Fragments and Fragmentology in the Twenty-First Century: A Webinar with Lisa Fagin Davis


Date and Time 
April 23, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am
Zoom Webinar
General Public
Event Sponsor 
Stanford Text Technologies, Stanford University Libraries

Today, more than 30,000 fragments of medieval manuscripts can be found in hundreds of North American collections, and yet such fragments are often dismissed by scholars as unworthy of study and by librarians as too difficult to catalogue. On the contrary. Fragments represent a largely-untapped source of research topics and teaching opportunities, but they must be found, imaged, and catalogued before they can be used for investigation and pedagogy. Fragments that are imaged and catalogued in open-access applications that enable discoverablity and facilitate interoperability have enormous potential for research and discovery. This webinar will review the 500-year history of fragmentation, discuss strategies for fragment research and description, and introduce the methods and methodologies of digital fragmentology. 

Lisa Fagin Davis is the Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America. More about her at

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TIME: 10:00 AM (PDT)