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Deadline CFP Biennial Conference 2021: 15 january, 2021

The deadline for the call for papers of the twentieth biennial conference of the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England is 15 January, 2021. You can find the full cfp here: https://isseme.org/isseme-conference-2021/ Note: Abstracts are handed in via Google Forms; if you do not have a Google account, you can send yourContinue reading “Deadline CFP Biennial Conference 2021: 15 january, 2021”

Date and theme for the 20th Biennieal ISSEME Conference (17-22 June, 2021)

ISSEME 2021 will be a hybrid in-person/online event hosted at four separate locations for one day each over the course of a week. DATES Thursday, 17 June:       Winchester University (Winchester, UK) Friday, 18 June:            Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) Monday, 21 June:         Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia) Tuesday, 22 June:         Leiden University (Leiden,Continue reading “Date and theme for the 20th Biennieal ISSEME Conference (17-22 June, 2021)”

Board elections

On 29 January, 2020, eight members were elected to the advisory board.

Statement on the term “Anglo-Saxon”

In 2019, this society voted to change its name from “International Society of Anglo-Saxonists” (ISAS) to “International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England” (ISSEME), in recognition of the problematic connotations that are widely associated with the terms “Anglo-Saxon” and “Anglo-Saxonist” in public discourse. ISSEME possesses no authority to legislate rules for our field;Continue reading “Statement on the term “Anglo-Saxon””

Message from the Advisory Board (19 September 2019)

The International Society of Anglo-Saxonists is an organisation for scholars interested in the language, literature, history and material culture of England and the English between the fifth and eleventh centuries CE, and which organises major conferences every two years. Its name was selected when the Society was formed in the early 1980s, as an attemptContinue reading “Message from the Advisory Board (19 September 2019)”

Message from the Executive Director (31 May 2018)

[This message first appeared as a comment on the Anglo-Saxon studies Facebook group. The immediate context was a question about a white medievalist getting a celebratory tattoo in medieval script. For broader background on race and racism in medieval studies, see Sierra Lomuto’s 2016 blog post and Peter Baker’s and Mary Rambaran-Olm’s recent reflections. ‐Webmaster] From time to time, non-academic cultureContinue reading “Message from the Executive Director (31 May 2018)”