A Digital Resource Award for a project to digitise Samual Pepys’s collection of medieval manuscripts and book fragments to offer wider opportunities to study a new research avenue in the field of fragmentology.

The project enabled the digitisation of Samuel Pepys’s collection of early manuscript and printed book fragments
to be made available online. The images of the fragments, along with the associated metadata
describing them, has been made available on the Fragmentarium Digital Laboratory – the leading online
repository of manuscript fragments.


  • Dr Jane Hughes (Pepys Librarian and Fellow, Pepys Library, Magdalene College)
  • Catherine Sutherland (Special Collections Librarian, Magdalene College)

Dr Jane Hughes, is the President of Magdalene College, where she directs studies in English and is also the Pepys Fellow Librarian, responsible for the college’s two historic libraries. Jane Hughes works on satire, comedy and literary theory, and is currently writing a book on literary style. She has edited two anthologies, most recently Contourlines (co-edited with Neil Wenborn), a collection of contemporary poetry on the landscape. She has just published a short book on Samuel Pepys’s library. She is the Director of the Magdalene Triennial Festival, the most recent of which, in 2014-15 was on the theme of Sound. She supervises for Part I, papers in medieval, Renaissance and literary theory, and for medieval papers and dissertations in Part II.

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