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: 46.1 & 46.3

The current issues are 46.1 and 46.3. The annual bibliography, 45.4, was mailed to subscribers. Issue 46.2, the YWOES, will be mailed in late Spring, 2017. (If you have or know of work that should be included in the annual bibliography, please contact the relevant subject editor, listed here.)



Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies will be held at the University of Notre Dame on March 9–11, 2017. For the CFP and more information, please visit their website.

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



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 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 2015 or 2016. We will do our best to advertise it here. (Updated February 2016.) 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 We do not publish monographs.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). 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.