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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

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.

11
Dec
2018

Fragmentology Launched

Fragmentarium (https://fragmentarium.ms), the digital laboratory for medieval manuscript fragments, announced today the launch of Fragmentology (http://fragmentology.ms), an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal dedicated to publishing scholarly articles and reviews concerning medieval manuscript fragments.

  Events

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29
May
2019
Upcoming Event

Fragment Seminar in Melbourne

Noted Fragmentologist and Digital Humanist, Dr. Rose Faunce, will give a seminar "Connecting the fragments of a broken book" Wednesday, 29 May at the University of Melbourne, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Her presentation, to be held in the Fourth-floor linkway of the John Medley Building, will include a discussion of the possibilities offered by the Fragmentarium platform.

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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.

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01
Mar
2019

Tirol Fragments on the Digital Horizon

Fragmentarium contributor Dr. Claudia Sojer will be presenting her fragment project with a poster "Handschriftenfragmente der ULB Tirol" at the conference: Digitale Horizonte. Innovation für Gedächtnis- und Forschungsinstitutionen, Friday 1 March 2019 at the University of Graz.

  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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