ASNC Graduate Seminar
The Graduate Seminar meets regularly in all three terms. It provides a forum for current PhD students in their second or higher year to talk about their research, and to engage in discussion with all of the graduate students (MPhil and PhD) and the senior members. On special occasions, throughout the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, it meets to hear papers given by leading academics from Cambridge and elsewhere.
Forthcoming Seminars for 2013-14
These seminars are always on a Monday and usually take place in GR06/07 in the Faculty of English Building at 5:00pm
21 October 2013: Professor Dominic Powlesland (Field Archaeologist in Residence, The McDonald Institute), 'Reflections upon the Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Settlement of the Vale of Pickering, Yorkshire '
28 October 2013: Dr Immo Warntjes (Queen's University, Belfast), 'Willibrord the computist: harbinger of the Carolingian renaissance?'
11 November 2013: Dr Anna Gannon (ASNC HRA), 'Christianity in Early Anglo-Saxon England: the evidence through art and coinage'
25 November 2013: Dr Barry Lewis (Cardiff),`Welsh and Irish Elements in the Hagiography of St Cybi of Holyhead'
2 December 2013: Graduate Presentations (Rosie Bonté, Maria Ramandi, Jo Shortt-Butler)
27 January 2014: Graduate Presentations (Julia Bolotina, Rosalind Lintott, Tony Harris)
3 February 2014: Dr Rory Naismith, Dr Francesca Tinti (University of the Basque Country) and Prof Simon Keynes, 'Popes and Robbers: The English Embassy to Rome in 1061'
17 February 2014: Dr Erik Niblaeus (CRASSH Fellow), 'The Liturgy of Medieval Lund: Sources and Influence'
24 February 2014: Graduate Presentations (Sara Lackner, Julianne Pigott, Myriah Williams)
03 March 2014: Professor Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), 'Medical Writing in Early Modern Irish, 1350-1600'
12 May 2014: Professor Alison Finlay (Birkbeck), Title TBC
19 May 2014: Dr Martin Foys (KCL), Title TBC
Recent Graduate Seminars
- 06 May: Dr Matthias Egeler (St Catherine's College, Cambridge), 'Hunting paradise islands and catching stags on the world tree, or: the potential of comparative approaches to medieval Otherworlds'
- 13 May Dr Máirín MacCarron (National University of Ireland, Galway), 'Saints and saint-making: modern canonisation and medieval hagiography'
- 20 May Dr Amy Mulligan (University of Notre Dame), 'Narrative Topographies and Virtual Geographies of Twelfth-Century Ireland'.
- 28 Jan: Graduate Presentations (Eoghan Ahern, Rob Gallagher, Razvan Stanciu)
- 11 Feb: Jón Viðar Sigurðsson 'The beautiful Viking: thoughts on ideology, rulership and social hierarchy'
- 18 Feb: Chris Lewis 'Profiling English landed society in 1066: a progress report'
- 25 Feb: Graduate Presentations (David Baker, Ellie Heans-Glogowska, Alice Hicklin)
- 15 Oct: Anthony Harvey (Royal Irish Academy), ‘Cambro-Romance? Celtic Britain's Counterpart to Hiberno-Latin’
- 29 Oct Philip Durkin (Oxford), 'Investigating the impact of loanwords on the basic vocabulary of English: some possible approaches'
- 12 Nov: Dr Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide (University of Bergen), 'The emergence of Christianity in Norway: who, how, where and when?'
- 19 Nov: Jennifer Neville (Royal Holloway), 'Truth is Trickiest: Taking the Exeter Book Riddles Seriously'
- 21 May: Dr Elizabeth Boyle (ASNC), 'The Transmission of Latin Philosophical Texts from Ireland in Twelfth-Century England'
- 7 May: Professor Thomas Clancy (Glasgow) and Dr Rachel Butter (Glasgow), ‘From St. Baldred's Boat to Exmagirdle: Saints and their Cults in the Place-Names of Scotland’
- 14 May: Dr Carl Phelpstead (Cardiff University), ‘Nature and Nation: Towards an Ecocritical Reading of the Sagas of Icelanders’
- 27 February: Dr Alban Gautier, (Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale), 'Seneschals and butlers in Anglo-Saxon royal courts'
- 20 February: Graduate presentations - Sarah Waidler: 'The Interaction of Poetry and Prose in Three Saints' Lives from the Book of Lismore' and Chris Voth: 'What Lies Beneath: The Application of Digital Technology to Recover Writing Obscured by a Chemical Reagent'
- 6 February: Graduate presentations - Silva Nurmio: 'Optional Plural Marking and the Animacy Hierarchy in Middle Welsh' and Helen Oxenham: 'Women in combat in early Ireland'.
- 30 January: Dr Pádraic Moran (National University of Ireland, Galway), 'Language learning in the ninth century: The St Gall Priscian glosses'
- 23 January: Professor Juan Luis Garcia Alonso (University of Salamanca), 'Celtic in Spain'