To celebrate the publication of Ormulum, OS 360 and 361, many members of the Society attended an afternoon of talks and a party at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, on Friday 22 September 2023. Speakers were Laura Ashe, Andrew Cooper, Richard Dance, Kees Dekker, Sara Pons-Sanz and Ad Putter. It was a pleasure to meet many members there.
The poster is here.
In 2014, the Early English Text Society celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding. For a century and a half the Society has published editions of Old and Middle English and Older Scots literature for modern readers.
As part of the celebrations of the 150th birthday of the Society, the Society held a workshop for graduate students and recently postdoctoral scholars, Textuality in Transition: A workshop on editing texts from medieval Britain, on 20-21 May 2014. Textuality in Transition introduced the theory and practice of editing to a new generation of students of English language, literature and manuscripts studies, to enable them to take up editing projects for themselves. There were lectures, discussions and practical exercises in editing in groups, led by the members of the Council of the Early English Text Society and others.
On 26 June 2014 the Council of the Society invited former and future editors, various suporters from institutions such as the Scottish text Society and the British Academy and people who teach Old and Middle English language, literature and textual criticism to a party to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Society.
To celebrate its 150th birthday, the EETS tweeted a quotation each day from the Old and Middle English texts printed in its edition, in sequence. For the EETS Tweets, see EETS on Twitter. Many of the quotations were selected by graduate student members of the Society.
On 20-21 May 2010 the Early English Text Society hosted a conference on Editing Medieval Texts. Papers delivered at the conference have now been published as Probable Truth: Editing Medieval Texts from Britain in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Vincent Gillespie and Anne Hudson (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013). Copies can be purchased direct from Brepols. Individual members of the Society were able to order the book at a substantial discount with the flyer included in the annual mailing in late 2013.