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[BKARTS] Journal "Scripta"

I've just received the following announcement, and thought that many fellow list members might be interested as well.

Jake Benson
Benson's Hand Bindery

The Journal «Scripta. An International Journal of Paleography and
Codicology» presents a concept of paleography inspired by Malloni's
idea of a ?total? science of written culture, and thus offers a
meeting-place for comparing various experiences in scientific research
of various origins and schools of thought. It is well-known that
paleography and codicology have been recently shown to be a focal point
for methodological considerations in the humanities, providing
important contributions to the study of the tradition of literary and
documentary texts in the ancient and medieval world. Therefore the
Journal will welcome studies of any type of text in a wide linguistic
panorama that brings together the Greek and Latin, medieval vernacular,
and the Egyptian, Arab, Armenian, Coptic, Jewish, Georgian, Persian and
Slavic worlds, stimulating reflection on the sundry historical
traditions that form the foundation of our contemporary world.

In an international perspective rich in important editorial ventures,
the journal will be especially devoted to the history of written
manuscripts in European and Mediterranean civilization, without
limitation as to chronology, type (book-related, documentary,
epigraphic, public, private), support and writing techniques. From this
point of view, the history of the book considered as the archeology of
an artifact will play a fundamental role, exploring the means of
production and enjoyment as well as the circulation of texts. The
Journal seeks to investigate every aspect of writing, including the
realm of public and private libraries, schools, the care and
restoration of books, and the training and social role of writers.

In addition to hosting essays on the aforementioned themes, «Scripta»
welcomes articles exploring topics regarding the history of studies and
methods of paleographic research, and will review publications in this
sector considered relevant to the journal's mission.

For further information, see: www.libraweb.net
The Bonefolder, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007 is Now Online at
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