Manuscript Studies_ Announcements and CFP

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Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

The editors of Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries are pleased to make the following announcements:

  • The Fall 2019 issue is out! Abstracts are available here:
  • We are seeking peer-reviewed article submissions for the Spring 2021 issue and beyond. Articles for possible publication in the Spring 2021 should be submitted no later than June 1, 2020.
  • Non-peer review Annotations can be submitted up to February 1, 2020 for the Spring 2020 issue. Annotations submitted after that date are eligible for publication in Fall 2020 and beyond.  
  • Thanks to a generous agreement with the University of Pennsylvania Press, all Articles and Annotations in Manuscript Studies are made available for open access after one year from the date of publication. Articles and Annotations from Vol. 3:2 (Fall 2018) are now available for downloading on Penn’s Scholarly Commons repository. To access the pdfs, go to:

Manuscript Studies brings together scholarship from around the world and across disciplines related to the study of pre-modern manuscript books and documents. This peer-reviewed journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. We publish articles that 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.

For more information and to subscribe, go to For direct inquiries, please contact the editors at .

Contact Info: 

Lynn Ransom, Ph.D.

Co-Editor, Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

3420 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206


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