A parallel corpus of Old English-English
A piece of excellent news for Old English studies coming from our SELIM members. The Nerthus Project, based in La Rioja University, Spain, has just released ParCorOEv2, a fully-searchable online corpus of Old English prose, with c. 100,000 words of parallel text. The project is the product of Javier Martín Arista's initiative and the collaborative efforts of a dedicated group of compilers and system analysts. Register at www.nerthusproject.com/.
Miguel Gomes Gargamala, new member of the Board
SELIM celebrates the arrival of Miguel Gomes Gargamala on the Board. A Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland, Miguel has been a committed member of the Society for 15 years now, contributing decisively to the field of Old English poetry and translation. He will be continuing the superb work his predecessor, María José Esteve Ramos, did with student outreach and support. Huge thanks, María José, and welcome, Miguel!
Vol. 25 of SELIM Journal is out for autumn reading!
Of ye Olde Englisch Langage and Textes now out
Some of the best contributions from SELIM 30 have now seen the light in a volume published by Peter Lang. The compilation tackles aspects of diachronic linguistics, literary and translatorial issues, paleography and codicology. Warm congratulations to editors Rodrigo Pérez Lorido, Carlos Prado Alonso and Paula Rodríguez-Puente.
SELIM 32 postponed
RIP Professor Richard Sharpe
SELIM Society greatly regrets the untimely death of Professor Richard Sharpe. Professor Sharpe was one of the Plenary Speakers at SELIM 31. At the time of his death, he was indexing his Clóliosta and was in talks with editors about his Lyell Lectures on Libraries and Books in Medieval England. Both will be forthcoming next year. We shall treasure the time we spent with him in Valladolid and feel truly honoured to have had with us such an outstanding scholar and human being. R.I.P.
ICHLL11 at the University of Rioja next June 2020
The 11th International Conference for Historical Lexicography and Lexicology this year will be hosted by Univ Rioja, with the theme 'Historical Lexicography and Lexicology in the Digital Era.' Plenaries on Old Spanish, Old Norse, and Old English. The event is organised with our own Javier Martín Arista in the lead. Proposals for oral presentations and posters via nerthusproject by 17 March 2020. POSTPONED. Check website to join in 2021.
Student Bursaries Scheme 2019-2020 announced
SELIM is pleased to announce its Student Bursary scheme for 2019-2020. Students whose papers have been accepted for inclusion in its forthcoming conference at Oxford can apply if they are members of the Society and do not have a stable source of income. Applications open from 1 February 2020. Further info at Activities.
The Society's sponsorship grants now available
The Society is now accepting applications for the 2020 course and event sponsorship programme. Applications are open for all SELIM members on a first-come-first-served-basis. The application deadline is 31 December 2019. See the Activites page for description of the grants available and terms and conditions.
SELIM 32 to be held at University of Oxford
For the first time in its history, SELIM will hold its annual conference outside of Spain. The University of Oxford will host the 32nd Conference of SELIM on September 24–26, 2020. The theme of the conference will be European Connections and Medieval English Studies.
Old English Syntax and Semantics Symposium
The 2019 edition of the Old English Syntax and Semantics Symposium will be held at the University of La Rioja on November 8-9, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted completely anonymised and in PDF format, by September 30, 2019.
Plenary speakers at SELIM 31
Susan Irvine (University College London), Richard Sharpe (University of Oxford), María José López-Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela), and Anke Bernau (University of Manchester) to deliver plenary sessions at the 31st Conference of SELIM, hosted by the University of Valladolid.
New President and Secretary-Treasurer
Professor Javier Martín Arista (Universidad de La Rioja) has been elected President of the Sociedad Española de Lengua Inglesa Medieval. Dr. Rafael Pascual (University of Oxford) is the new Secretary-Treasurer of the Society.
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