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: 45.3

The current issue is 45.3, co-edited by Mary Dockray Miller. It is available here. Issue 45.1&2, the Year's Work in Old English, was mailed out the week of 5 January. 45.1 is in the archives, here: Table of Contents.


Issue 45.4

45.4, our annual bibliography, is late. Print issue 45.3&4 is expected by mid-December. (If you have or know of work that should be included in the annual bibliography, please contact Dan Donoghue or the relevant subject editor, listed here.)



MLA will meet in Austin, Texas January 7–10, 2016. ISAS was held in Scotland, 3—7 August, 2015. The Medieval Academy's conference calendar lists upcoming national and international conferences.



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

New software from Liberation Philology offers vocabulary cards and texts for two dozen languages, including Old English, Old Norse, Gothic, Latin, Sanskrit, Dutch, Icelandic, and Irish. The software can be used on an iPad, iPhone, or comparable tablet or smart phone. It costs approximately $4.00.


We are pleased to announce the creation of the Howell D. Chickering Prize in Translation, to be awarded to the best translation of an Old English work. We hope that it will be awarded annually. The Carl Berkhout Bibliography Award was not given out this year. We welcome nominations for 2016.

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 We do not publish monographs.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.