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 Issues: 46.2

The current issue is 46.2. It arrived to subscribers the first week of January. If you have not received your issue, please contact the editor.

Issues 46.1 and 46.3 are on-line. 1 and 3 are always on-line. Only issues 2 and 4 are printed.

If you have work that should be included in the annual bibliography, please contact the relevant subject editor, listed here.



ISAS 2017 was held in Honolulu at the University of Hawaii on July 31 - 4 August, 2017. For more information, please visit the website.

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



We are very pleased to welcome as our new bibliographer Nicole Guenther Discenza. Professor Discenza is at work on volume 46.4.

Parker Library on the Web 2.0 will be free beginning 10 January 2018. Click here for the website.

Kevin Kiernan's Electronic Beowulf 4.0 is free online.

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


The Howell D. Chickering Prize in Translation was 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.

New Books and Reports

Please inform us if you have published a book within the calendar years 2015 or 2016. We will do our best to advertise it here. (Updated February 2016.) Click here to see new books.

If you would like your work reviewed in YWOES, please send copies of articles or books to Stefan Jurasinski, the new editor of the Year's Work in Old English Studies.


OEN Subsidia

The OEN Subsidia has been reconstituted as Old English Publications. In partnership with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, OEN publishes brief studies, editions, bibliographies, and other volumes for scholarly and classroom use. We do not publish monographs. Here is a list of volumes. Some are for sale through Medieval Institute Publications (WMU). 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 42 are available for free in their entirety.



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