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
Participants in the Fédération Internationale des Institutes d'Études Médiévales, Diplôme Européen des Études Médiévales (DEEM), Codicology 1 Course, used Fragmentarium to describe and publish images of manuscript fragments. Show more
This is a workshop-style module which focuses on palaeographical skills and knowledge of manuscripts in a research environment. Working with medieval manuscript fragments selected by the course coordinator and librarian, the module introduces students to… Show more
Prof. Adrienne Williams Boyarin works in collaboration with Fragmentarium and UVic's Special Collections and University Archives to teach students about UVic fragments, fragmentology, and the Fragmentarium CMS. Students in her courses research UVic fragments and… Show more
Since the Fall of 2017, the final project in the course LIS 464 has been a virtual Fragmentarium-based reconstruction of one of the Books of Hours dismembered by Otto F. Ege in the mid-twentieth century. For… Show more
This project’s objectives are the identification, the digitisation, and online dissemination – via the Fragmentarium – of the rich collection of medieval manuscript fragments found in the archive of the Biblioteca Comunale Sperelliana, in Gubbio.… Show more
The project will develop the first catalogue of early modern manuscript fragments in Australian and New Zealand library collections. It builds on preliminary work to produce an inventory of the small holdings of fragments in… Show more
The project ‘Comites latentes’ catalogues medieval and early modern manuscripts in the collections of church institutions and organisations in Flanders, as well as about 1500 medieval fragments held in public collections across Flanders. 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
This project proposes to conduct a first survey of the fragments, organizing them according to paleographical and linguistic criteria, as well as content. In the first project phase, the fragments were assigned shelfmarks, 262 of… Show more
On Wednesday, May 12, Fragmentarium director Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler organized a panel discussion "The Future of Digital Manuscript Libraries" at the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. The presentation of Marianna Stell, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, "Texans Textus: Joining the Past to the Future with Medieval Manuscript Fragments at the Library of Congress", is now available.
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.
Thursday and Friday, 21-22 October 2021, Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler, director of Fragmentarium, will lead a course introducing contemporary research on fragmentology as well as practical exercises for describing, relating, and digitally elaborating fragments on the Fragmentarium platform. The course, to be held in French, is hosted by the École nationale des chartes in their spectacular Rue de Richelieu center. Consult their site for information and enrollment.
Thursday and Friday, 16-17 September 2021, the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of will be hosting the two-day hybrid conference, From Fragment to Whole. Thursday's online conference features many world-leading fragmentologists and contributors to Fragmentarium, too many to name here. Those lucky enough to be present on Friday are promised a spectacular discussion among experts in the field. Registration for the online conference is open.
On Friday, June 18, at 16:00 Central European Summer Time, Dr. Godfried Croenen (Flemish Heritage Libraries / Vlaams Erfgoedbibliotheken) will deliver a talk on: "Late-Medieval Bookbinding, Paper Fragments, andd the ‘Medieval Manuscripts in Flemish Collections’ Project".
Registration is via Zoom .
Friday, May 28 at 1600 Central European Summer Time (1400Z), Dr. Jennifer Bain (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Debra Lacoste (Cantus Database, University of Waterloo), Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission (DACT), will present the talk: "A Study of Two Fragments from the Binding of the Riesencodex".
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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