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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The Future of Digital Manuscript Libraries at ICMS 2021

On Wednesday, May 12, Fragmentarium director Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler organized a panel discussion "The Future of Digital Manuscript Libraries" at the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. The presentation of Marianna Stell, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, "Texans Textus: Joining the Past to the Future with Medieval Manuscript Fragments at the Library of Congress", is now available.


Fragmentology #3 Published

Fragmentology: A Journal for the Study of Medieval Manuscript Fragments, an Open Access journal run by the Fragmentarium Project, has just published their 2020 issue, with a series of articles, a research note, and a book review on medieval manuscript fragments, the fragment trade, and the more.


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. 



Catalogage des fragments de manuscrits médiévaux at ENC Paris

Thursday and Friday, 21-22 October 2021, Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler, director of Fragmentarium, will lead a course introducing contemporary research on fragmentology as well as practical exercises for describing, relating, and digitally elaborating fragments on the Fragmentarium platform. The course, to be held in French, is hosted by the École nationale des chartes in their spectacular Rue de Richelieu center. Consult their site for information and enrollment.


From Fragment to Whole at the University of Bristol

Thursday and Friday, 16-17 September 2021, the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of will be hosting the two-day hybrid conference, From Fragment to Whole. Thursday's online conference features many world-leading fragmentologists and contributors to Fragmentarium, too many to name here. Those lucky enough to be present on Friday are promised a spectacular discussion among experts in the field. Registration for the online conference is open.


Fragmentarium Video Conference: Dr. Godfried Croenen, "Late Medieval Bookbinding, Paper Fragments, and the 'Medieval Manuscripts in Flemish Collections' Project"

On Friday, June 18, at 16:00 Central European Summer Time, Dr. Godfried Croenen (Flemish Heritage Libraries / Vlaams Erfgoedbibliotheken) will deliver a talk on: "Late-Medieval Bookbinding, Paper Fragments, andd the ‘Medieval Manuscripts in Flemish Collections’ Project".

Registration is via Zoom .


Fragmentarium Video Conference: Dr. Jennifer Bain and Dr. Debra Lacoste: "A Study of Two Fragments form the Binding of the Riesencodex"

Friday, May 28 at 1600 Central European Summer Time (1400Z), Dr. Jennifer Bain (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Debra Lacoste (Cantus Database, University of Waterloo), Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission (DACT), will present the talk: "A Study of Two Fragments from the Binding of the Riesencodex".

Registration is 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