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CFP: Bulletin of the John Rylands Library

The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library was established in 1903. A revised scope has been established for the journal: some of the highlighted areas will be of interest to members of this list. Submissions to this peer-reviewed journal are invited.

Scope of the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library

The John Rylands Library in Manchester houses one of the finest collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives in the world. The collections span five millennia and cover a wide range of subjects, including art and archaeology; economic, social, political, religious and military history; literature, drama and music; science and medicine; theology and philosophy; travel and exploration. For over a century, the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library has published research that complements the Library’s special collections. The editors invite the submission of articles in these fields and welcome discussion of in-progress projects.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

· Manuscript and archive studies
· Textual transmission and bibliographical studies
· The histories of printing and publishing
· The transmission and reception of the Bible
· The history of religion, with particular regard to evangelical Christianity and the Dissenting and Nonconformist traditions
· Visual culture, including manuscript illumination and the printed image
· Social and cultural history, and the history of medicine

The editors also invite the submission of descriptive articles or shorter notices pertinent to items in the Library collections and those held in other institutions of the University of Manchester. Further information can be found in the Library’s Guide to Special Collections (


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