POST: Fragmentarium and the Burnt Anglo-Saxon Fragments

Andrew Dunning (British Library) has written a post for the Medieval Manuscripts blog discussing the launch of the international and inter-institutional project, Fragmentarium (“the Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments”).

Fragmentarium enables libraries, collectors, researchers and students to publish images of medieval manuscript fragments, allowing them to catalogue, describe, transcribe, assemble and re-use them.

In “Fragmentarium and the burnt Anglo-Saxon fragments,” Dunning details one of the contributions from the British Library to the project, related to the Cotton fragments, remnants of a 1731 fire that are “among the most evocative artefacts of medieval culture.” He goes on to discuss the uses of multispectral imaging in recovering information from these fragments and the library’s efforts to publish them in the Fragmentarium.

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