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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Tyrolean Fragment Project hits Homepage

The University of Innsbruck published on its homepage a German-language report on the Tyrolean Fragment Project, featuring the work of fragmentologist Claudia Sojer:


First Fragments from Retracing the Past Published

Fragmentarium published the first results of its project, "Retracing the Past: Writing and History in the Fragments of the Bibliothèque nationale de France", led by Dr. Laura Albiero and in collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France. 


Stadtbibliothek Trier Publishes Bohn Fragments

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]


Upcoming Event

Fragmentarium Video Conferences

This Friday the first public lecture of “Fragmentarium Video Conferences” will take place. At regular intervals, Fragmentarium will organize lectures on different themes of fragmentology. The conferences will take place on Fridays and will last around 60 minutes, including discussion.

Dr. Laura Albiero, Fragmentarium sub-project director, will give a lecture on the theme:

“Retracing the Past: Writing and History in the Fragments of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.”
Friday, 23 October at 16:00 CET.

Places are limited. Register via Zoom


Polish Fragmentology

On Monday, October 5 at 11 AM, The Committee for the History of Science and Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences will hold an online meeting (, in which the ongoing work of the project will be presented. The meeting will include a presentation on the study of fragments by Noted Fragmentologist, Paulina Pludra-Żuk. 


Fragmentarium Cataloguing Course in Fribourg

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.


Fragmentology Webinar this Thursday

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).

Where: Stanford University Libraries, Virtually



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