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 2016 will be 'Faith and Fabrication'. The Call for Papers has now closed for this year.



The Committee is pleased to announce that the 2016 conference will be held on Saturday 13th February 2016 in room GR 06/07 in the Faculty of English, and will be followed by a formal dinner in Selwyn College. Our keynote speaker is Professor Richard Gameson (Durham University), who will deliver a lecture on ‘Faith and Fabrication in the Gospels of St Augustine of Canterbury’.

The programme for the 2016 conference and the menu for the post-conference dinner in Selwyn College can be found here.

The registration fee is £5 for undergraduates and £7 for all other delegates. The dinner will cost £35 with an optional supplement of £4 + VAT for alcoholic beverages. In order to register and pay for the conference and optional dinner, please follow the ‘Register Here’ link below. Vegetarian requests along with any other dietary requirements can be included in the online form.  The online booking system will close on Wednesday 27th January, however cash or cheque payments for the conference only will be accepted up to and including the day of the conference. Late dinner payments cannot be accommodated.  Any cheques for registration payments should be made payable to ‘CCASNC’. Advance payments for registration by cheque or cash should be sent to the following address:

Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
9 West Road

For any queries please email

There will be a cash-only bookstall on the day so please bring cash.





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