium), 22-23 November 2018.

  • O. Deparis, "Approche transdisciplinaire de l'étude du parchemin : le regard d'un physicien du projet Pergamenum21 de l'université de Namur," Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels (Belgium), 21 April 2016.