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Graduate Students

The International Society of Anglo-Saxonists offers a number of opportunities for graduate students working in all areas of Anglo-Saxon studies.  Every two years the Society hosts a graduate workshop which takes place just before the ISAS biennial conference and it annually sponsors  ‘New Voices in Anglo-Saxon Studies’ sessions by graduate students and young researchers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University and at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.  The Society is able to offer a number of travel awards to enable students to attend the graduate workshop.  Students are also encouraged to apply for funding from the Lynne Grundy Memorial trust, with which the Society maintains close ties.


Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust. Lynne Grundy was well-known to members of ISAS, not least for her unsurpassed work on the theology of her fellow Eynsham alumn, Aelfric. This Trust continues to honour her memory by offering several grants annually to students and faculty. For more information, please visit the Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust.


Early Career Workshops: ISAS 2017 (Hawai'i)

At ISAS-Hawai'i, twenty-two graduate students and early career scholars participated in one of two workshops over the weekend of July 29-30.

At the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) Early Career Workshop in Digital Humanities, Martin Foys, Ben Albritton and Elaine Treharne conducted a two-day seminar exploring resources for digital medievalism, including Text Technologies' Global Currents, the Digital Mappa Project, Mirador, and IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework), and participants performed hands-on work to learn how to use such resources in their own scholarly work. Through generous funding from CESTA, the workshop was free, and, participants received bursaries to cover travel and housing costs.

At the Jerry H. Bentley Graduate Student Workshop: The Global Anglo-Saxonists, Fabio López-Lázaro and Karen Jolly worked with participants to explore practical ways to broaden their interdisciplinary training in Anglo-Saxon studies for global careers, including ways to analyze the historical evidence in their own area of research using comparative methods, post-colonial theory, and indigenous studies. Because of a generous donation in memory of world historian Jerry H. Bentley, this workshop was free and participants received complimentary registration in the ISAS conference and free housing for eight nights covering the workshop and the ISAS meeting See the first part of this Storify collection for details, photos and summaries of these workshops.

Graduate Workshop ISAS 2015 (Glasgow)

At ISAS-Glasgow, fourteen graduate students from North America and Europe participated in the pre-conference graduate workshop on 'Tools of the Trade'. This was a free workshop, and included free registration and accommodation for the subsequent conference. The workshop was organised by Daria Izdebska, who provided expert tutoring on digital resources alongside Marc Alexander, Director of the Historical Thesaurus of English. Other highlights included studying with archaeologist John Hines, and working with master bladesmith James Elmslie to forge, inlay and inscribe seaxes for every participant. See this Storify collection for photos and details.

Graduate Workshop ISAS 2013 (Dublin)

On 28-29 July, 2013, 16 graduate students and recent PhDs from the United States, Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Holland, Canada and Granada participated in a graduate workshop on 'Digital Resources: Data and Databases'. The workshop was run by Dr Peter Stokes from the Department of Digital Humanities in King's College, London, with sessions by Professor Toni Healey from the Toronto Dictionary of Old English, Professor Michael Drout, of Wheaton College, the lead investigator on the interdisciplinary Lexomics project (http://lexomics.wheatoncollege.edu).

Full details of the workshop may be found here,while slides and worksheets from Peter Stokes's presentations may be found here and here .

ISAS 2011

At ISAS 2011 in Madison, grants were awarded to sixteen graduate students and recent PhDs to fund their participation in a hands-on workshop on "Making (and Theorizing) the Early Medieval Book." The workshop was be led by Jonathan Wilcox of the University of Iowa and Michelle Brown of the University of London. The amount of money awarded defrayed travel costs to and from Madison. In addition, awardees were be provided with free housing in dormitory units for the duration of both the workshop and the conference.

Full details of the workshop may be found here, and photos of the workshop in action here: here.