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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

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2020

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]

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Mar
2020

Fragmentarium Announces 2020 Zeno Karl Schindler foundation Grant

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). 

11
Mar
2020

Fragmentarium Announces Grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

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).

  Events

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2020
Upcoming Event

Fragmentarium Cataloguing Course in Fribourg

Fragmentarium announces that registration is open for its Cataloguing course, "Digital beschreiben - Katalogisierungskurs fĂźr mittelalterliche Handschriftenfragmente", to be held at the Continuing Education Centre of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, on 27-28 August, 2020.

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Apr
2020

Fragmentology Webinar this Thursday

Famed fragmentologist, Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America, is hosted 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

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Jan
2020

Fragmentologist presents Tiroler Fragments

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.

  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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