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LOFTS at the Séminaire de Méthodologie de l’École Doctorale – Paris IV Sorbonne

The Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series (LOFTS) will be presented at the Séminaire de Méthodologie de l’École Doctorale – Paris IV Sorbonne on March 4, 2014. French announcement of the seminar:

Gregory Ralph Crane – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2013

Gregory Ralph Crane – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2013

Perseus – Suggestions for new Greek, Latin texts? English translations?

By Gregory R. Crane (Perseus Digital Library): We are preparing for a new set of texts to be entered by the data entry firm with which we work ( The next order will be sent in mid December but a more substantial order will be placed early in 2013.

Gregory Crane e i cittadini della repubblica delle lettere

We post an article published by Maria Chiara Pievatolo in the Bollettino telematico di filosofia politica about the role played by Gregory R. Crane in the humanities (see also our post on Humanities in a Digital World). Chi studia l’antichità conosce Gregory Crane anche quando non ne rammenta il nome, non per quello che ha scritto […]

Why do we quote?

Ruth Finnegan, Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation, Open Book Publishers 2011 Quoting is all around us. But do we really know what it means? How do people actually quote today, and how did our present systems come about? This book brings together a down-to-earth account of contemporary quoting with an […]


Thanks to Marco Büchler and Matthias Richter for signalling us this link to xkcd: Citogenesis

Scholars Reunite Scraps of an Abraham Lincoln Notebook

Here is an interesting announcement appeared in the Brown Alumni Magazine (March/April 2010), which illustrates the reconstruction of a “modern” example of fragmentary text: April 22, 2010 — Using digital images, scholars have discovered that fragments of paper at libraries at Brown and the University of Chicago are two halves of a single page on […]

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Hi, this is a new blog to discuss models and methodologies for representing fragmentary texts, i.e. ancient texts preserved in fragments. On the meaning of “ancient texts” and “fragments”, please see the About page.

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