“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. This conference will take place on campus with an opportunity to present and attend online. Attendees should be members in good standing of ISSEME (become a member here).
Keynotes: at ISSEME 2023
Harriet Soper (University of Oxford) (ECR Keynote)
The workshop organized by James Paz and Eleni Ponirakis for Manchester 2023 was centred on publishing in all its forms (journals, monographs and public outreach). The workshop was a great success and a fun & fruitful day for all involved. Check out the full report here.
Programme & Abstracts
You may consult the programme of the conference here. Please, be aware that this programme is provisional and still subject to minor changes. The book containing all the abstracts is also available for your convenience.
Registration – Registration via eStore now available! (closes 22 June!)
Please register and pay via this link to the University of Manchester eStore (also if you have already pre-registered) before 22 June:
The rates for the conference are as follows:
- On campus – Full (120 GBP)
- On campus – Reduced (students/unwaged/publisher – 60 GBP)
- Online – Full (60 GBP)
- Online – Reduced (students/unwaged – 30 GBP)
These fees help pay for the conference location, keynotes, coffee/tea, student-assistants, etc. The registration fee does NOT include lunch or accommodation. In case of financial duress, members can contact our ED Elise Louviot for the fee to be waived.
Samuel Alexander Building (Oxford Road), Manchester. Rooms t.b.a.
The online alternative will consist of live streams via Zoom with an opportunity for online participation (e.g. presenting/Q&A).
Publishers, Project Reports and Book Launches at ISSEME 2023
The following publishers will attend ISSEME 2023:
The following project will deliver reports:
- Electronic Corpus of Homilies in Old English (ECHOE)
- Medieval Worlds: Muddling through the Middle Ages by Karen Jolly
- Searobend: Linked Metadata for English-Language Texts, 1000-1300
The following books and book series will be launched at ISSEME 2023:
- Tiffany Beechy, Aesthetics and the Incarnation in Early Medieval Britain (Notre Dame Press, 2023)
- Donncha MacGabhann, The Book of Kells – A Masterwork Revealed: Creators, Collaboration, and Campaigns (Sidestone Press, 2022) – website
- Book Series ‘Studies in Old English Literature‘ (Brepols, 2022-)
Additional information provided by publishers/journals/etc.:
- Journal Anglo-Saxon England: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/anglo-saxon-england
- Journal Anglia : https://www.degruyter.com/journal/key/angl/html?lang=de#submit). Please contact Prof. Ursula Lenker if you have any questions.
- Information about monograph or edited collections at Medieval Institute Publications: https://wmich.edu/medievalpublications/author-resources ; or check their Prospective Projects webform: https://wmich.edu/medievalpublications/prospectiveprojects
- Promotional blog and video for Colin Ireland’s The Gaelic Background of Old English Poetry Before Bede (MIP 2022)
Mentoring at ISSEME 2023
ISSEME will also be organizing one-on-one mentoring and networking for conference participants, with options for in-person meetings (both at Manchester and at Leeds, for those planning to attend the IMC) and for virtual meetups. To volunteer as a mentor or mentee, please fill out this form by Friday 23 June.
The conference will not make accommodation available through the University of Manchester, since it would neither be cheaper nor more convenient than accommodation available elsewhere. There is a wide range of options for staying in Manchester, so we are confident you will be able to find something suitable to your needs.
Useful information may be found on Visit Manchester
Flats are also available on Airbnb, but if you choose that option, make sure that the flat is located somewhere convenient, since the website sometimes lists properties located far away in Greater Manchester.
Call for Papers
The call for papers may be consulted here. The deadline is now past.