Fragmentarium Laboratory for Medieval
Manuscript Fragments

Fragmentarium enables libraries, collectors, researchers and students to publish images of medieval manuscript fragments, allowing them to catalogue, describe, transcribe, assemble and re-use them. Read more
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New Server Operational

The evening of 6 January, 2021, the migration to the new Fragmentarium server was completed. Some Dynamic Name Servers still point to the old server, but will be updated in the coming hours. Thanks to text&bytes and Nicolas Mermoud for their dedication and professionalism, working without cease to resolve the crisis. 


Fragmentology #3 Published

Fragmentology: A Journal for the Study of Medieval Manuscript Fragments, an Open Access journal run by the Fragmentarium Project, has just published their 2020 issue, with a series of articles, a research note, and a book review on medieval manuscript fragments, the fragment trade, and the more.


Call for Papers: Volume on Fragments in Australia and New Zealand

From noted Fragmentologists Anna Welch and Nicholas Sparks, a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed volume of essays entitled Piecing together the past: fragments of medieval and early modern books in Australia and New Zealand:

    We are seeking proposals for a collected volume focused on medieval and early modern fragments in Australia and New Zealand. Abstracts are welcomed for articles of up to 8000 words (including notes) that present new research on any aspect pertaining to fragments [...].

    Send paper proposals including title, abstract (250 words) and short bio by Tuesday 26 January 2021 to: Anna Welch ( and Nicholas Sparks (

    More information.


    Tyrolean Fragment Project hits Homepage

    The University of Innsbruck published on its homepage a German-language report on the Tyrolean Fragment Project, featuring the work of fragmentologist Claudia Sojer:


    First Fragments from Retracing the Past Published

    Fragmentarium published the first results of its project, "Retracing the Past: Writing and History in the Fragments of the Bibliothèque nationale de France", led by Dr. Laura Albiero and in collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France. 



    Fragmentarium Video Conference: Laura Alidori Battaglia, "The Reconstruction of Sienese Choir Book Cycles"

    Friday, 15 January 2021, at 16:00 Central European Time, Dr. Laura Alidori Battaglia of the Université de Lausanne will present her research on reconstructing Sienese Choir Book Cycles. Registration is via Zoom.


    Fragmentarium Video Conference: Tuomas Heikkilä, “Fragments in Finland."

    The next public lecture of Fragmentarium Video Conferences will take place this Friday, 18 December 2020, at 16:00 Central European Time. 

    Tuomas Heikkilä, Professor of Church History at the University of Helsinki, will give a lecture on the theme:

    “Fragments in Finland. Manuscript culture at the edge of the Latinitas.”

    The lecture and questions will last approximately one hour.

    Places are limited. Register via Zoom


    Fragmentarium Director on the Direction of Fragmentology

    Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler, director of Fragmentarium will join Prof Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America in hosting "Fragmentology: what, why, and where next?" as part of the Medieval Manuscripts Seminar at the Schoool of Advanced Study, University of London. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 3, from 1730-1930 British Time (1830-20:30 Western Europe, 1130-1330 EST), so be sure to register early (and often)!



    Fragmentology is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal, dedicated to publishing scholarly articles and reviews concerning medieval manuscript fragments.

    Latest issue:


    • W. Duba, “Fragmentarium”, Das Mittelalter 24 (2019): Digitale Mediavistik und der deutschsprachige Raum, 221–223. DOI: 10.1515/mial-2019-0015
    • P. Pludra-Żuk, “Czy potrzebna nam fragmentologia? Na marginesie pierwszego numeru pisma „Fragmentology““ (“Do We Need Fragmentology? Notes on the First Issue of the Journal ‘Fragmentology’”), Kwartalniak Historii Nauki i Techniki 64:4(2019), 173–182. DOI: 10.4467/0023589XKHNT.19.035.11043

    Participation & Recruitment

    Fragmentarium Cataloguing Courses

    Scholars interested in an intensive two-day course on manuscript fragments and Fragmentarium may be interested in attending one of our cataloguing courses, where they will undergo intensive training in how to describe and encode manuscript fragments.

    Publish Your Fragments!

    Share your fragments with the world! You or your institution can publish fragments on Fragmentarium.

    Partner Libraries

    Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City Biblioteca Nacional de Argentina Mariano Moreno, Buenos Aires Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, together with the BIBLISSIMA team for excellence Bodleian Library, together with St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford Center for History and Palaeography – National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Athens Harvard University Library, Cambridge MA, together with the Medieval Academy of America Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna Stanford University Libraries Stiftsbibliothek St.Gallen The British Library, London The Schøyen Collection, Oslo and London Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia Yale University, New Haven