VESTIGIA – Manuscript Research Centre was founded in 2005/06 as an "interdisciplinary service centre" of the university. The foundation documents and affidavits were published in the university bulletin on 19 April 2006. In 2010 Vestigia was amalgamated with the Centre for research into book and written heritabe (ZEBS), a pre-existing unit within the special collections of Graz University. This marks the birth of today's VESTIGIA – Zentrum für die Erforschung des Buch- und Schrifterbes ( Centre for research into book and written heritage) which was officially published on 28 September 2011 by bulletin. (52.a, special issue 139).