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Virtual Seminars

The International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England is pleased to announce a series of Virtual Seminars, which will consist of a 30-minute lecture as well as an open-mic event where ISSEME members can share news about their research, recent publications, CFPs, PhD-pitches and/or teaching tips. The lectures will be made freely available on YouTube; live attendance, the Q&A and open-mic events are available for ISSEME-members only. The seminars will be concluded with an opportunity to socialize digitally.  

The aim of the seminar series is to give ISSEME members an occasion to meet virtually on a regular basis, and to showcase various disciplines within our field. We hope that these virtual seminars can help bring us closer and stimulate a spirit of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and dialogue between a variety of scholars

ISSEME members who want to contribute to the open-mic events, should get in touch with Thijs Porck (m.h.porck@hum.leidenuniv.nl); a registration link for the individual lectures can be found at the bottom of this page.

The ISSEME Virtual Seminars are organised by Judith Kaup, Elise Louviot and Thijs Porck.

Please find our schedule below. Make sure to convert the time shown here according to your own time zone.

Autumn series (September-December 2022)

– Friday 30 September 2022, 4:30-5:30 pm (UK time): Chris Fern (Cotswold Archaeology): An Introduction to the Staffordshire Hoard: A Treasure of 7th-century England’. Lecture, followed by Q & A, followed by scholarship slam [open mic format – people send in slides beforehand and they can share recent publications, CFPs, announce projects, project reports, etc.]. Registration open!

– Friday 28 October 2022, 5:30-6:30 pm (Japan time): Yuta Uchikawa (Rikkyo University): “Core and Periphery in Anglo-Saxon England: The Mercian Assemblies in the Kingdom of the Anglo-Saxons and the Formation of the English Kingdom”. Lecture, followed by Q & A, followed by PhD pitches [PhD students get a chance to pitch their project in 5-minute pitches]. Registration open!

– Friday 2 December 2022, 5:30-6:30 pm (German time): Gabriele Knappe (Otto-Friedrich-Universitaet Bamberg): “Bridging cultures by teaching linguistic medievalism”. Lecture,  followed by Q & A, followed by teaching slam [open mic format – people send in slides beforehand and they can share recent teaching projects, didactic strategies, pedagogical tools, etc.] . This seminar is co-organised with TOEBI (Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland). Registration open!

Spring series (March-May 2023)

– Friday 31 March 2023: Claudia Di Sciacca (University of Udine): “efne her is cumen an draca þe me sceal forswelgan: Ælfric’s Take on Gregory the Great’s Swallowing Dragons”. Lecture, followed by Q & A, followed by scholarship slam [open mic format – people send in slides beforehand and they can share recent publications, CFPs, announce projects, project reports, etc.]. 

– Friday 28 April 2023: Anna Cichosz (University of Lodz) on Old English syntax. Lecture, followed by Q & A, followed by PhD pitches [PhD students get a chance to pitch their project in 5-minute pitches] 

– End of May 2023: Irina Dumitrescu (University of Bonn) on creative writing and new perspectives on Old English texts. Lecture,  followed by Q & A, followed by teaching slam [open mic format – people send in slides beforehand and they can share recent teaching projects, didactic strategies, pedagogical tools, etc.] 

Registration

Register here for the first seminar (September 30).

Register here for the second seminar (October 28).

Register here for the third seminar (December 2)

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