Manuscripta: A Journal for Manuscript Research

Susan L’Engle, Saint Louis University
Editor,Book Review Editor

Debra Cashion, Saint Louis University
Associate Editor

Erica Lauriello, Saint Louis University
Editorial Assistant

Advisory Board

  • Jonathan J.G. Alexander, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • Frank T. Coulson, The Ohio State University
  • Albert Derolez, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts
  • Nancy van Deusen, Claremont Graduate University
  • Consuelo W. Dutschke, Columbia University
  • Philip Gavitt, Saint Louis University
  • Charles H. Parker, Saint Louis University
  • Lilian M.C. Randall, Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books Emerita, Walters Art Museum
  • Richard H. and Mary R. Rouse, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Lucy Freeman Sandler, New York University
  • Barbara Shailor, Yale University
  • Kenneth B. Steinhauser, Saint Louis University

Current Issue: 57.2 (2013)


  • Melissa Conway and Lisa Fagin Davis, “The Directory of Institutions in the United States and Canada with Pre-1600 Manuscript Holdings—From its Origins to the Present, and its Role in Tracking the Migration of Manuscripts in North American Repositories
  • Elizabeth Moodey, “Towards a Portrait of a Late-Medieval Mastermind: Jean Miélot”
  • Kenneth B. Steinhauser, ”A Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Located at Villanova University”
  • Edward Wheatley, “Newberry Case MS 153 and the Circulation of Curricular Texts”
  • Book Review: Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn, Maidie Hilmo, and Linda Olson. Opening up Middle English Manuscripts: Literary and Visual Approaches (Ruth Evans)
  • Book Review: Shalev-Eyni, Sarit. Jews among Christians: Hebrew Book Illumination from Lake Constance (Adam Cohen)

The journal accepts articles and notes on topics relating to medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies, including (but not limited to) paleography, codicology, illumination, library history, reading and literacy, and manuscript catalogues.

Contributions are evaluated by double-blind peer review. Material for consideration should be submitted in English, following the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., with footnotes, double-spaced, and in electronic form (Microsoft Word). Please include an abstract of no more than 200 words as well as ten keywords. Citations and footnotes should be robust and full manuscript shelfmarks are expected. Where appropriate, please include citations to pertinent critical editions.

“Manuscript Notes” are a means to share preliminary observations, conjectures, and conclusions. The maximum length of submissions for such notes is 1,200-1,500 words (including foot notes), with accommodation for up to two black-and-white illustrations.

Address submissions and books for review to Manuscripta, Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, 3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-3302.

Manuscripta (ISSN 0025-2603) is published twice annually, and subscriptions are available through Brepols Publishers in print, print + online, and online forms. Print back issues for 1957-98 are available from the Vatican Film Library at $10 per issue.

Manuscripta also publishes through Brepols a subsidiary series of monographs, essay collections, or catalogues pertaining to medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and manuscript studies.

Current Project
A multi-volume catalogue of the nearly 600 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Library of the Early of Leicester, Holkham Hall. Authored by Suzanne Reynolds (manuscript curator of the Holkham Hall Library), the first volume – Manuscripts Produced in Italy to 1500 – contains approximately 200 manuscripts.

Department of Special Collections, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University 3650 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108