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Our Plenary Speakers

Lisa Fagin Davis

Lisa will speak on ‘Fragments, Cuttings and Leaves: A Brief History of Fragmentology’

Lisa is the Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America and a blogger extraordinaire.

Her blog – – is both erudite, fun, and extremely generous. She has produced several medieval manuscript catalogues; several articles in the fields of manuscript studies and codicology and a monograph La Chronique Anonyme Universelle: Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-Century France (Brepols, 2015). She also brings considerable experience in electronic cataloguing and working with databases. For her full biography see

Christoph Flüeler will speak on ‘How Digitisation Changes Fragment Reseach’

Christoph Flüeler

Christoph studied philosophy and history in Zurich and Fribourg (Switzerland). He received his doctorate in 1990 with a thesis on the reception of Aristotelian Politica (supervisor: Ruedi Imbach) and his habiliation in philosophy at the University of Fribourg in 1998. After extended research stays in Rome, Heidelberg and Cambridge (Harvard University), he returned to the University of Fribourg, where he has been Professor of Manuscript Studies and Medieval Latin since 2004. Since 2005 he has directed the national manuscript portal e-codices – Virtual Manuscript Librarya of Switzerland ( and since 2015 Fragmentarium – Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments

Tony Edwards

A.S.G. Edwards has taught at various universities in North America and England and currently holds holds honorary professorships at the University of Kent, University College, London and King’s College, London. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the English Association and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is on the Council of the Scottish Text Society, on the Advisory Board of Middle English Texts, on the Editorial Boards of Florilegium and Manuscripta and Deputy Editor of The Book Collector.


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