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
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
Today, the Stadtbibliothek Trier published the fragments belonging to the Peter Bohn collection. Peter Bohn (1833-1925) taught at the Trier gymnasium and was one of the major figures in the restoration of the Gregorian Chant and the production of the Editio Vaticana. This collection of liturgical fragments formed part of his research tools... [more]
The Zeno-Karl-Schindler Foundation (ZKS) has provided Fragmentarium - Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments, with a grant to support two early-career scholars in their research projects (more).
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has provided Fragmentarium - Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments with funding to support groundbreaking research into the world’s written cultural heritage. This grant enables the digitization, exploration, description, and publication of medieval manuscript fragments from the National Library of France (BnF) in Paris (more).
Fragmentarium announces that registration is open for its Cataloguing course, "Digital beschreiben - Katalogisierungskurs für mittelalterliche Handschriftenfragmente", to be held at the Continuing Education Centre of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, on 27-28 August, 2020.
Famed fragmentologist, Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America, is hosting a Webinar this Thursdsay entitled "Fragments and Fragmentology in the Twenty-First Century".
When: Thursday, 23 April 2020, 10:00 AM PDT (1700 UTC, 19:00 Central European Time).
The Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (Innsbruck) is holding a conference "Die Kehrseite des Unsichtbaren" on 31 January 2020 as part of the exhibition: Vergessen. Fragmente der Erinnerung. At this conference, Fragmentology expert Dr. Claudia Sojer of the University of Innsbruck will be presenting her work on the Austrian National Bank-funded project to identify and to publish on Fragmentarium detached fragments of the University and Provincial Library of Tyrol. Information on the conference can be found at the Museum's website.
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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