Manuscript Studies Journal

Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

Established in 2016, Manuscript Studies is a journal that embraces the full complexity of global manuscript studies in the digital age. The journal was conceived with four main goals in mind. First, to bridge the gaps between material and digital manuscript research; second, to break down the walls which often separate print and digital publication and serve as barriers between academics, professionals in the cultural heritage field, and citizen scholars; third, to serve as a forum for scholarship encompassing many pre-modern manuscripts cultures—not just those of Europe; and finally to showcase methods and techniques of analysis in manuscript studies that can be applied across different subject areas.

The journal appears in print and online twice annually, in May and in November, and is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Each issue includes peer-reviewed articles, shorter annotations, and book reviews.

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Call for Papers for the Journal
We are seeking submissions for Manuscript Studies on a continuing basis. The journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. Submissions should engage in a larger conversation on manuscript culture and its continued relevance in today’s world and highlight the value of manuscript evidence in understanding our shared cultural and intellectual heritage. Studies that incorporate digital methodologies to further understanding of the physical and conceptual structures of the manuscript book are encouraged. A separate section, entitled Annotations, features research in progress and digital project reports. Book, digital project, and exhibition reviews will also be included.

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