News Archive

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.

Catalogage des 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.

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, and 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 from the Binding of the Riesencodex"

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


The Future of Digital Manuscript Libraries at Kalamazoo 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.

Fragmentarium Video Conference: Dr. David Rundle, "Neil Ker and the Tradition of Studying Fragments in the UK"

On Friday, April 23, at 1600 CET (1500 UK), Dr. David Rundle (Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent), will give a presentation on "Neil Ker and the Tradition of Studying Fragments in the UK".


Fragmentarium Video Conference: Adrian Papahagi, "Evidence Preserved by Destruction"

On Friday, 26 March 2021, at 1600 Zürich time (CET, GMT+1; 1100 EDT), Dr. Adrian Papahagi of the Babeș-Bolyai University will present: "Evidence Preserved by Destruction: Recycling Medieval Manuscript Fragments in Transylvania during the (Counter)Reformation.


Fragmentarium Video Conference: Ivana Dobcheva, "From Trash to Treasure"

Friday, February 19, at 1600 Central European Time, Ivana Dobcheva will present: "From Trash to Treasure: Working with Fragments from the University Library in Leipzig and the Austrian National Library in Vienna", detailing her many years experience working with manuscript fragments. This lecture is part of the Fragmentarium Video Conferences lecture cycle.

"La bibliothèque cachée" in Paris and Online

Dr. Laura Albiero, whose wildly successful Fragmentarium Project, "Retracing the Past" brought to public view some of the most spectacular fragment collections in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, will be presenting in the online version of the seminar Codicologie Quantitative et Sociologie du Livre Médiéval hosted by Université Paris 1 (Sorbonne), Thursday 18 February at 1700 Paris time. Participation is via Zoom. For more information, see the Official Program.

Fragmentarium Video Conference: Dr. Laura Alidori Battaglia, "The Reconstruction of Sienese Trecento Choir Book Cycles"

Friday, 15 January 2021, at 16:00 Central European Time, Dr. Laura Alidori Battaglia of the Université de Lausanne will present her research on reconstructing Sienese Choir Book Cycles

Fragmentology #3 Published

24 December, 2020

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.

Call for Papers: Fragments in Australia and New Zealand

From noted Fragmentologists Anna Welch and Nicholas Sparks, a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed volume of essays entitled Piecing together the past: fragments of medieval and early modern books in Australia and New Zealand:

We are seeking proposals for a collected volume focused on medieval and early modern fragments in Australia and New Zealand. Abstracts are welcomed for articles of up to 8000 words (including notes) that present new research on any aspect pertaining to fragments. Papers that explore fragments via novel, interesting approaches, such as book history, bibliography, palaeography and codicology, art history, literary history, digital humanities, and curatorial practice, are especially welcomed.

Send paper proposals including title, abstract (250 words) and short bio by Tuesday 26 January 2021 to: Anna Welch ( and Nicholas Sparks (

More information.

Fragmentarium Video Conference: "Fragments in Finland"

The next public lecture of Fragmentarium Video Conferences will take place this Friday, 18 December 2020, at 16:00 Central European Time. 

Tuomas Heikkilä, Professor of Church History at the University of Helsinki, will give a lecture on the theme:

“Fragments in Finland. Manuscript culture at the edge of the Latinitas.”

The lecture and questions will last approximately one hour.

Come work with us!

Fragmentarium is looking to hire a Scientific Collaborator – IT Specialist to serve as an integral part of a diverse and complementary team on a groundbreaking digital humanities project. For more information, see the call for applications.

Fragmentarium Video Conference: ""

6 November 2020, 1600-1700 Western European Time
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 "".
The project is an initiative aiming at putting together a complex digital inventory of all the manuscript books and fragments extant in repositories located within the contemporary boundaries of Poland as well as manuscripts of Polish provenance which are kept in foreign collections. Moreover, during studies on the history of Polish collections, the team members are constantly uncovering information relevant to manuscripts that were lost. It is our goal to include this data in the inventory. The first three years of the project have also demonstrated that the number of fragments in Polish collections was by far underestimated.

Fragmentarium Director on the Direction of Fragmentology

3 November, 1830-2030 Western European Time

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 Director Holds Online Course

3 November 2020

Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler, Director of e-codices and Fragmentarium will be teaching online as part of the SISMEL Corso di perfezionamento.

Retracing the Past Presentation

23 October 2020

The first public lecture of “Fragmentarium Video Conferences” took place on Friday, 23 October 2020. 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, gave 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.

This video has now bveen published online.


Polish Fragmentology

On Monday, October 5 at 11 AM, The Committee for the History of Science and Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences will hold an online meeting (, in which the ongoing work of the project will be presented. The meeting will include a presentation on the study of fragments by Noted Fragmentologist, Paulina Pludra-Żuk. 

Fragmentarium Cataloguing Course Held in Fribourg

27-28 August 2020

Fragmentarium director Christoph Flüeler led an all-star cast in teaching Digital beschreiben: Katalogisierungskurs für mittelalterliche Handschriftenfragmente at the Continuing Education Center of the University of Fribourg. Topics included fragments and fragmentology, difficult cases for fragments, and working with the Fragmentarium platform.

Tyrolean Fragments Hit 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

21 July 2020

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 (BnF). Over the next two months, the project envisions publishing hundreds of spectacular and under-studied fragments from the guard volumes of the BnF.

Tyrolean Fragmentology in the News

8 July 2020

Clauda Sojer, the motive force behind the project to digitize the loose fragments of the ULB Tirol (Innsbruck) has published in Italian the history of the Special Collections department of the ULB Tirol, including detailing their work with Fragmentarium:
C. Sojer, "La Abteilung für Sondersammlungen della Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol a Innsbruck. Breve saggio su storia, status quaestionis e progetti in corso" in 9/1 (2020), 417–453.

Stadtbibliothek Trier Publishes Bohn Fragments

24 April 2020 

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 126 liturgical fragments formed part of his research tools, documenting the resources at his disposal as well as the cultural history of the region. For more on the project, see the Bohn project page.

Fragmentarium Announces Zeno-Karl-Schindler Foundation (ZKS) Fellowships

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. With “Manuscript Fragments in Argentina”, Dr. Marcela Borelli (Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual– CONICET) will conduct a first-ever survey of medieval manuscript fragments contained in Argentine libraries, archives, museums, and private and public collections. Complementing Borelli’s exploration of Latin American fragments is “Maculature in the van Buchel Collection”, the project to be conducted by Dr. Vito Santoliquido (École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques, Lyons). Dr. Santoliquido will study the fragments bound in the former library of Hubert van Buchell (1513-1599), now at the Utrecht University Library. The results of both projects will be made available online and in Open Access on Fragmentarium, as well as in peer-reviewed scientific publications. In addition, the ZKS grant will enable Fragmentarium to launch a pilot project of integrating Fragmentarium’s collection of fragments with an Open Linked Data model that would allow the unequivocal identification of handwritten sources such as manuscript codices and fragments, while enabling the connection of those sources other data available online.

17 March 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. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation/Fragmentarium Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Laura Albiero, has already begun analyzing some of the most important pieces in the collection, those that survive in fragment volumes (“guard books”). These books were made in the nineteenth-century, when librarians grouped by subject and bound together the most precious fragments from the Middle Ages. In spite of their significance, these fragments have never been catalogued adequately or explored systematically. In its first months, this project has already led to significant and exciting discoveries, including the discovery of unknown liturgical texts and the identification of the place of production of some fragments. The first fragments are expected to be published on Fragmentarium in Spring 2020.

Stavros Niarchos Logo

11 March 2020

Fragmentarium Featured in Harvard Magazine

The latest issue of Harvard Magazine includes an article by Diane Booton entitled "Cut Missal Up..." Consequences of book-breaking, on the phenomenon of book-breaking in the past and at present. It concludes with a message of hope that digital technology and platforms, Fragmentarium in particular, can virtually reconstruct was has been torn asunder.

19 February 2020

Fragmentarium Cataloguing Course in Fribourg, 27-28 August, 2020

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

When: 27-28 August 2020

Where: University of Fribourg

Fragmentologist Presents Tirol 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.

When: 31 January 2020

Where: Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck

Fragmentology 2(2019) Published

The second issue of Fragmentology, the Open Access eJournal dedicated to the study of medieval manuscript fragments, was published on December 23, 2019. Featuring 215 pages of articles, research notes, and book reviews, the journal provides a view of current research results, presenting studies of individual fragments, fragment collections, libraries, and fields of research.

18 December 2019

Hooking Up with Fragmentarium Director in Philadelphia

The Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies, together with the Free Library of Philadelphia, will be holding "Hooking Up", the 12th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age in Philadelphia, 21-23 November. The theme explores linking data in manuscripts and manuscript research. On 21 November at the Free Library, Prof. Mary Carruthers (New York University and All Souls College, Oxford University) will deliver the keynote address. On the following days, the action shifts to the Kislak Center of Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Christoph Flüeler, director of e-codices and Fragmentarium will participate in the panel discussion "What's Next", to be held on Saturday, 23 November at 4 pm.

When: 21-23 November 2019

Where: Free Library of Philadelphia and Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies, Philadelphia

Fragmentarium Presentation at Trans.Script (Cluj)

On Tuesday, 22 October, Fragmentarium Project Manager, Dr. William Duba, presented "Medieval manuscript fragments, Fragmentology and Fragmentarium" to the Trans.Script center at the Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj, Romania.

29 October 2019

Dietsche Doctrinale Puzzle Solved

The GoDigital 2.0 project on Mondsee Abbey Fragments continues to bear fruit. Project member Larissa Rasinger published on 14 October, 2014 on the Iter Austriacum blog the discovery of an offset of the Middle Dutch didactic poem Dietsche Doctrinale as part of their research. The Mondsee team then found the original fragment in Berlin and traced its movement. As with the other spectacular materials from Mondsee, The offset, fragment, and reconstruction are published on Fragmentarium.

14 October 2019

Fragmentarium Hosts First Cataloguing Course

August 26-28, 2019, the Fragmentarium team concluded their first Cataloguing Course, a three-day workshop dedicated to introducing scholars, librarians, and interested parties to publishing fragments on the Fragmentarium platform. The first course helped establish the approaches and procedures to be used in future events, which will be announced in advance.


Participants at the First Cataloguing Course

28 August 2019

Symposium on Fragments in Dublin

University College Dublin has announced a Symposium on Manuscript Fragments on 17 October, 2019. Presenting will be the Director of Fragmentarium, Prof. Christoph Flüeler, and Fragmentarium partner Lisa Fagin Davis, of the Medieval Academy of America. A program is now available.

When: 17 October 2019

Where: University College Dublin

Fragmentarium and e-codices at Salzburg Conference

The Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreises für Bibliotheks-, Buch-und Mediengeschichte is holding conference at the Erzabtei St. Peter, Salzburg, 26-28 September 2019, on the theme: "Fenster zur Ewigkeit: Die ältesten Bibliotheken der Welt" on the four oldest libraries of the world: Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona, St. Catherine in Sinai, St. Gallen, and St. Peter in Salzburg. William Duba and Maria Widmer, project managers of Fragmentarium and e-codices, respectively, will present a paper on reconstructing the oldest libraries in the world: the example of St. Gallen. See the conference program.

When: 26-28 September 2019

Where: Erzabtei St. Peter, Salzburg

Stadtbibliothek Trier Announces Beginning of Cooperation with Fragmentarium

The Stadtbibliothek Trier's ongoing fragment digitization project serves as the subject for a series of articles in the German newspaper Volksfreund. One fascinating piece describes the digitization of fragments, while another presents Peter Bohn (1833-1925) and his trailblazing work on Gregorian Chant; Bohn's personal collection of musical manuscripts and fragments is currently at the Stadtbibliothek Trier. The director of the Stadtbibliothek, Prof. Dr. Michael Embach, announces the beginning of a cooperation with Fragmentarium to make these manuscripts available to the public around the world. We look forward to the collaboration.

23 July 2019

Fragmentology in Leeds!

Fragmentarium fellow Dr. Katharina Kaska has organized a session at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, from 14:15-15:45 the session Fragments: Texts Reduced to Objects features four exciting papers by leading and up-and-coming fragmentologists on the subject of fragmentology. Moderating the event is member of the Fragmentology board, Prof. Dr. Christoph Egger. We are declaring this the must-see event of the summer!
When: 2 July 2019, 14:15
Where: International Medieval Congress, Leeds

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.

When: 29 May 2019, 4:30 PM

Where: University of Melbourne, John Medley Building

Mondsee Project in the News

The Austrian newspaper Der Standard ran on 12 May 2019 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.

13 May 2019

Fragmentarium Project Presentation at the Université de 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.

When: 6 May 2019

Where: Salle Dupraz, Kinderstube, Université de Fribourg

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!

Medieval Academy of America's Medieval Digital Resources logo

12 April 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.

21 March 2019

Fragmentarium 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.

When: 1 March 2019

Where: University of Graz

Bits and Pieces II: Fragmentarium at Marco Workshop

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has announced the program for the 14th Annual Manuscript Workshop, entitled Bits and Pieces. Fragmentarium Project Manager, William Duba, will present “Fragmentarium: A Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments.”

When: 1-2 February 2019

Where: Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Fragmentology Launched

Fribourg (Switzerland), 11 December 2018. Fragmentarium (, the digital laboratory for medieval manuscript fragments, announced today the launch of Fragmentology (, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal dedicated to publishing scholarly articles, research notes, and reviews concerning medieval manuscript fragments. The first issue ( contains articles on a range of topics, spanning from the early middle ages to the twenty-first century:

Table of Contents:

Fragmentology welcomes submissions, both articles and research notes, on any aspect pertaining to Latin and Greek manuscript fragments in the Middle Ages. Fragmentology is based at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation. Authors of articles, research notes, and reviews published in Fragmentology retain copyright over their works and have agreed to publish them in open access under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Submissions are free, and Fragmentology does not require payment or membership from authors or institutions.


Editors: Christoph Flüeler (University of Fribourg), William Duba (University of Fribourg)

Book Review Editor: Veronika Drescher (University of Fribourg)

Editorial Board: Lisa Fagin Davis (Cambridge, MA), Christoph Egger (Vienna), Thomas Falmagne (Frankfurt), Scott Gwara (Columbia, SC), Nicholas Herman (Philadelphia), Christoph Mackert (Leipzig), Marilena Maniaci (Cassino), Stefan Morent (Tübingen), Åslaug Ommundsen (Bergen), Nigel Palmer (Oxford)

ContactFragmentology, Fragmentarium, Rue de l’Hôpital 4, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

11 December 2018

Fribourg Workshop Photos

Some photographs from the October 2018 Workshop, "Bits and Pieces". Special thanks to the photographers, Joon-Ki Choi, Andrew Dunning and Elena Iourtaeva!


11 December 2018


ULB Innsbruck's fragment project wins award

The Fragmentarium team congratulates its partner project “Die abgelösten Handschriftenfragmente der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol und ihre digitale Erschließung” and Claudia Sojer for receiving the prestigious 2018 “Recognition Award” given by the Eduard Wallnöfer Stiftung der Tiroler Industrie.

Under the direction of Martin Wagendorfer, the project began its work in October 2018 and will digitize 214 fragment shelfmarks by 2020, publishing the images along with scientific descriptions on Fragmentarium.

For more information on the Project click here.

11 December 2018

Fragmentarium Phase II Announced

The Fragmentarium team is pleased to announce that the Swiss National Science Foundation has approved the project “Fragmentarium Phase II”, to run from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022. The goal of “Phase II” is to turn Fragmentarium from a pilot project into an open research laboratory for medieval fragments. This news means that more and greater things can be expected from Fragmentarium as it seeks to achieve a global scope.

1 December 2018

Fribourg Workshop Program Released

The Preliminary Program for the Fragmentarium workshop "Bits and Pieces" is now available! The papers and discussion sessions are open to the public; those interested in attending are asked to contact us at

4 September 2018

Fragmentarium Fribourg Workshop

The next Fragmentarium workshop "Bits and Pieces. Medieval Manuscript Fragments in the Digital Age" has been announced. October 5-6, the 2017-2018 Case Studies fellows, along with supervisors and leading fragmentologists will discuss their findings at the Université de Fribourg, home to Fragmentarium and e-codices. More details will be forthcoming. Those interested should contact Fragmentarium at

When: 5-6 October 2018

Where: Université de Fribourg

Fragmentarium and Fellow at the 41. Kölner Mediaevistentagung

The 41. Kölner Mediaevistentagung, having as its theme "Die Bibliothek/ The Library/ La Bibliothèque. Denkräume und Wissensordnungen", will feature the director of Fragmentarium and e-codices, Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler, who will speak on "Virtual Medieval Manuscript Libraries" on Wednesday, 12 September at 11:30. The day before, at 15:00, Fragmentarium fellow, Dr. Katharina Kaska, will speak on "Netzwerke ohne Grenzen und die Grenzen des Netzwerkes in der hochmittelalterlichen Buchproduktion."

When: 12 September 2018

Where: 41. Kölner Mediaevistentagung, Cologne

Macerata Students (re)Publish Munich Fragments

On May 3, 2018, the Laboratorio di Umanesimo Digitale of the Università di Macerata got to experience first-hand Fragmentarium’s approach to interoperability. The students examined the digitizations of early printed works hosted at the Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum of Fragmentarium Partner, the Bayerische StaatsBibliothek, in particular, looking at the fragments incidentally digitized in the bindings. Using IIIF to import the images into Fragmentarium, the students published a selection of fragments, harnessing the power of interoperability to make a contribution to fragment studies. Their results are now online!

28 May 2018

Australian Scholar Publishes Canberra Fragments

Dr. Rose Faunce of the Australian National University in Canberra has published five fragments from the ANU’s collection. She has accompanied these beautiful digitizations with detailed descriptions, transcriptions, and research into their provenance, tracing four to Otto Ege’s biblioclastic work.

25 May 2018

Gottschalk Antiphonal Comes to Fragmentarium

Lisa Fagin Davis has now published on Fragmentarium her reconstruction of the Gottschalk Antiphonal, the subject of her Ph.D. thesis and of her landmark 2000 study published by Cambridge University Press. See also her discussion of the process, including videos, on her world-renowned Manuscript Road Trip blog.

23 May 2018

Fine Books & Collections Features Fragmentarium

The North American Quarterly, Fine Books and Collections, includes a feature on Fragmentarium in their Spring 2018 issue, available at select Newsstands. For more information, see the magazine's website.

3 April 2018

Simmons College Students Reconstruct Book of Hours

Lisa Fagin Davis’ Simmons Library Science students have published their reconstruction of part of Otto Ege's "50 Original Leaves" no 30, by uploading, cataloguing, and sequencing 27 known leaves from 27 different collections. Their work validates Fragmentarium's promise, both as a platform for reconstructing massively dispersed manuscripts and as an instrument for bringing research into the classroom.

UMass Fragment of Ege 30

14 February 2018

Leeds 2.0

At this year's International Medieval Congress, the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT) is organizing a session on the burnt library of Chartres: "From Myth to Memory: The Lost Medieval Libraries of Chartres". In what promises to be a must-see event, Fragmentarium collaborator, Veronika Drescher, will present her theories on how the medieval library of Saint-Père de Chartres came into being in a piece entitled: "Remembering the beginnings of a lost library: The case of Saint-Père-en-Vallée."

When: 2 July 2018, 14:15-15:45

Where: International Medieval Congress, The University of Leeds

LIBeR International Summer School 2018

The University of Cassino, in cooperation with the Abbey of Montecassino, has announced the LIBeR Summer School "Trends in Manuscript Studies. Sources, Issues and Technologies", naming Fragmentarium’s own William Duba to give the introductory conference. The five-day school in Cassino (Frosinone, Italy) will feature daily sessions at the University of Cassino, followed by workshops at the legendary Archive of Montecassino, where students will work with the incomparable treasures there. Pre-registration is now open.

When: 25-29 June 2018

Where: Cassino and Monte Cassino

Fellows and Friends at Kalamazoo

At the 2018 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Fragmentarium Fellow, Elizabeth Hebbard, has organized a roundtable entitled "Methods and Tools for Reuniting Manuscript Fragments". Fragmentarium Fellow Elena Iourtaeva will present her Case Study on Boston-Area Fragments, and Lisa Fagin Davis will share her experiences using Fragmentarium in the classroom.

When: 10 May 2018, 19:30-21:00

Where: 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Fetzer 1040.

Fragmentarium and e-codices at Hamburg Manuscript Cataloguing Conference

Fragmentarium director, Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler will give the paper "Describing Fragments as Physical Objects: Working with Fragmentarium" at the conference Manuscript cataloguing in a comparative perspective: state of the art, common challenges, future directions, to be held at the Hamburg Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures. Attendants will also not want to miss the presentation by Dr. Marina Bernasconi, "How digital libraries can influence the description of manuscripts: working with e-codices".

When: 7-10 May 2018

Where: Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Warburgstraße 26, Hamburg.

Manuscript IDs on the Way to an International Standard

As a follow up to last year's meeting, the director of Fragmentarium, Christoph Flüeler, together with the director of the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes, François Bougard, and the director of the Department of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books of the Bayerische Staatsbibiliothek, Claudia Fabian, are organizing "Manuscript IDs : pour un Identifiant unique des manuscrits 2". The discussions could result in an official proposal of a standard (tentatively named ISMI for International Standard Manuscript Identifier). For more information, see the public announcement.

When: 3 May, 14:00 - 18:30

Where: Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes - Paris, 40 avenue d'Iéna, Paris.

Fragmentarium returns to Stuttgart

Fragmentarium collaborator, Veronika Drescher, has been invited to participate in the Stuttgarter Mittelalterwerkstatt. She will discuss her thesis and the possibilities Fragmentarium offers for working with burnt medieval manuscripts in her presentation "Rekonstruktion der Bibliothek von Saint-Père de Chartres: die Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen der digital fragmentology".

When: 25 April 2018, 19:15-20:45

Where: Historisches Institut der Universität Stuttgart; Keplerstrasse 17, 1. Stock (M 17.17)

Fragmentarium Team and Fellow at the international Tagung der HandschriftenbearbeiterInnen in Basel

This year, the International Conference of Manuscript Specialists has dedicated an entire session to fragments, and Fragmentarium will be there in force. Project collaborator Veronika Drescher will present "Von der Archivschachtel zu IIIF – Fragmentarium: Internationales Netzwerk für Fragmente". Fragmentarium Fellow Ivana Dobcheva will discuss ideas and conclusions gained while working on two Fragmentarium Case Studies in "Fragmenterschließung im digitalen Zeitalter: Erfahrungen aus dem Leipziger Handschriftenzentrum und der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek". Finally, the Project Director, Christoph Flüeler, will address the theme "Was sind digitale Handschriftenbeschreibungen?". Program

When: 11-13 April 2018

Where: Hotel Bildungszentrum 21, Missionsstrasse 21, Basel

Fragmentarium Director At Oxford Symposium

Christoph Flüeler, director of Fragmentarium and e-codices, will participate in the Symposium "Disiecta Membra Musicae: The Study of Medieval Music Manuscript Fragments ca. 800–1500", to be held at Magdalen College. He will deliver a paper entitled "Fragmentarium – Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments. Case Studies on Music Manuscript Fragments".

When: 19-21 March 2018

Where: Magdalen College, Oxford

Fragmentarium To Attend the First Francophone Meeting Dedicated to IIIF

Biblissima and The International Image Interopability Framework (IIIF) are organizing an event, "Innover pour redécouvrir le patrimoine écrit", at the stunning new Campus Cordorcet in Paris. Fragmentarium Project Manager, William Duba, will speak on "IIIF au coeur de la recherche: publier, agréger et divulguer les fragments de manuscrits médiévaux", and Rafael Schwemmer, director of text & bytes, the developer of the e-codices and Fragmentarium web applications, will present "Quelques applications pratiques de IIIF pour les bibilothèques numériques et au-delà".

When: 15 March 2018, 10:00-17:30

Where: Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris-Nord, Auditorium, First Floor

Fragmentarium and e-codices Collaborate on Interoperability Presentation

Fragmentarium and e-codices at "Visual Approaches to Cultural Heritage". Project Managers Maria Widmer (e-codices) and William Duba (Fragmentarium) will present "e-codices and Fragmentarium. Building for and Building upon the Interoperability Paradigm" at the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) Seminar held at the ETH Zurich Library, on March 18. The complete programme and information on (free) registration have been published online.

When: 14 March 2018, 9:00-18:00

Where: ETH Library, Room E 101, Leonhardstrasse 21, Zurich

Bern Mittelalter Zentrum to host Fragmentarium Presentation

Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler, director of Fragmentarium, will give a talk entitled "Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments" as part of the Berner Mittelalter Zentrum's Lecture Cycle on Recycling – Kulturen der Wiederverwendung im Mittelalter.

When: 8 March 2018, 17:15-18:45

Where: Universität Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, Hörsaal 220, Berne

Fragmentarium stars come out in Paris

This year, the IRHT-Paris’ Codicology Seminar Histoire des bibliothèques anciennes has as theme "Fragments et bibliothèques", and Fragmentarium of course is on the program. In the second installment, entitled "Autour du projet Fragmentarium", Fragmentarium fellow Pierre Chambert-Protat will speak on "Éparpillés façon puzzle : Baluze et les fragments de manuscrits lyonnais" (Scattered like a puzzle : Baluze and the fragments of Lyonnais manuscripts), while Fragmentarium collaborator Veronika Drescher will address the theme: "Faire revivre la bibiliothèque de Saint-Père-en-Vallée : les possibilités et les défis de la fragmentologie numérique".

When : 8 December 2017, 10:00-13:00

Where : IRHT Paris (40, avenue d’Iéna)

Fragmentarium Fellow addresses Fribourg Crowd

Fragmentarium Fellow Ruth Mullett, researcher working on the Bodleian Case Study, will speak on: "Fragments in Context: cataloguing manuscript fragments in incunabula. A Fragmentarium case-study at the Bodleian Library", in a talk organized by the Medieval Studies Institute of the University of Fribourg.

When: 4 December 2017, 19:15-21:00

Where: MIS 11 (Kinderstube), Rue de l'Hôpital 4, 1700 Fribourg, Salle Laure Dupraz (top floor of the building)

Fragmentarium on demand in Erlangen

In connection with the ten-year anniversary of the SCRIPTO Program, the Chair of Medieval and Early-Modern Latin Philology is organizing on November 16 an international conference entitled "Text und Überlieferung im lateinischen Mittelalter" (Text and Transmission in the Latin Middle Ages). At this event, Fragmentarium collaborator Veronika Drescher will present a paper entitled "Die Fragmente von Saint Père-en-Vallée. Rekonstruktion einer mittelalterlichen Klosterbibliothek", (The Fragments of Saint Père-en-Vallée. The Reconstruction of a Medieval Abbey Library) which stems from the research for her Ph.D. thesis.

When: 16 November 2017

Where: Erlangen, Mittellateinische Bibliothek (Kochstrasse 4, Room 3.010)

Fragmentarium on Swiss National Television

Fragmentarium was featured on the (French) Swiss National News Show, "le 1930", shot on the site of our Partner Institution, the Abbey Library of St. Gallen. The Director of the Project, Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler shows off one of St. Gallen's many in-situ fragments, as well as the e-codices digitization lab. Look for guest appearances from Fragmentarium's own Psalterium Gallicanum as well as the Vergilius Sangallensis.


Television: TSR1

Fragmentarium Fellow at the Monasteries in the Digital Humanities Conference

Fragmentarium Fellow Ivana Dobcheva will be presenting the new Austrian Case Study "Modellfall Fragmentendigitalisierung – Die mittelalterlichen Fragmente des Klosters Mondsee" at the Monasteries in the Digital Humanities Conference in Czȩstochowa, Poland. She will giving a paper entitled "Reading monastic history in bookbinding waste: Manuscript fragments from the Benedictine monastery of Mondsee and their new digital home Fragmentarium".


7 September 2017

Fragmentarium News Round-Up

In conjunction with the launch of the website, Fragmentarium saw extensive coverage in the news. We provide below a selection of some of the coverage:

Newspapers: St Galler Tagblatt (also in: Luzerner Zeitung, Nidwaldner Zeitung, Zuger Zeitung), Freiburger Nachrichten, La Liberté (PDF) (also in: Le Courrier)

Radio: SRF1 , SRF 2 (also on: SRF 4), Radio Fribourg, Radio Freiburg, Couleur 3

Television: RTSUn (Journal)

Online:, computerworld

Blogs: Medieval manuscripts blog (The British Library): Fragmentarium and the burnt Anglo-Saxon fragments

Coverage on Sponsor's Homepages: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Zeno-Karl-Schindler Foundation

6 September 2017

Fragmentarium Launched

On Friday, 1 September 2017, Fragmentarium officially opened its doors to the public in a ceremony at the St. Gall Abbey Library. Over the coming weeks, months, and years, we will be publishing online more and more fragments, reconstructions, and studies of fragments.

  Project Director of Fragmentarium Christoph Flüeler and Stiftsbibliothekar of St. Gall Cornel Dora

Christoph Flüeler, Project Director of Fragmentarium, together with his sister Brigitt Flüeler and Cornel Dora, Stiftsbibliothekar of St. Gall at the Launch

Photo: Joon Ki Choi

5 September 2017

Fragments and Fragmentarium at the Österreichischer Bibliothekartag 2017

Fragmentarium will be participating in the Österreichischer Bibliothekartag 2017, in Linz Austria, from Tuesday September 12  to Friday September 15. On Wednesday 13 in a session dedicated to fragments, Fragmentarium team member Veronika Drescher will be presenting the paper “FRAGMENTARIUM und die digitale Fragmentenforschung”. She will be joined by Fragmentarium fellow Katharina Kaska (Modelfall Fragmentendigitalisierung — Die mittelalterlichen Fragmente des Klosters Mondsee) and friend of Fragmentarium Michaela Scheibl (Die mittelalterlichen Handschriftenfragmente des Chorherrenstiftes Seckau). For more information, see the program.

3 August 2017

The Abbey Library of St. Gall and the Medieval Institute of the University of Fribourg are pleased to invite you cordially to the Opening of


Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments


Friday, 1 September 2017

Stiftskirche, 15.30: Organ Concert (Organist: Norbert Schmuck)

Musiksaal (Klosterhof 6b), 16.30: Greeting: Dr. Cornel Dora, Stiftsbibliothekar
Launch of the Web Application
Presentation: MMag. Veronika Drescher, PD Dr. William O. Duba & Prof. Dr. Christoph Flüeler

Apéro riche to follow

R.S.V.P. by 23 August 2017 to or +41 26 300 7397 (Tuesday-Thursday).

3 August 2017

Fragmentarium Second Planning Meeting

Fragmentarium announces that the Second Planning Meeting will be held at St. Gall Abbey, 30 August to 1 September 2017. At the meeting, Fragmentarium Fellows will present the results of their research and will then join a select group of senior researchers and manuscript librarians to help chart the next phase of the Fragmentarium project.


14 April 2017

Fragmentarium Case Study Workshop, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel

From 31 May to 2 June, 2017, Fragmentarium partner, the Herzog August Bibliothek, hosted the 2017 Case Study Workshop, made possible through the support of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach foundation and the Handschriftenzentrum of the Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig. The Fragmentarium team, met with fellows and supervisors involved in the 2017-2018 Fragmentarium case studies, as well as with other specialists in Fragmentology and the Digital Humanities. After hands-on with the Fragmentarium platform, the workshop featured lively discussions on strategies to describe fragments, especially ones with elements of decoration or musical notation.

Photo: Elena Iourtaeva

Photo: Elena Iourtaeva

The Herzog August Bibliothek’s Director of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Dr. Christian Heitzmann, organized with Fragmentarium fellow Antje Hoffmann a special examination of some of the library’s musical fragments.

The fellows then presented the projects that they will work on in the coming season. Stay tuned for details on those!

Photo: Gerda Huisman

Photo: Gerda Huisman

3 August 2017

Fragmentarium and Manuscript IDs

On 26-27 April, the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes - Paris hosted a Workshop on Manuscript IDs. The goal of the workshop was to compare various national initiatives to assign identifiers to manuscripts and to launch a joint initiative to standardize such methods. Fragmentarium was present and engaged in the workshop. For more information, see the program .

30 April 2017

Fragmentarium Flew into IMC

Fragmentarium's own Veronika Drescher joined Fellows Katharina Kaska, Ruth Mullett and a star-studded cast of Fragmentologists at the 2017 International Medieval Conference in Leeds. On Wednesday, July 5, Kaska organized a double session entitled “Piece by Piece: Medieval Fragments in the Digital Age”, followed by a roundtable, “From Fragments to Fragmentarium”.

12 July 2017

Fragmentarium at Cambridge

Fragmentarium fellows Ruth Mullett and Katharina Kaska joined Program Manager William Duba as round-table participants in the context of the symposium, “Layers of Parchment, Layers of Time: Reconstructing Manuscripts 800 - 1600”, held at Pembroke College, Cambridge, 23 June 2017.

30 June 2017


Houghton Fellowship Announced

The Houghton Library of Manuscript Studies has announced that it is accepting applications from Harvard University graduate students for a 2017-2018 Graduate Student Fellowship, in partnership with Fragmentarium. The deadline for Applications is April 15, 2017.

25 March 2017


Schoenberg Fellowship Announced

The Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies has announced that it is accepting applications from graduate students attending universities in the greater Philadelphia area for its 2017-2018 Graduate Student Research Fellowship, which it is offering in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia and Fragmentarium. The deadline for Applications is April 1, 2017. For more information, see the official announcement.

10 March 2017

International Conference

Wolfenbüttel, May 31 - June 02, 2017 – The second international Fragmentarium conference will take place at the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel.

7 October 2016

Paris, October 20, 2016 – Presentation at the CERL Annual Seminar 2016: Manuscripts: innovation and cooperation: Christoph Flüeler and Veronika Drescher: “Mettre à l’épreuve l’interopérabilité: Fragmentarium – Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments”.

Workshop Programme

7 October 2016

Project Manager

Dr. William O. Duba is Project Manager of Fragmentarium since October 1, 2016.

7 October 2016

Videos of „Le Temps“

Les manuscrits suisses #1: Les Morales de Job entre Engelberg et Cleveland:

Les manuscrits suisses #3: Le livre en mille morceaux:

7 October, 2016

Veronika Drescher is working as a guest researcher at the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT) in Paris until end of June 2017.

7 October, 2016

Conference Report

The international conference „Ex parte enim cognoscimus – Current State of Research on Medieval Fragments“ took place from June 6-8, 2016, at the University of Fribourg. In the course of these three days, manuscript scholars met with IT and photography experts to discuss ongoing work on the Fragmentarium platform with special focus on topics such as „Description Criteria for Medieval Fragments,“ „Metadata“ and „Photographic Reproduction.“ The program opened on Monday with an introduction to the web application followed by hands-on training, it continued the next day with a more general overview of topics relevant to digital fragmentology, and it concluded with a presentation of the six case studies that will be carried out in the next twelve months. The conference has been supported by SNSF, SAHS and the University of Fribourg.

Group photograph of the conference participants at dinner

Group photograph of the conference participants at dinner.

October 7th, 2016

Fragmentarium in the News

Fragmentarium has been attracting interest not only among international experts, but outside the relatively small group of digital fragmentologists. Several Swiss newspapers are reporting on the project and its web application:

October 7th, 2016

Three new case studies have started

Since May 2016, three new case studies have been launched:

  • Describing book decorations in an online database – Fragments of Illuminated Manuscripts at the Austrian National Library Mag. Dr. Katharina Kaska, M.A. und Mag. Friedrich Simader, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien – Betreuer: Dr. Andreas Fingernagel, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien.
  • Psalms and Psalters in the Manuscript Fragments at the Abbey Library of St. Gall – Prof. María Adelaida Andrés Sanz - SNF-International Short Visit - Universität Salamanca) – Betreuer: Dr. Cornel Dora, Stiftsbibliothekar von St. Gallen).
  • Cataloguing and Digitization of Manuscript Fragments of the University Library of Leipzig – Ivana Dobcheva M.A. - unterstützt von der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftung – Betreuer: Dr. Christoph Mackert, Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig).

More information is provided in the “Case Studies” section.

October 7th, 2016

Fribourg, September 5–7, 2016 – Participation at the SNSF-Postgraduate courses (University of Fribourg): Rituels et mises en scène au Moyen Âge Cérémonies, symboles, liturgies, rythmes, dramatisations, débats – Rituale und Inszenierungen im Mittelalter. Zeremonien, Symbolisierungen, Liturgien, Rhythmen, Dramatisierungen, Debatten. Martin Wünsche (Fragmentarium) takes part in the programme: “Makulatur und Forschungsobjekt. Die Handschriftenfagmente der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen”

October 7th, 2016


St. Gall, July 8, 2016 – SCRIPTO Summer School St. Gall: Medieval Writing Culture (V to XV c.). Martin Wünsche (Fragmentarium) gives a presentation of and a workshop on Fragmentarium.

October 7th, 2016

International conference

Fribourg, June 6-8, 2016 – Ex parte enim cognoscimus – Current State of Research on Medieval Fragments, from June 6th to 8th at the University of Fribourg. 

March 8th, 2016

Stuttgart, May 25, 2016 – Project presentation by Veronika Drescher (Fragmentarium) at the University of Stuttgart as part of the Stuttgarter Mittelalterwerkstatt: “Fragmentarium – Laboratorium zur digitalen Fragmentforschung “ (Keplerstrasse 17, Raum 17.81; 7.15-8.45 pm).

March 8th, 2016

Call for application: Project manager of Fragmentarium (60-80%)

The candidate must be a specialist in at least one of the following fields: palaeography, codicology, textual criticism, digital humanities. He or she will have an excellent professional network, be able to lead a team of collaborators and will take part in the fundraising. The project is located at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Starting date: May 1st, 2016, or date to be settled.
Deadline for application: March 31st, 2016

March 8th, 2016

Zeno Karl Schindler/Fragmentarium Fellowship 2016

Pierre Chambert Protat, Paris, Campus Condorcet, is our second Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation/Fragmentarium Fellow this year. His Case study is dealing with the dispersed library of Florus of Lyon. Title: Rendre la bibliothèque de Florus de Lyon à son intégrité (Restore the library of Florus of Lyon to its wholeness).

Call for application: Fellowship Abbey Library of Saint Gallen

We invite postdoctoral candidates to apply for a Fragmentarium fellowship. The theme of the research – which will be carried out between June 2016 and June 2017 – will be the biblical fragments preserved at the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gall. Applications should be submitted by February 28th, 2016.

Call for applications: Fellowship for Fragmentarium Case study at the University Library Leipzig

We invite postdoctoral candidates to apply for a Fragmentarium fellowship. The theme of the research – which will be carried out between June 2016 and June 2017 – will be the medieval fragments preserved at the Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig. Applications should be submitted by February 21st, 2016.

Graz, February 26, 2016 – Project presentation by Veronika Drescher (Fragmentarium) at the conference "Vernetzte Welten - Digitales Kulturerbe als öffentliches Gut" (6. Tagung „Digitale Bibliothek“).

The University Library of Leipzig receives a grant from the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation to support the collaboration with Fragmentarium

The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation funds two case studies, the first at the Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, the second at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, as well as a workshop in 2017.

Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation/Fragmentarium Fellowship 2016

Ruth Mullett, Ph.D. candidate in Medieval Studies at Cornell University, has been nominated as a fellow of the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation. Her project, which has been conceived as a case study, will result in a digital catalogue of the in-situ medieval manuscript fragments of the Bodleian Library’s incunabula bindings.

Siena, December 10, 2015 – Participation of Marina Bernasconi Reusser (e-codices) at the Tavola rotonda “Per un confronto su prospettive di trattamento delle informazioni, elaborazioni e messa in rete di siti per la catalogazione partecipata di frammenti di codici” coordinated by Paolo Eleuteri at the International Conference “Frammenti di un discorso storico”, at the University of Siena, December 9-12, 2015. (Programme)

Fribourg, December 7, 2015 – Project presentation by Veronika Drescher and Martin Wünsche (Fragmentarium) at the Mediävistisches Colloquium at the University of Fribourg

Fragmentarium is mentioned a second time in The New York Times (December 3, 2015): Yale Buys Collection of Scattered Medieval Pages.

Philadelphia, November 14, 2015 – "Picking Up the Pieces" - 8th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, at the University of Pennsylvania Library’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, November 12-14, 2015 - Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium): Fragmentarium – A Worldwide Network to Bring Medieval Manuscript Fragments Online: the Technical and Institutional Challenges. (On Youtube).

Fribourg, October 27, 2015 – Programme Meeting SUK P-2: Get Together – Kurs auf eine Service-Drehscheibe für wissenschaftliche Information, Keynote presentation of Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium): Was ist ein etablierter Service-Provider?

Montheron, October 10, 2015 – Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation, 10-years anniversary celebration, Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium)/ Sylviane Messerli (Fragmentarium): Fragmentarium - Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments.

Saint-Omer, August 25, 2015 – BIBLISSIMA summer school: Reconstituting a Medieval Library Today, the Example of Saint-Bertin. Veronika Drescher (Fragmentarium) takes part in the summer school and gives a short presentation of Fragmentarium: Fragmentarium. Laboratory for Digital Research on Medieval Fragments.

Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University, May 14-17, 2015 - 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Session 114: All Medieval Manuscripts Online: Strategic Plans in Europe. Sponsor: e-codices: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland; Organizer: Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium) and Ramona Fritschi (e-codices);

President: Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium), with the following presentations:

  1. Challenges in the Systematic Digitization of All Medieval Manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France by Matthieu Bonicel, Bibliothèque nationale de Franc
  2. The Pilot Phase for the Digitization of Medieval Manuscripts in German Collections: An Interim Report by Carolin Schreiber, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  3. Greek Manuscripts at the British Library: Reflections on an Almost-Complete Digitization Project by Cillian O’Hogan, British Library
  4. Fragmentarium: A Scholarly Network That Enables Libraries, Collectors, Researchers, and Students to Upload Medieval Manuscript Fragments and to Describe, Transcribe, and Assemble Them Online by Sylviane Messerli, University of Fribourg/e-codices – Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland

Session 316: Textual and Manuscript Studies in Online Environments “Digital Manuscripts as Source Text and Edition” by Christoph Flüeler (published by the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies blog).

Session 46: Digital Humanities Resources for the Study of Central Europe in the Middle Ages (A Round Table) with the participation of Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium)

April 23, 2015 – The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation approves a grant.

April 4, 2014 – Fragmentarium is mentioned in The New York Times.

October 16, 2014 – The Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation approves a challenge grant.

Copenhagen, October 9-11, 2014 – Consortium of European Research Libraries, 6th International Conference of the Manuscript Librarians Expert Group. Digital and Traditional Manuscripts: Challenges of a Great Migration. Ramona Fritschi (e-codices): Fragmentarium. A Project of an International Research Environment for Medieval Manuscript Fragments.

September 27, 2014 – the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) provides financial support to the Fragmentarium project.

Saint Louis (Missouri), June 18, 2014 – Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium) takes part in the round-table session Digital Repositories for Medieval Studies. Challenges and Opportunities at the Second Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University.

Saint Louis (Missouri), June 16-17, 2014 – Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium) takes part in the “Dismembered Manuscripts Planning Meeting”.

Copenhagen, April 2-4, 2014 – 15th seminar on the care and conservation of manuscripts at the University of Copenhagen, Christoph Flüeler (e-codices/Fragmentarium): Restoration and digitization - a complementary approach.

Planning Meeting. Fragmentarium

Cologny (Geneva), January 30 – February 1, 2014

A total of twelve representatives of libraries and universities from Europe as well as from the United States took part in the meeting. The goal was to learn about the current state of fragment research and cataloging standards, as well as to lay the foundations for systematic research on medieval fragments. The meeting was sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Martin Bodmer Foundation. Participants: Matthieu Bonicel (Bibliothèque nationale de France and Biblissima), Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America), Andreas Fingernagel (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek), John Haeger (Stanford University Libraries), Timothy Janz (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana), Christoph Mackert (Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig), Scot McKendrick (The British Library), Marco Palma (Università degli Studi di Cassino), Nigel Palmer (St Edmund Hall, Oxford University), Agamemnon Tselikas (Center for History and Palaeography of the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation), William Stoneman (Harvard University).

Budapest, October 17-19, 2013 – First public presentation of the project by Ramona Fritschi (e-codices): Fragmentarium – An International Research Environment for Medieval Manuscript Fragments at COST Action IS1005 - Medioevo Europeo – Medieval Studies and Technological Resources - 3rd Management Committee meeting.