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New Voices 2023

Check out the instructions for submitting a proposal for the New Voices sessions at Leeds & Kalamazoo in 2023. Deadlines for submission: September 1st & September 15th! In-person & virtual participation is possible for both events.

ISSEME 2023: Manchester

“Environments” will be the theme of the 21st biennial conference of the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England, planned for 28-30 June, 2023, at the University of Manchester.

ISSEME DONATES 1800 USD to The Dictionary of Old English

Every year, the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England donates to charities related to the disciplines in our field in order to upkeep its status as a nonprofit organization. For 2021, ISSEME has decided to donate the full annual amount to the Dictionary of Old English Project. The Dictionary of Old English defines the vocabulary of…

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 as a…

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 (“wise…

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 6…

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 reports…

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