Editors: Michael Friedrich and Jörg B. Quenzer
Editorial office: Irina Wandrey
CSMC’s academic journal was established as newsletter of the research unit ‘Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa’ in 2008 and transformed into a scholarly journal with the appearance of vol 4 in 2011. manuscript cultures (mc) publishes exhibition catalogues and articles contributing to the study of written artefacts. This field of study embraces disciplines such as art history, codicology, epigraphy, history, material analysis, palaeography and philology.
manuscript cultures encourages comparative approaches, without regional, linguistic, temporal or other limitations on the objects studied; it contributes to a larger historical and systematic survey of the role of written artefacts in ancient and modern cultures, and in so doing provides a new foundation for ongoing discussions in cultural studies.
Every volume of manuscript cultures has been peer-reviewed and is openly accessible.
If you wish to present your research in one of our publications, please contact the editorial office.
Our guidelines for publications are available here.