A great opportunity for collaborative, open-access scholarship in relation to manuscript studies:
“The Manuscripts Lab” is a digital collaboration between Cambridge and Stanford that promotes the study of manuscripts.
The Lab aims to provide a digital forum for collaborative work, whether research or pedagogical, across universities and thus promote the study and research of handwritten cultures. In particular, it aims to provide an open access venue for publishing what we call “jottings.” That is, small discoveries or insights that would not necessarily make an article-length piece, but could be useful for students and scholars. Unlike blogs or similar digital publications, anything published on the website undergoes a thorough system of peer review which ensures quality, yet maintains all the benefits of open access.