Fragmentology 2


Fragmentology II (2019), 1–3, DOI: 10.24446/eo0u

Last year, we launched the journal Fragmentology with a defense of the neologism that its name carries, arguing that the study of physical fragments of written material deserves the status of a disci-pline in itself, traversing the barriers between libraries and archives, writing and print. This year’s issue expands on that claim in terms of content. Six articles address fragments in a range of settings, from musicology to textual criticism, from pertaining to a single man-uscript to being found in hundreds of libraries. In addition, this issue features a series of research notes, which are shorter, more specialized observations on aspects of fragment studies, and several book reviews. Fragmentology officially publishes content in English, French, German, and Italian, and we are pleased to report that this issue features content in three of the four languages.

Fragmentology remains an integral part of the Fragmentarium project. As with the first issue, the published articles and notes in-clude results from case studies and collaborations with the Fragmen-tarium digital laboratory (; these serve to provide a first analysis of the images and descriptions that Fragmen-tarium published. In addition, we are thrilled to note that several studies come from scholars for whom publishing in Fragmentology is their first contact with Fragmentarium. Their contributions help us fulfill our goal of serving as a resource for the fragment studies community.

Fragmentarium Phase II

This year, the Fragmentarium project received another round of funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (Fragmentar-ium Phase II, Project Number 182173, 2019-2022), the Stavros Niar-chos Foundation, and the Zeno-Karl-Schindler Foundation. In ad-dition to guaranteeing the continuation of Fragmentology through 2022 existence, these grants will enable the project to expand the reach of Fragmentarium, making the platform available to an even greater number of other projects, scholars, librarians, archivists,