Fragmentarium exists to promote international research on manuscript fragments and to provide a central platform for publishing the results. It therefore, sponsors, supports, and collaborates on a vast array of research projects, fellowships, and doctoral theses. In return, these research activities enrich Fragmentarium's content, discover new uses for the corpus of fragments published on Fragmentarium, and advance the field by publishing their results in scholarly journals (such as Fragmentology), collective volumes, catalogs, and monographs.

Institutional Programs

Fragmentarium Projects

Fragmentarium's research contribution includes several sub-projects, conducted with in-house resources and those of our sister project, e-codices.

Fragmentarium Projects include:

Partner Projects

Around the world, there are numerous research projects involving fragmentology, ranging from large, multi-year projects supported by public and private funds to shorter and ad hoc research activities of scholars. Fragmentarium exists as a resource for such undertakings, often providing the means to publish the images and descriptions that result, but also as a source for a large and heterogeneous dataset of manuscript material, and as a network of expertise. Project partners help form the Fragmentarium community and mutually strengthen each other.

Partner Projects include:


Individual Programs

To build the field of fragmentology, Fragmentarium actively promotes the work of early-career scholars.


In the current phase of the project (Phase II, 2019-2022), Fragmentarium and its partners routinely sponsor fellowships to enable scholars to work for a limited period of time on a specific problem in fragmentology. Fellows are invited to a Fragmentarium workshop to present their research plan and receive training on the Web Application; at the end of the fellowship, fellows are invited to discuss their results and to submit them for publication in Fragmentology. For the 2020 season, six fellowships have been awarded:

Case Studies

The Fellowship program is the continuation in Phase II of the Case Studies model used in Phase I of Fragmentarium (2015-2018). Case Studies were developed by Fragmentarium and its partners to explore specific aspects of fragmentology and to develop the Fragmentarium Web Application in concert with these research undertakings.

Case Studies 2016-2017
Case Studies 2017-2018


A number of Ph.D. Students working with manuscript fragments have Fragmentarium as a partner to publish their research results. Current Ph.D. projects include:

Chartres – a fragmented library. Reconstruction of the medieval holdings of the Abbey of Saint-Père-en-Vallée, Mag. Mag. Veronika Drescher


It is possible for students interested in manuscript studies or Digital Humanities to arrange internships with Fragmentarium. Previous and current interns include:

  • Roberta Napoletano (June-August 2019)
  • Guillaume Bankowski (June-July 2020)

Interested in Collaborating with Fragmentarium? Contact us!