Biennial Publication Prizes

A list of past awardees may be found here.)

  • Best Essay (paper or electronic), of at least 2000 words, in a journal or edited volume, on any subfield or subject in Anglo-Saxon studies ($100);
  • Best First Monograph on any subject in any subfield of the discipline ($100);
  • Best Book - single or co-authored by any scholar(s) in any subfield(s) of the discipline ($100).
  • Best Edition or Translation (in any medium) of one or more Anglo-Saxon texts in any language ($100).
  • Best Research Aid (in any medium) - nominations may include catalogues, bibliographies, encyclopedias, databases, dictionaries, and companions ($100).

• Submissions for this competition (to be awarded in the Summer of 2019 at the Albuquerque ISAS conference) must have been published in calendar year 2017 or 2018 (i.e. January 2017-December 2018).

• Members may submit publications in any language for consideration.

• Authors of submitted work must be members of ISAS by January 15, 2019 (see www.isasweb.net/mem.html for details on how to become a member).

• Nominations, accompanied by a copy of the publication & statement of the category of submission, may be submitted digitally (or by post, for longer works) to Johanna Kramer, the Prize Committee Chair, with a brief note of submission, on or before January 15, 2019:

send or email submissions to:
Johanna Kramer (kramerji@missouri.edu)
Department of English
114 Tate Hall,
Columbia, MO 65211-1500
United States

Specific Publications

The Old English Newsletter publishes subsidia which can be had inexpensively from its press; for more information, click here.

Anglo-Saxon England, published annually by Cambridge University Press is available to members for a significant discount; here is the most recent information provided:

The price (in USD) for the ISAS members is $72.00 - about a 20% discount from individual subscription rate of $89.00. You can contact CUP, who can provide you with a proforma invoice for a volume, or you can contact them by phone with your credit card information.

US, Canada, Mexico:
Helen Sunakawa, Customer Services Representative
Customer Services Journals, Cambridge University Press, The Americas,
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Phone: 800-872-7423 - x4411
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Email: hsunakawa@cambridge.org

UK, Europe and Rest of the World:
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Email: journals@cambridge.org

ISAS Essays and Studies in Anglo-Saxon England

ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) publishes a series of ISAS volumes, which are provided free at the time of publication to ISAS members who are currently members in good standing. Starting with volume 7, all ISAS scholarship will become open access two years after its publication.

Click on volume images to order. Past volumes are:

(Volume 1)
Conversion and Colonization in Anglo-Saxon England

Edited by Catherine E. Karkov and Nicholas Howe (2006)
Conversion and Colonization in Anglo-Saxon England is a collection of ten essays by acknowledged experts in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies. Papers range in scope from the conversion of the English to Christianity, to the expansion of Anglo-Saxon culture beyond the British Isles; and from early Anglo-Saxon burial goods to the evidence for and treatment of disease. As the essays in this book show, conversion and colonization in the England of the Anglo-Saxon period were often localized phenomena that registered themselves at different moments, in different places, and in different forms of cultural production.
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Anglo-Saxons and the North: Essays Reflecting the Theme of the 10th Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists in Helsinki, August 2001
Edited by Matti Kilpiö, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, Jane Roberts, and Olga Timofeeva (2009)
Anglo-Saxons and the North is a wide-ranging collection of essays by acknowledged experts in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies.
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Anglo-Saxon England and the Continent
Edited by Hans Sauer and Joanna Story, and Gaby Waxenberger (2011)
This volume explores some aspects of the relations between Anglo-Saxon England (449 to 1066) and the Continent. They worked both ways. Continental scholars and texts came to England: among the former were Abbo of Fleury and some of King Alfred's learned helpers; among the latter were the Beowulf story, Genesis B, and a number of medical texts. On the other hand many Englishmen and Englishwomen as well as manuscripts came to the Continent: among the scholars and missionaries were Alcuin, Boniface, and Willibald, and nuns such as Hugeburc and Leoba; among the princesses was Eadgyth, or Edith, the wife of the German king and later emperor Otto I; among the manuscripts was the Codex Amiatinus, the oldest manuscript containing the complete Latin Vulgate Bible. Travels to Italy, especially Rome, were commonplace, and pilgrimages to Jerusalem were also undertaken.
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Anglo-Saxon Traces
Edited by Jane Roberts and Lesile Webster (2011)
Found on the banks of the River Ivel, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, in 2001, and acquired by the British Museum in 2006, the unique gold mancus of Coenwulf of Mercia (796821), minted at London, was adopted as an apt logo for the Anglo-Saxon Traces conference. The seventeen papers brought together in this collection under the same title share a strong evidential focus. Remembering and celebrating England's Anglo-Saxon past, the contributors reflect on the sense of place, on buildings and their uses, and on the changing landscape. Archaeological evidence is deployed to illuminate aspects of settlement, trade, and health and disability. Historical evidence is brought to bear on issues of wealth, status, and religion, on the ownership of treasure, precious artefacts, manuscripts and the scripts in which they were written, on the written records, and on the less tangible remains that help shape and interpret the past.
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The Maritime World of the Anglo-Saxons
Edited by Stacy S. Klein and William Schipper (2014)
The twenty-first century has been marked by an "oceanic turn" and by groundbreaking new research on the previously hidden depths of maritime life, literature, and culture. The Maritime World of the Anglo-Saxons builds upon these new areas of research as the first major volume of essays to explore Anglo-Saxon England's complex relationship to its maritime history, economy, and sensibilities. Individual essays focus on maritime travel, Viking invasions by sea, littoral culture, the archeology of the whale, and literary mythologies of monstrous sea creatures, bringing together insights from a range of disciplines: archeology, history, literature, paleography, linguistics, art history, critical theory, geography, and cultural studies.
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Anglo-Saxon England and the Visual Imagination
Edited by Jack Niles and Stacy S. Klein and John Wilcox (2016)
How did the Anglo-Saxons visualize the world that they inhabited? How did their artwork and iconography help to confirm their identity as a people? What influences shaped their visual imagination?

This volume brings together a wide range of scholarly perspectives on the role of visuality in the production of culture. Jewels, weapons, crosses, coins, and other artifacts; descriptive passages in literature; types of script; deluxe illuminated manuscripts; and runes and other written inscriptions, whether real or imagined - all receive scrutiny in this collection of new essays. Noteworthy for its interdisciplinary scope, the volume features arresting work by experts in archaeology, art history, literary studies, linguistics, numismatics, and manuscript studies. The volume as a whole demonstrates the power of current scholarship to cast light on the visual imagination of the past.