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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2024
Jan
11

N-Psalter Surfaces in Alkmaar

From the University of Leiden, Dr. Thijs Porck has published newly discovered fragments of the Anglo-Saxon glossed Psalter known as the N-Psalter. These fragments, which can be viewed on Fragmentarium [F-7006], join the ones from Elbląg [F-x8t7] as the latest discoveries from this book. Porck has published a study of the Alkmaar fragments in Open Access in Anglo-Saxon England: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263675123000121. See also the University of Leiden's press release.

2023
Dec
31

Fragmentology #6 Published

2023
Aug
25

Kalamazoo CFP: Fragments and the Big Picture

The ERC-Project 'Books of the Medieval Parish Church' is sponsoring a session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2024, with the title "Fragments and the Big Picture: Using Manuscript Fragmetns as Historical Sources". The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 September. For more information, see the BOMPAC project website.

2023
Aug
16

5000 Documents Published

Today, Fragmentarium hit a milestone, publishing its 5000th document. Thanks to all of our partners and collaborators for making possible our continued success!

2023
Aug
01

Samuel Pepys's Fragment Collection Online

The Pepys Library, Magdalene College Cambridge, has published the "Calligraphicall Collection" compiled by Samuel Pepys in 1700, with comments by Humfrey Wanley. This collection provides unique insight on fragments and the interest in script and print by a celebrated figure at the end of the seventeenth century.

2023
Jun
16

Article on Ticinensia disiecta and Fragmentology

Marina Bernasconi Reusser, Renzo Iacobucci, and Laura Luraschi, the motive forces behind the Fragmentarium partner project Ticinensia disiecta, have published a discussion of their project, its results, and the importance of the study of medieval fragments in the latest issue of Fogli.

Events

2024
Jun
07

“The Wonder of Working with Fragments” at LIPS 2024

The London International Palaeography 2024 Summer School has announced their program, including "The Wonder of Working with Fragments" taught by Dr. David Rundle on 7 June 2024, at the spectacular Senate House, University of London. Register for the course and wonder no more!

Short Courses LIPS is also running a range of short courses throughout 2024, including an online course "Introduction to Medieval Spanish Palaeography (800-1500)", which links to the in-person LIPS course: "Books in Late Medieval Spain: A Palaeographical Introduction".  

2024
Jun
07

Fragmentarium Video Conferences: Fragments in the Archives nationales

Lucie Moruzzis and Isabelle Scappazzoni, book and paper conservators at the Archives nationales, France, will present “Conserving, Restoring, and Documenting Fragments: the Case of the French National Archives” in the Fragmentarium Video Conferences series. The conference will be held on Friday, 7 June 2024, at 17:00 Paris time, 16:00 in the UK, 11:00 EDT, 8:00 PDT and 15:00Z.

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpcuutqzsuEt0t3XdESRKov98O1DE6viiL 

2024
May
31

Fragmentarium Video Conferences: St. Gall Showcase

On Friday, May 31, at 17:00 Zürich time, 16:00 BST, 15:00Z, 11:00 EDT, and 8:00 PDT will be held the Fragmentarium Video Conference: 

“Showcase of Newly-Published Fragments from St. Gall”

Featuring Chiara De Angelis (Università degli studi di Cassino), Philipp Lenz (Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen), Brigitte Roux (Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen), who will be presenting the recent publication of many of the famed fragments from the Ildefons von Arx fragment volumes of the Abbey Library of St. Gall.

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsd-GsqTwrGdCKXhGY84hSbnKNhEITJMPM

2024
Apr
29
30

Fragmentarium at the Illuminated Cuttings Conference

At the end of April, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg is hosting a symposium on "Illuminated Cuttings", featuring a star-studded slate of speakers. At this event, Fragmentarium's Marina Bernasconi Reusser will present "Fragmentarium und das GNM. Die Möglichkeiten der digitalen Katalogisierung". The full program is available on the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg's website.

2024
Apr
12

Fragmentarium Video Conferences: the Righteous Bibliophile and his Manuscript Fragments

Fragmentarium Video Conferences are back for 2024!

On Friday April 12, 18:00 in Bucharest, 17:00 in Berlin, 16:00 in Oxford, and 11:00 in New York, Prof. Adinel Dincă, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, will give the talk: “Constantin I. Karadja (1889-1950), the Righteous Bibliophile and his Mediaeval Manuscript Fragments”.

Registration is open: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpd-uqpzItG91kqUSRqrJwBqFJEjkDLQf7  

Publications

Fragmentology

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

Latest issue:

Articles

  • 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