The project conducts research and publication of until-now unknown medieval music fragments from Württemberg monasteries, which fragments are currently in the holdings of the Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, the Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg, and the Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. Show more
The Stadtbibliothek Trier possess an important collection of sources for the history of Gregorian chant: roughly 120 pieces of original fragments of parchment manuscripts, most from the eleventh to the fourteenth century. Many fragments survive… Show more
The project aims at the systematic identification, photographic documentation, and scientific description of manuscript fragments in Beneventan Minuscule (the script type specific to medieval Central-Southern Italy), with particular reference to those conserved in libraries and… Show more
The sub-project Retracing the Past will concentrate on fragment volumes in the fonds latin of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). These volumes contain approximately 30% of the total number of fragments so far identified… Show more
The Austrian National Bank project The Detached Fragments of the ULB Tirol and Their Digital Catalogue aims to describe and publish on Fragmentarium some 233 fragments over the course of the project (2018–2020). Show more
The Library of Unisinos in Saõ Leopoldo hosts the Memorial Jesuíta, which holds some incunables and numerous early modern books bound in Europe and sent to Brazile in the nineteenth century. A survey has revealed… Show more
Fragmentarium, e-codices and the Burgerbibliothek Bern have facilitated the digitization of approximately 150 fragments of parchment, mostly from the collection of Jacques Bongars (1554-1612). Show more
This project, a collaboration between e-codices and the Institut Bibliotheca Fuldensis provides digital access to the Fulda Manuscripts of Switzerland, in hopes of providing new impetus for investigating this scriptorium and library. Show more
Among the religious institutions of Cluj (Romania), St. Michael’s parish church, the Dominican and Franciscan convents, and the Benedictine abbey of Cluj-Mănăștur (established in the eleventh century) had significant book collections in the Middle Ages.… Show more
The aim of the project is to inventory, catalogue and study fragments of codices and of other medieval documents that are conserved in libraries and archives located in the Canton of Ticino (Switzerland). The ultimate… Show more
Plainchant, that is, liturgical music from the European Middle Ages, travelled geographically and temporally, taking on new meaning and languages through religious reforms in Europe, international trade, and above all, colonialism. The Digital Analysis of… Show more
This project proposes a first-ever survey of public and private collections in Argentina, starting with institutions in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Córdoba. The manuscript fragments, both loose and in situ, will be identified, described, digitized,… Show more
This project proposes to investigate the collection of books of Hu(y)bert van Buchell (1513-1599), canon of St. Mary's Church in Utrecht, and the in-situ fragments ("Maculature") in their bindings. Show more
A collection of fragments have been detached from some 28 incunabula in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Although these fragments have merely been inventoried, information concerning their host volumes… Show more
The project explores the origins of the fragment collection of the Leipzig University Library, concentrating on seven soft-bound fascicles holding several groups of fragments. Show more
In spite of the importance and interest given to its books, Exeter Cathedral Library has a collection of medieval manuscript fragments that remains almost entirely unexplored. This project will publish fragments on Fragmentarium and produce… Show more
This project proposes to use in-situ manuscript fragments to illuminate understudied aspects of the history of medieval Prussia. It proposes to reveal the specificity of the local intellectual environments and the relations between them, to… Show more
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: 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.
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 [...].
The University of Innsbruck published on its homepage a German-language report on the Tyrolean Fragment Project, featuring the work of fragmentologist Claudia Sojer: https://www.uibk.ac.at/newsroom/historische-detektivarbeit.html.de
On Friday, April 23, at 1600 CET (1500 UK), Dr. David Rundle (Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent), will give a presentation on "Neil Ker and the Tradition of Studying Fragments in the UK". Registration is via Zoom.
On Friday, 26 March 2021, at 1600 Zürich time (CET, GMT+1; 1100 EDT), Dr. Adrian Papahagi of the Babeș-Bolyai University will present: "Evidence Preserved by Destruction: Recycling Medieval Manuscript Fragments in Transylvania during the (Counter)Reformation.
Registration is via Zoom
Friday, February 19, at 1600 Central European Time, Ivana Dobcheva will present: "From Trash to Treasure: Working with Fragments from the University Library in Leipzig and the Austrian National Library in Vienna", detailing her many years experience working with manuscript fragments. This lecture is part of the Fragmentarium Video Conferences lecture cycle, and registration is via Zoom.
Dr. Laura Albiero, whose wildly successful Fragmentarium Project, "Retracing the Past" brought to public view some of the most spectacular fragment collections in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, will be presenting in the online version of the seminar Codicologie Quantitative et Sociologie du Livre Médiéval hosted by Université Paris 1 (Sorbonne), Thursday 18 February at 1700 Paris time. Participation is via Zoom. For more information, see the Official Program.
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.
Fragmentology is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal, dedicated to publishing scholarly articles and reviews concerning medieval manuscript fragments.
Participation & Recruitment
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.
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