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’. The Call for Papers has now closed for this year.



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

Registration is now open for the event. Please find below links for both the programme as well as a registration form that includes catering information. The registration fee for undergraduates is £5 and for all other delegates £7. This year, the Colloquium wine reception and dinner will be held at Gonville & Caius College. The cost of the three course meal is £38 with alcohol and £33 without. All fees must be paid in cheque or via paypal (which can be accessed via the button below) by JANUARY 21, 2015 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. If you have any questions regarding payment, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee at


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