Nicholas Howe, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies in Oakland, California

Nicholas Howe, one of the world's leading scholars of Anglo-Saxon studies, died of complications arising from leukemia September 27, 2006 in Oakland, California. R. M. Liuzza of the University of Tennessee has posted an obituary on the Old English Newsletter website.

A professor of English and Renaissance and Medieval Studies at various universities, Howe ended his career at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the author of numerous books and papers including Migration and Mythmaking in Anglo-Saxon England and his last book Writing the Map of Anglo-Saxon England: Essays in Cultural Geography.