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.





We are pleased to announce that the theme for CCASNC 2015 will be ‘Communication and Control’. We invite postgraduate students to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to by 10th December 2014.

We hope that this theme will allow a range of discussions in a variety of fields. Potential topics might concern how individuals and institutions communicate their control of a particular sphere––whether political or ideological, whether real or imagined––and control communication through administration, composition, selection and transmission.
These are meant only as suggestions and inspiration, feel free to expand and adapt as you wish!


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The Committee is please to announce that the 2015 conference will be held on 7th February, 2015 followed by a formal dinner at Gonville and Caius College in the evening. More information on registration will follow. Our keynote speaker is Professor Stefan Brink (University of Aberdeen) on the topic of medieval Scandinavian law.

      • Conference Programme

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