Aims and Scope

Matenadaran: Medieval and Early Modern Armenian Studies is a biannual (two issues per year), peer-reviewed academic journal published in English, French, German, and Italian by the ''Matenadaran'' Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts. It encourages interdisciplinary research on medieval and early modern history and culture, with a particular emphasis on Armenian Studies.

MEMAS aims to foster a truly systematic and comparative analysis of manuscript cultures worldwide and to bring together the historical, philological, codicological and cultural aspects of different manuscript traditions.

MEMAS welcomes articles in the various fields of Humanities, including but not limited to Source Study, History, Theology, Manuscript Studies, Philology and Art from the 5th century to the 18th century to promote exploration of medieval texts and archival documents, and comparative approaches are also encouraged. Considering the extensive period of the manuscript and archival materials of the Matenadaran, articles related to the 19th century may also be acceptable.

We particularly invite studies of wide-ranging connectivity to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in Medieval Studies, to open up new spaces for discussion, and to help develop global perspectives.

MEMAS is financially supported by the Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts-Matenadaran and therefore does not charge an article processing for open-access publication. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.