ASNC Research Seminar
The ASNC Research Seminar is a forum for post-doctoral researchers working in ASNC-related topics and senior members of the ASNC department to present research papers. The seminar provides an opportunity to present new work in an informal setting, or to share with a ‘home’ audience papers intended for presentation at conferences further afield. The seminar meets monthly (though not in August), usually on the last Friday of each month, but with some flexibility depending on speaker availability. The ASNC Research Seminar is open for all members of the university to attend. Seminars are followed by a trip to a local pub.
Easter Term 2013: Forthcoming Seminars
These seminars will be held at 5pm in room GR05 of the English Faculty Building, 9 West Road.
Seminars are traditionally followed by a trip to the Red Bull afterwards. All Welcome!
Friday 26th April 2013
Orri Tómasson, Sigurður Nordal´s Íslenzk menning: A National Narrative
Friday 31st May 2013
Dr Matthias Egeler, From Veleda to the revivification of Thor’s goats: ten centuries of Celtic-Germanic religious encounters
Friday 25th January 2013
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
'Title: 'Northern Winds and Mists': Disentangling Narrative Threads in the Saga Voyages of the North Atlantic'
Friday 22nd February 2013
'Title: 'Volume one of an edition of the Worcester Chronicle'
Friday 22nd March 2013
'Title: ‘Gut feelings and bellyaches: Internal Anatomy of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract in Old English’
7th December 2012
Brittany Schorn (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic)
'Title: 'Genre and eddic poetry'
21st November 2012
Katja Ritari (University of Helsinki)
'Title: 'The theme of love in the sermons of Columbanus'
26th October 2012
Karin Stüber (Indogermanisches Seminar, Universität Zürich)
'Title: 'Periphrastic constructions in Old and Middle Irish'
25th May 2012
Dr Nick Sparks (Dept of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic)
'Title: ‘A Fragment From an Insular Manuscript of Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum’
27th April 2012
Dr Margo Griffin-Wilson (Dept of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic)
'Title: ‘Praise of Patron and Patrimony: Medieval Tales and Eulogistic Verse in Teallach coisgreatha críoch Bharrach’
23rd March 2012:
Dr Matthias Ammon (Dept of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic)
'Title: 'The Semantics of word-pairs in Old English'
24th February 2012:
Dr Levi Roach (St John’s College, Cambridge)
'Title: 'Penitential kingship: a millennial phenomenon?'
27th January 2012:
Dr Rob Crampton (Dept of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic)
Title: 'Was the author of Merugud Uilix Meic Leirtis a Platonist?'
9th December 2011:
Dr Denis Casey (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic)
Title: 'Renaissance Language Teaching and Medieval Irish Grammatical Tradition in Queen Elizabeth's Irish Primer'
25th November 2011:
Dr Elizabeth Ashman Rowe (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, and Clare Hall)
Title: 'Shaggy Breeks and Boneless Vikings: The Development of the Legend of Ragnar loðbrók'
28th October 2011:
Prof. Dr Bernhard Maier (University of Tübingen)
Title: Title: 'Bringing the ends of the earth together": Celticists and Orientalists in Victorian Britain'
17th June 2011:
Dr Paul Gazzoli, Dept of ASNC
Title: 'From confinia normannorum to tanmaurk ala? Frankish annals and the origins of Denmark.'
13th May 2011:
Dr Mark Williams, Peterhouse
Title: 'Dafydd ap Gwilym, Metaphor and Ecocriticism'
18th March 2011:
Dr Richard Dance, Dept of ASNC, and Fellow, St Catharine's College
Title: 'Lady Bertilak's buttocks, and other adventures in etymology'
28th January 2011:
Dr Nick Zair, Faculty of Classics, and Research Fellow, Peterhouse
Title: 'How can we tell if a language is Celtic?'
17th December 2010:
Dr Hilary Powell, Dept of History & Philosophy of Science, and Research Fellow, Darwin College
Title: 'Following in the footsteps of Christ: text and context in the Vita Mildrethae'
26th November 2010:
Dr Caroline Brett, Affiliated Lecturer in ASNC
Title: 'Soldiers, saints and states? Another look at the Breton migrations'
29th October 2010:
Dr Paul Russell, Reader in Celtic, ASNC
Title: 'Reading Ovid in medieval Wales'
18th June 2010:
Dr Kathryn Powell, Honorary Research Associate in ASNC
Title: 'The Scipmen Scribe and Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 383'
30th April 2010:
Dr Denis Casey, Dept of ASNC
Title: 'Towards a Critical Edition of the Annals of Clonmacnoise'
28th May 2010:
Dr Stephen Leonard, Junior Research Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Title: ‘Identity and Language in Early Iceland’
29th January 2010:
Dr Martin Brett, Life Fellow, Robinson College, Cambridge
Title: ‘Episcopal Authority and Revenue before 1180’
26th February 2010:
Dr Patricia Boulhosa, Honorary Research Associate in ASNC, University of Cambridge
Title: ‘Sagas and the Law: the Icelandic goði’
12th March 2010:
Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes, Honorary Research Associate in ASNC, University of Cambridge, and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Leicester
Title: '"He shall go to God's judgement, and experience there what he may": Ideas of Ordeals in Anglo-Saxon England'
11th December 2009:
Dr Debby Banham, Honorary Research Associate in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic
Title: 'Grantacæstir to Grontbricg: Did Offa of Mercia build the bridge at
20th November 2009:
Rory Nasmith, Junior Research Fellow, Clare College
Title: 'Understanding English Coinage c.900 - c.973: Local, National and International'
30th October 2009:
Dr Elizabeth Boyle, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
'Title: 'Catholicism, cannibalism and eucharistic controversy in Ireland'
25th September 2009:
Dr Karen George, Honorary Research Associate in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic
'Title: 'The structure and purpose of Gildas's De excidio Britonum'
26 June 2009:
Dr Kaarina Hollo, Lecturer in Irish, ASNC
The tale of Mis and Dub Ruis: antecedents and contemporary contexts
24 April 2009:
English Faculty Building Dr David Woodman, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, ASNC and Robinson College
Title: 'Charters and Hagiography in Early Northumbria
27th March 2009:
Dr Pádraic Moran, Early Irish Glossaries Project/Jesus College
Title: Féichín of Fore, Connacht and Pictland? Evidence for the cult of a midlands saint.
27th February 2009:
Dr Mark Williams, Peterhouse College
Title: Morgan Llwyd's astrology and its contexts
30th January 2009:
Dr Rebecca Rushforth, Corpus Christi College
Title: What Ealdorman Ordlaf did next: estate transmission and textual transmission in a charter of Edward the Elder
December 12th 2008:
Dr Fiona Edmonds, Lecturer in Celtic History and Fellow of Clare College
Title: 'Whithorn's renown in the early medieval period: Whithorn, Futerna and magnum monasterium' N.B. This is an opportunity to hear the 2008 Whithorn Lecture, which Dr Edmonds gave earlier this year.
November 28th 2008:
Dr Peter Stokes, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, ASNC
Title: A Ninth-Century Insular 't'? Statistical Palaeography at Work
October 31st 2008:
Dr Emily Lethbridge, Junior Research Fellow, Emmanuel College
Title: Eggertsbók: Texts and Contexts
September 26th 2008:
Dr Roy Flechner, Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College
Title: ‘Sic et non in Irish Ecclesiastical Law’
July 25th 2008:
Lizzie Boyle, Honorary Research Associate in ASNC
‘Margaret Stokes and the study of medieval Irish art in the nineteenth century’
July 4th 2008:
Dr Alderik Blom, Junior Research Fellow at Girton College
Title: 'Multilingualism and the Vocabularium Cornicum'
May 30th 2008:
Dr Sharon Rowley, Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College.
Title: 'Uncertain Origins and Idiosyncratic Styles: Some Interpretive Dilemmas in the Old English Bede'