Friday, May 13, 2022

 CFP open now, with submissions due June 1, for the Medieval Academy of America's 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Manuscript Fragments and Fragmentology at the Library of CongressSession held on-side at the Library of Congress

Friday, February 24, 2023With the aim of identifying and reconstructing broken books, the field of Fragmentology has adopted digital tools and shared virtual workspaces. What data do we gather and what stories do we tell with this emerging field of research? How are librarians, curators, collectors, historians, musicologists, textual scholars, students, and digital humanists collaborating and producing new knowledge? How do these bits of books intersect with nationality and identity, and how do these constructs impact the scholarly work of identifying and reconstructing manuscripts? This session will be hosted onsite at the Library of Congress, and although it is not limited to any geographical scope, new research on DC-area collections of medieval manuscript fragments is especially welcome.


Organizers: Marianna Stell (Reference Librarian, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress) and Matthew J. Westerby (Research Associate, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art)Moderator: Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America)




Submission details:

98th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America23-26 February, 2023

The 98th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington in downtown Washington, DC. The meeting is jointly hosted by the Medieval Academy of America and a consortium of medievalists from DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

Many thanks,



Matthew Westerby (he/him/his)Robert H. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate for Digital ProjectsCenter for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

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