The project conducts research and publication of until-now unknown medieval music fragments from Württemberg monasteries, which fragments are currently in the holdings of the Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, the Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg, and the Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. Show more
The Stadtbibliothek Trier possess an important collection of sources for the history of Gregorian chant: roughly 120 pieces of original fragments of parchment manuscripts, most from the eleventh to the fourteenth century. Many fragments survive… Show more
The project aims at the systematic identification, photographic documentation, and scientific description of manuscript fragments in Beneventan Minuscule (the script type specific to medieval Central-Southern Italy), with particular reference to those conserved in libraries and… Show more
The sub-project Retracing the Past will concentrate on fragment volumes in the fonds latin of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). These volumes contain approximately 30% of the total number of fragments so far identified… Show more
The Austrian National Bank project The Detached Fragments of the ULB Tirol and Their Digital Catalogue aims to describe and publish on Fragmentarium some 233 fragments over the course of the project (2018–2020). Show more
The Library of Unisinos in Saõ Leopoldo hosts the Memorial Jesuíta, which holds some incunables and numerous early modern books bound in Europe and sent to Brazile in the nineteenth century. A survey has revealed… Show more
Fragmentarium, e-codices and the Burgerbibliothek Bern have facilitated the digitization of approximately 150 fragments of parchment, mostly from the collection of Jacques Bongars (1554-1612). Show more
This project, a collaboration between e-codices and the Institut Bibliotheca Fuldensis provides digital access to the Fulda Manuscripts of Switzerland, in hopes of providing new impetus for investigating this scriptorium and library. Show more
Among the religious institutions of Cluj (Romania), St. Michael’s parish church, the Dominican and Franciscan convents, and the Benedictine abbey of Cluj-Mănăștur (established in the eleventh century) had significant book collections in the Middle Ages.… Show more
The aim of the project is to inventory, catalogue and study fragments of codices and of other medieval documents that are conserved in libraries and archives located in the Canton of Ticino (Switzerland). The ultimate… Show more
Plainchant, that is, liturgical music from the European Middle Ages, travelled geographically and temporally, taking on new meaning and languages through religious reforms in Europe, international trade, and above all, colonialism. The Digital Analysis of… Show more
Participants in the Fédération Internationale des Institutes d'Études Médiévales, Diplôme Européen des Études Médiévales (DEEM), Codicology 1 Course, used Fragmentarium to describe and publish images of manuscript fragments. Show more
This is a workshop-style module which focuses on palaeographical skills and knowledge of manuscripts in a research environment. Working with medieval manuscript fragments selected by the course coordinator and librarian, the module introduces students to… Show more
Prof. Adrienne Williams Boyarin works in collaboration with Fragmentarium and UVic's Special Collections and University Archives to teach students about UVic fragments, fragmentology, and the Fragmentarium CMS. Students in her courses research UVic fragments and… Show more
Since the Fall of 2017, the final project in the course LIS 464 has been a virtual Fragmentarium-based reconstruction of one of the Books of Hours dismembered by Otto F. Ege in the mid-twentieth century. For… Show more
This project’s objectives are the identification, the digitisation, and online dissemination – via the Fragmentarium – of the rich collection of medieval manuscript fragments found in the archive of the Biblioteca Comunale Sperelliana, in Gubbio.… Show more
The project will develop the first catalogue of early modern manuscript fragments in Australian and New Zealand library collections. It builds on preliminary work to produce an inventory of the small holdings of fragments in… Show more
The project ‘Comites latentes’ catalogues medieval and early modern manuscripts in the collections of church institutions and organisations in Flanders, as well as about 1500 medieval fragments held in public collections across Flanders. Show more
The Pepys Library holds a number of manuscript and printed book fragments which were deliberately collected and arranged by Samuel Pepys into his ‘Calligraphicall Collection’ albums. The albums were compiled by Pepys in 1700 with… Show more
The project publishes non-notated fragments from various institutions in Slovakia. The first two participating institutions are the Košice City Archives and the Slovak National Museum – Museum Betliar, which between them have 22 fragments. Other… Show more
This project proposes a first-ever survey of public and private collections in Argentina, starting with institutions in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Córdoba. The manuscript fragments, both loose and in situ, will be identified, described, digitized,… Show more
This project proposes to investigate the collection of books of Hu(y)bert van Buchell (1513-1599), canon of St. Mary's Church in Utrecht, and the in-situ fragments ("Maculature") in their bindings. Show more
A collection of fragments have been detached from some 28 incunabula in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Although these fragments have merely been inventoried, information concerning their host volumes… Show more
The project explores the origins of the fragment collection of the Leipzig University Library, concentrating on seven soft-bound fascicles holding several groups of fragments. Show more
In spite of the importance and interest given to its books, Exeter Cathedral Library has a collection of medieval manuscript fragments that remains almost entirely unexplored. This project will publish fragments on Fragmentarium and produce… Show more
This project proposes to use in-situ manuscript fragments to illuminate understudied aspects of the history of medieval Prussia. It proposes to reveal the specificity of the local intellectual environments and the relations between them, to… Show more
This project proposes to conduct a first survey of the fragments, organizing them according to paleographical and linguistic criteria, as well as content. In the first project phase, the fragments were assigned shelfmarks, 262 of… Show more
From the University of Leiden, Dr. Thijs Porck has published newly discovered fragments of the Anglo-Saxon glossed Psalter known as the N-Psalter. These fragments, which can be viewed on Fragmentarium [F-7006], join the ones from Elbląg [F-x8t7] as the latest discoveries from this book. Porck has published a study of the Alkmaar fragments in Open Access in Anglo-Saxon England: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263675123000121. See also the University of Leiden's press release.
Fragmentology #6 (2023) is now live!
The ERC-Project 'Books of the Medieval Parish Church' is sponsoring a session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2024, with the title "Fragments and the Big Picture: Using Manuscript Fragmetns as Historical Sources". The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 September. For more information, see the BOMPAC project website.
Today, Fragmentarium hit a milestone, publishing its 5000th document. Thanks to all of our partners and collaborators for making possible our continued success!
The Pepys Library, Magdalene College Cambridge, has published the "Calligraphicall Collection" compiled by Samuel Pepys in 1700, with comments by Humfrey Wanley. This collection provides unique insight on fragments and the interest in script and print by a celebrated figure at the end of the seventeenth century.
Eric Johnson, Professor and Curator of Thompson Special Collections, The Ohio State University, will present a video conference: "Deathless Fragments: A Virtual Tour of the Current Exhibit at the Thompson Library" on 9 June 2023 at 1700 Central European Summer Time (1600 BST, 1100 EDT, 800 PDT). Please register to attend.
Ohio is awash in the remains of medieval books. Between the 1930s and early 2000s, hundreds of medieval manuscripts were broken and dispersed, principally by two key figures: Otto Ege (1888-1951) and Bruce Ferrini (1949-2010). Although they never knew each other, together these two figures cut apart and scattered the remains of countless valuable and exceptional medieval books, obscuring their contents and complex histories, seemingly forever. Many of those pieces now reside at Ohio State, presenting students, teachers, researchers, and the public with limitless opportunities for exploration, learning, and discovery. Deathless Fragments considers Ohio’s complex medieval manuscript legacy by exploring both its history as a site of manuscript destruction and its future as a center for the reconstruction and recovery of lost medieval books.
Monday, 3 March 2023, at 5 PM Zürich time, Round Table on Cataloguing loose Fragments, featuring
The Round Table was held on Zoom.
The video is now available.
Fragmentarium Video Conferences are back, starting with a pair of Round Tables on cataloguing fragments.
Friday, 10 March 2023, at 5 PM Zürich time, Round Table on Cataloguing in-situ Fragments, featuring
The Round Table was held on Zoom. The Video is now available.
Fragmentology is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal, dedicated to publishing scholarly articles and reviews concerning medieval manuscript fragments.
Participation & Recruitment
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.
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