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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Fragmentarium Video Conference: video available

Interested in stories of in-situ manuscript fragments? The video from the Fragmentarium Video Conference of Friday, March 10, 2023 is now available. Featuring Marina Bernasconi Reusser, Adinel Dincă, and Alessandra Molinari.


Fragmentology #5 Published

Fragmentology 5 (2022) has been released! Concurrent with issue #5, Fragmentology has moved to the Shared Open Access Publishing Platform (SOAP2) to improve its sustainability.


Upcoming Event

Fragmentarium Video Conferences: Round Table on Cataloguing loose Fragments

Monday, 3 March 2023, at 5 PM Zürich time, Round Table on Cataloguing loose Fragments, featuring

  • Godfried Croenen, Flemish Heritage Libraries / Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken
  • Anne Fellinger and Marie Renaudin, Archives d'Alsace
  • Marie Turner, Cambridge University Library

The Round Table will be held on Zoom. Those interested in participating are asked to register. The round table will be recorded.


Fragmentarium Video Conference: Round Table on Cataloguing in situ Fragments

Fragmentarium Video Conferences are back, starting with a pair of Round Tables on cataloguing fragments.

Friday, 10 March 2023, at 5 PM Zürich time, Round Table on Cataloguing in-situ Fragments, featuring

  • Marina Bernasconi Reusser, Centro di competenza per il libro antico, Lugano, director of the project “Ticinensia disiecta”
  • Adinel Dincă, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj, director of the project “Literacy and Literary Culture in Mediasch/Mediaş (Transylvania) in the 14th-16th Centuries. Conservation, virtual reconstruction, and scholarly analysis of a Transylvanian parish church and gymnasium library.”
  • Alessandra Molinari, Università di Urbino, director of the project “Textus Invisibilis”

The Round Table will be held on Zoom. Those interested in participating are asked to register. The round table will be recorded.

Coming soon: the Fragmentarium Video Conference Round Table on Cataloguing Loose Fragments (Monday, 3 April 2023 at 5 PM Zürich time).



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