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]



Fragmentarium Video Conference:

On Friday, 6 November 2020, at 1600 CET, Prof. Dr. Jacek Soszyński, Director of the L. & A. Birkenmajer Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, will present the project "".
A limited number of places are open for the public. Registration is via Zoom.

Fragmentarium Director on the Direction of Fragmentology

Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler, director of Fragmentarium will join Prof Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America in hosting "Fragmentology: what, why, and where next?" as part of the Medieval Manuscripts Seminar at the Schoool of Advanced Study, University of London. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 3, from 1730-1930 British Time (1830-20:30 Western Europe, 1130-1330 EST), so be sure to register early (and often)!


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



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