Fragmentarium Fragmentarium

Digital Research 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.

  News

23
Jul
2019

Trier Digitization Project announces nascent cooperation with Fragmentarium

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.

13
May
2019

Mondsee Project in the News

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.

12
Apr
2019

Fragmentarium included in in MDR

The Medieval Academy of America has informed Fragmentarium that it has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Medieval Digital Resources, its curated guide and database. Entries in the MDR meet the Medieval Academy of America's scholarly and technical standards for web presentation. Visit our resource page today!

08
Apr
2019

Digital Scriptorium Plans for the Future

The pioneering project Digital Scriptorium revealed recently that they have undertaken steps to plan for the project's future, organizing in late February 2019 a series of planning meetings for "Digital Scriptorium 2.0", and bringing in a range of experts from around the globe, including Fragmentarium Project Manager William Duba.

  Events

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17
Oct
2019
Upcoming Event

Fragmentarium Director in Dublin

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. More details will be given as they become available.

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28
Sep
2019
Upcoming Event

Rebuilding the Oldest Libraries: Fragmentarium and e-codices crack a Window on Eternity.

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.

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02
Jul
2019

Leeds IMC 2019: Fragmentology!

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!

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06
May
2019

Fragmentarium Project Presentation in Fribourg

Veronika Drescher, William Duba, and Christoph Flüeler, Fragmentarium's doctoral researcher, project manager, and director, respectively, will present the Fragmentarium project at the University of Fribourg, Monday, 6 May, at 1715 in the Salle Laure Dupraz, Rue de l'Hôpital 4 (Kinderstube). The event is open to the public.

  About

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:
  • to increase awareness of medieval fragments
  • to make them more accessible and thus open new avenues of investigation and further medieval fragment research in general
  • to improve networking and cooperation between fragment collections, manuscript and fragment scholars, digital humanities specialists and specialists for text and image recognition
  • to promote digital fragmentology and research on manuscript fragments in the digital age
  • to virtually reconstruct manuscripts from their dismembered parts
  • to create an international inventory of medieval manuscript fragments

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.

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  Donors