TitleFrom Fragments to Fragmentarium: A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 19.00-20.00
SponsorSammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
OrganiserKatharina Kaska, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Moderator/ChairKatharina Kaska, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
AbstractThis round table discussion (and two related sessions) discusses advances and challenges in fragmentology in the digital age. Fragments are notoriously difficult to access in libraries and other institutions. Hidden away as single leaves in boxes or not worth mentioning when re-used in the bindings of manuscripts and prints, they are often neglected and not properly catalogued. Leaves from the same manuscript may furthermore be dispersed over several libraries, making research on them all the more difficult. The scholarly network 'Fragmentarium - International Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments' wants to provide an international network and online database to bring together fragments and scholars from all over the world. Its potential will be discussed by librarians, manuscript scholars, and researchers in digital humanities.

Participants include Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America, Massachusetts), Veronika Drescher (Université de Fribourg), Christoph Egger (Universität Wien), Anette Löffler (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt am Main), and Åslaug Ommundsen (Universitetet i Bergen).