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.
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.
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.