Since 1967, OEN has been a source for news, announcements, and information on the world of Anglo-Saxon studies. Its annual Bibliography and Year's Work in Old English Studies are used by thousands of scholars worldwide.


Current Issue: 45.4

The current issue is 45.4, the annual bibliography. It is at the printers as of 7/16 and should be in the mail directly. 46.1 will go live online by August, 2016. (If you have or know of work that should be included in the annual bibliography, please contact the relevant subject editor, listed here.)



The Medieval Academy's conference calendar lists upcoming national and international conferences.



Professor James Campbell was an extraordinary historian of Anglo-Saxon England, fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and Fellow of the British Academy. He died 31 May 2016. RIP. (Obituary by Charles Insley; Times Obit; Guardian obit)

We are very pleased and grateful to welcome as our new bibliographer Nicole Guenther Discenza. Professor Discenza will begin with the bibliography for 2012, volume 46.4. Our thanks and good wishes to Bob Hasenfratz for his tremendous work over the years.

We are also pleased to welcome Stefan Jurasinski as the new editor of the Year's Work in Old English Studies. Professor Jursinski will begin his tenure this month. Our grateful thanks to Dan Donoghue, whose generosity and talent and steady hand kept the YWOES thriving.

Kevin Kiernan's Electronic Beowulf 4.0 is now free online.

The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources can be searched for free here.


We are pleased to announce that the Howell D. Chickering Prize in Translation has been awarded to the best translation of an Old English work in 2016: Jack Spicer's Beowulf. It is available from Lost & Found: CUNY Poetic Documents Initiative. A sample can be found here.

The Carl Berkhout Bibliography Award was presented at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. The winner for 2015 was Thomas N. Hall. The winner for 2016 was Paul Szarmach. Our most sincere congratulations go to both.

New Books and Reports

Please inform us if you have published a book within the calendar years 2013 or 2014. We will do our best to advertise it here. (Updates to the list come every few months.) Click here to see new books.


OEN Subsidia

The OEN Subsidia has been reconstituted as Old English Publications. In partnership with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, OEN will continue to publish brief studies, editions, bibliographies, and other volumes for scholarly and classroom use. We do not publish monographs. Here is a list of volumes, some of which are for sale through Medieval Institute Publications (WMU). Our first volume is Jane Toswell, trans. Jorge Luis Borges: Germanic Literatures. The second volume is Valentine A. Pakis, trans., Frederick Klaeber's Commentary on the Old English Version of Bede's Ecclesiastical History, introduction by Sharon Rowley. Please contact the editor if you wish to propose a volume.


OEN Archives and Offprints

Essays, reports, and memorials are available as offprints for volumes 32 to 44. Offprints in pdf are free. Volumes 1 to 41 are available for free in their entirety.



The MLA job list advertises a number of Old English jobs.