Online Lecture: ‘Fragmentology: what, why and where next?’ Lisa Fagin Davis & Christoph Flueler, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, 3 November 2020, 5.30pm (GMT)

Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America) and Christoph Flueler (University of Fribourg, Director, Fragmentarium project)

This session brings together two leading experts in the field of fragment studies. Prof Davis will focus on the historical context of manuscript fragments, both chronological (i.e. the timeline for binding fragments vs. initial cuttings vs. leaf sets) and geographical (the development of the corpus of fragments in Europe vs. North America). Prof Flueler will ask `part of what?’ How do we work with fragments? How do descriptions of manuscripts differ from descriptions of fragments? What is the subject and working methods of fragmentology? What are the limits of this new discipline? This will be followed by a roundtable discussion allowing you to provide your insights.

Organisers: Julia Crick, King’s College London, and David Rundle, University of Kent

This lecture will be delivered via Zoom. Please follow the guidance here to register.

Find out more information here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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