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Cambridge Colloquium in ASNC

The Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (CCASNC) was held for the first time in 2000. It is organised by the graduate students in the Department. A plenary paper is given by an invited speaker, generally from outside the University, and shorter papers are given by graduate students from Cambridge and elsewhere, on the designated theme. The proceedings are published in Quaestio Insularis.

CCASNaC is an annual colloquium run by a committee elected from the postgraduate community in the department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. Initially focusing on the literature and history of the early mediaeval British Isles and Scandinavia, CCASNaC has, as it has developed, come to include papers on the all aspects of the early Insular world, including material culture, theology, palaeography, art history and musicology.

The papers given at CCASNaC are published in the proceedings journal, Quaestio Insularis, which also publishes the paper of the colloquium’s keynote speaker (usually a renowned scholar in the field). Copies of Quaestio Insularis are available from the department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.



The 2013 conference will be held on February 16th in Cambridge at the Faculty of English site on West Road. A formal dinner will be held the same evening at a Cambridge college. More details will be posted here once booking arrangements for the dinner have been completed.


The committee invites proposals on the theme of ‘Brave New World’ from postgraduate students in the fields of medieval history, literature, archaeology, art history and linguistics in the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic worlds. Papers should take no longer than 20 minutes to deliver. Please submit a 250-word abstract to ccasnc [at] gmail.com by 14th December 2012.

You can find out more about the colloquium on Facebook on twitter at @CCASNAC and at academia.edu.

The call for papers can be found on the Facebook page and/or is available here.

2013 Committee Members:

  • Robert Gallagher, (St John’s College)
  • Alice Hicklin, (Trinity College)
  • Alexandra Reider, (Wolfson College)
  • Tony Harris, (Sidney Sussex College)
  • Rebecca Merkelbach, (Clare College)
  • Eleanor Heans-Glogowska, (Newnham College)
  • Myriah Williams, (Corpus Christi College)

2012 Committee Members:

  • Joanne Shortt Butler, (Clare Hall)
  • Robert Gallagher, (St John’s College)
  • Silva Nurmio, (St John’s College)
  • Razvan Stanciu, (St John’s College)
  • Alice Hicklin, (Trinity College)
  • Sarah Waidler, (Trinity Hall)

2011 Committee Members:

  • Simon Patterson, (Corpus Christi College)
  • David Baker, (Magdalene College)
  • Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, (Pembroke College)
  • Joanne Shortt Butler, (Clare Hall)
  • Georgia Henley, (Trinity College)
  • Rosalind Marshall, (Trinity Hall)

2010 Committee Members:

  • Megan Cavell, (Corpus Christi College)
  • Christine Bolze, (Newnham College)
  • Phillip Dunshea, (Sidney Sussex College)
  • Simon Patterson, (Corpus Christi College)
  • Levi Roach, (Trinity College)

For more information click here to go to the official site of Cambridge Colloquium in ASNC