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 theme for CCASNC 2014 will be ‘Evidence of Corruption/Corruption of Evidence’. We hope that this theme will allow a range of discussions in a variety of fields. Potential topics concerning corruption may deal with people and events, both historical and literary or corruption of physical objects such as archaeological evidence and manuscripts including textual transmission and physical degradation. These are meant only as suggestions and inspiration, feel free to expand and adapt as you wish! Please note the deadline for submissions was 14th December 2013.

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The Committee is please to announce that the 2014 conference will be held on 15th February, 2014 and registration is now open for both the conference and the Colloquium Dinner. Details of the conference programme can be found below.

The conference registration fee for undergraduates is £5 and for all other delegates £7. This year, the Colloquium Dinner and sherry reception will be held at Newnham College. The additional cost of the three course meal is only £34 (including alcoholic beverages) or £31 (without). All fees must be paid by cheque, PayPal or bank transfer by February 5, 2014, if you wish to attend the conference dinner. Regrettably, the caterers require that we take payment for the dinner in advance, so late dinner payments cannot be accommodated. Conference-only registrations will be accepted up to and including the day of the conference. Please click the PayPal link below, or email the conference organisers at for bank details.





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