Universite de Fribourg


The grant supports a three-day conference between leading libraries, scholars and IT-specialists to discuss a digital research environment that enables libraries, collectors, researchers and students to upload medieval and modern manuscript fragments and to describe, transcribe, and assemble them. 

The University of Fribourg is a teaching and research academic institution of 10,000 Swiss and international students. The Medieval Institute of the University of Fribourg runs the E-codices initiative (the Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland), which begun as a pilot project in 2005. The initiative makes medieval and early modern manuscripts accessible through a digital research library.