About ISAS

ISAS is an organization open to all persons interested in any aspect of the culture of early medieval England. The Society was formed to provide all scholars interested in the languages, literatures, arts, history, and material culture of the period with support in their research and to facilitate an exchange of ideas and materials within and among all disciplines. All of this is accomplished primarily through biennial meetings of the Society during which members present papers and discuss topics of mutual interest.

On 23 August 1983, the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists officially came into being when the proposed constitution of the new organization was unanimously accepted by the Assembly of Delegates at the first ISAS conference, in Belgium. Please visit our membership page for information on how to join.

The Society also sponsors a number of events, chief of which is a biennial conference. Additionally, we sponsor prizes and publications: see the events page for announcements. Our 2017 conference was held in Honolulu. Reports of the conferences are published in Anglo-Saxon England and the Old English Newsletter, and here on the ISAS web site.

The Advisory Board has recommended that prizes be awarded for various classes of publication in Anglo-Saxon (and Anglo-Latin) studies. In this section of our website, we list calls for papers as well as publications available for subscription or purchase.

We strongly encourage graduate student participation in the Society and to that end have reserved a section of our website for information, conference calls, and various other matters of immediate interest to graduate students.

Effective 1 January 2018, the officers of ISAS are:

President: Timothy Graham (Univ. of New Mexico)
First Vice-President: [vacant]
Second Vice-President: Rebecca Stephenson (Univ. College Dublin)
Executive Director: [vacant]

The members of the Advisory Board are:

Helen Foxhall Forbes (Durham Univ.)
Andrew Rabin (Univ. of Louisville)
Francesca Tinti (Univ. of the Basque Country)
[six vacancies]

ex officio:
Stephen Harris (Old English Newsletter)
Rory Naismith (Anglo-Saxon England)
[vacant] (Old English Dictionary)