The GoDigital 2.0 project on Mondsee Abbey Fragments continues to bear fruit. Project member Larissa Rasinger published today on the Iter Austriacum blog the discovery of an offset of the Old Dutch didactic poem Dietsche Doctrinale as part of their research. The Mondsee team then found the original fragment in Berlin and traced its movement. As with the other spectacular materials from Mondsee, The offset, fragment, and reconstruction are published on Fragmentarium.
Today, the Fragmentarium team concluded their first Cataloguing Course, a three-day workshop dedicated to introducing scholars, librarians, and interested parties to publishing fragments on the Fragmentarium platform. The first course helped establish the approaches and procedures to be used in future events, which will be announced in advance.
The Stadtbibliothek Trier's ongoing fragment digitization project serves as the subject for a series of articles in the German newspaper Volksfreund. One fascinating piece describes the digitization of fragments, while another presents Peter Bohn (1833-1925) and his trailblazing work on Gregorian Chant; Bohn's personal collection of musical manuscripts and fragments is currently at the Stadtbibliothek Trier. The director of the Stadtbibliothek, Prof. Dr. Michael Embach, announces the beginning of a cooperation with Fragmentarium to make these manuscripts available to the public around the world. We look forward to the collaboration.
The Austrian newspaper Der Standard ran on May 12 a feature on the Austrian National Library's Go!Digital 2.0 Project to publish on the fragments of Mondsee on Fragmentarium. The spectacular article features stunning, behind-the-scenes photographs and candid interviews with Fragmentarium Fellows and Collaborators Ivana Dobcheva and Katharina Kaska.
University College Dublin has announced a Symposium on Manuscript Fragments on 17 October, 2019. Presenting will be the Director of Fragmentarium, Prof. Christoph Flüeler, and Fragmentarium partner Lisa Fagin Davis, of the Medieval Academy of America. A program is now available.
The Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreises für Bibliotheks-, Buch-und Mediengeschichte is holding conference at the Erzabtei St. Peter, Salzburg, 26-28 September 2019, on the theme: "Fenster zur Ewigkeit: Die ältesten Bibliotheken der Welt" on the four oldest libraries of the world: Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona, St. Catherine in Sinai, St. Gallen, and St. Peter in Salzburg. William Duba and Maria Widmer, project managers of Fragmentarium and e-codices, respectively, will present a paper on reconstructing the oldest libraries in the world: the example of St. Gallen.
Fragmentarium fellow Dr. Katharina Kaska has organized a session at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, from 14:15-15:45 the session Fragments: Texts Reduced to Objects features four exciting papers by leading and up-and-coming fragmentologists on the subject of fragmentology. Moderating the event is member of the Fragmentology board, Prof. Dr. Christoph Egger. We are declaring this the must-see event of the summer!
Fragmentarium is an international digital research lab for medieval manuscript fragments that enables libraries, collectors, researchers and students to publish medieval manuscript fragments, allowing them to catalogue, describe, transcribe, assemble and re-use them online.It aims:
Fragments of medieval manuscripts offer an as-yet largely unexplored field of study. Except for isolated initiatives and individual, often spectacular discoveries, traditional manuscript research has so far only marginally undertaken work with fragments. The Internet offers extraordinary potential for overcoming some of the chief difficulties of traditional fragment research. Building on the technology developed by e-codices - Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland, Fragmentarium offers an application for scholarly work with fragments. Collaborating with 16 partner institutions throughout Europe and the USA, the project aims, over the next years, to lay the foundations for research on medieval manuscript fragments by providing open standards and guidelines.