ISSEME Mentoring Program 2022

Although this is a by-year for ISSEME’s own conference, we’d still like to take advantage of the summer conference season to connect ISSEME members through our mentorship program! You can sign up as a mentor, mentee, or both through this link. There are two format options: in-person at Leeds, or virtual anytime. If you volunteered asContinue reading “ISSEME Mentoring Program 2022”

New Publication: The Gaelic Background of Old English Poetry before Bede 

Seventh-century Gaelic law-tracts delineate professional poets (filid) who earned high social status through formal training. These poets cooperated with the Church to create an innovative bilingual intellectual culture in Old Gaelic and Latin. Bede described Anglo-Saxon students who availed themselves of free education in Ireland at this culturally dynamic time. Gaelic scholars called sapientes (“wiseContinue reading “New Publication: The Gaelic Background of Old English Poetry before Bede “

ISSEME election results February 2022

In early February 2022, ISSEME held its board elections. The main results are as follows: The revised constitution (now available here) was accepted with an overwhelming majority (96%). As a consequence, our ex officio board members, Stephen Harris (Old English Newsletter) and Rory Naismith (Anglo-Saxon England), will be stepping down and we will accept 6Continue reading “ISSEME election results February 2022”

Looking back at ISSEME 2021 ‘Contributions’ (17-18;21-22 June, 2021)

Mid-June 2021, the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England (ISSEME) organised its twentieth biennial conference. The conference was a unique, online and truly global event, with the hosting spread across four different universities in four different countries and three different continents. With over 150 participants, 55 papers, 5 keynotes, 4 project reportsContinue reading “Looking back at ISSEME 2021 ‘Contributions’ (17-18;21-22 June, 2021)”

Statement Regarding Al Jazeera Story

As many of you are aware, Al Jazeera and other media outlets recently published stories that include several women’s accounts of professional misconduct by Andy Orchard, a former member of this Society. Andy Orchard has not been a member of ISSEME since 2019 and will not attend future ISSEME events. We take these allegations seriously andContinue reading “Statement Regarding Al Jazeera Story”

ISSEME Publication Awards 2021

Best Book Chris Fern, Tania Dickinson & Leslie Webster, ed., The Staffordshire Hoard: An Anglo-Saxon Treasure, London, Society of Antiquaries of London, 2019 A very detailed and scholarly yet accessible publication, suitable for specialist scholars and anyone simply interested in the Hoard. Three strands (book, specialist reports and surveys and catalogue) follow a balanced andContinue reading “ISSEME Publication Awards 2021”


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