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.

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.


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The call for papers has now closed.



This year's conference will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020 in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, and will be followed by a formal dinner. The keynote speaker is Dr Francis Leneghan (University of Oxford).

Registration for this year's conference has now opened. The Colloquium takes place on Saturday 8th February 2020, and features papers from postgraduate students working on a variety of topics connected to the languages, literature, history and material culture early medieval Northern Europe.

Conference Programme

The conference will be followed by a wine reception open to all attendees. A post-conference dinner will also be taking place at Wolfson College.

Dinner Menu

ou can register to attend by following the link above. Registration costs £8 for undergraduate and £10 for everyone else. Attendance at the post-conference dinner will cost £36 for non-drinking tickets and £42 for drinking tickets.

2020 Committee Members

  • Presidents - Patrick McAlary (St Catherine's College) and Brittany Hanlon (Jesus College)
  • Treasurer - Calum Platts (Christ's College)
  • Catering - Brigid Ehrmantraut (Wolfson College)
  • Book Stall - Eleanor Smith (Peterhouse)
  • Publicity - Kathryn Haley-Halinski (Pembroke College)
  • Secretary - Lee Colwill (Pembroke College)


2019 Committee Members

  • Presidents - Anouk Nuijten (Lucy Cavendish College) and Sven Rossel (Pembroke College)
  • Treasurer - Calum Platts (Christ's College)
  • Catering - Patrick McAlary (St Catharine's College)
  • Book Stall - Claudia Hossbach (Corpus Christi College)
  • Publicity - Alisa Valpola-Walker (King's College)
  • Secretary - Brittany Hanlon (Jesus College)


2018 Committee Members:

  • President - Tom Grant (King's College)
  • Treasurer - Francesco Colombo (Clare College)
  • Catering - Bathsheba Wells-Dion (St. Catharine's College)
  • Book Stall - Alice Taylor (St. John's College)
  • Publicity - Anouk Nuijten (Lucy Cavendish College)
  • Secretary - Sven Rossel (Pembroke College)


2017 Committee Members:

  • Presidents - Alice Taylor (St John's College) and Jon Wright (Magdalene College)
  • Treasurer - James McIntosh (Fitzwilliam College)
  • Catering - Tom Grant (King's College)
  • Book Stall - Sarah Christensen (Pembroke College)
  • Publicity - Sven Rossel (Pembroke College)
  • Secretary - Emma Knowles (Corpus Christi College)

2016 Committee Members:

  • Presidents - Ben Guy (Pembroke College) and Katherine Olley (Trinity College)
  • Treasurer - Rebecca Thomas (St John's College)
  • Catering - Jon Wright (Magdalene College)
  • Book Stall - Ben Allport (Girton College)
  • Publicity - David McCay (St John's College)
  • Secretary - Indeg Williams (Emmanuel College)

2015 Committee Members:

  • President - Caitlin Ellis (Gonville & Caius College)
  • Treasurer - Benjamin Guy (Pembroke College)
  • Catering - Katherine Olley (Newnham College)
  • Book Stall - David Callander (Emmanuel College)
  • Publicity - Nick Hoffman (Sidney Sussex College)
  • Secretary - Rebecca Shercliff (St John's College)

2014 Committee Members:

  • Presidents - Eleanor Heans-Glogowska (Newnham College), Myriah Williams (Corpus Christi College)
  • Treasurer - Chandar Lal (Darwin College)
  • Catering - Caitlin Ellis (Gonville and Caius College)
  • Book Stall - Maria Theresa Ramandi (St Edmund's College)
  • Publicity - Julia Bolotina (St John's College)
  • Secretary - Eoghan Ahern (Darwin College)

2013 Committee Members:

  • Robert Gallagher, (St John's College)
  • Alice Hicklin, (Trinity College)
  • Alexandra Reider, (Wolfson College)
  • Tony Harris, (Sidney Sussex College)
  • Rebecca Merkelbach, (Clare College)
  • Eleanor Heans-Glogowska, (Newnham College)
  • Myriah Williams, (Corpus Christi College)

2012 Committee Members:

  • Joanne Shortt Butler, (Clare Hall)
  • Robert Gallagher, (St John's College)
  • Silva Nurmio, (St John's College)
  • Razvan Stanciu, (St John's College)
  • Alice Hicklin, (Trinity College)
  • Sarah Waidler, (Trinity Hall)

2011 Committee Members:

  • Simon Patterson, (Corpus Christi College)
  • David Baker, (Magdalene College)
  • Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, (Pembroke College)
  • Joanne Shortt Butler, (Clare Hall)
  • Georgia Henley, (Trinity College)
  • Rosalind Marshall, (Trinity Hall)

2010 Committee Members:

  • Megan Cavell, (Corpus Christi College)
  • Christine Bolze, (Newnham College)
  • Phillip Dunshea, (Sidney Sussex College)
  • Simon Patterson, (Corpus Christi College)
  • Levi Roach, (Trinity College)


For more information contact the CCASNC Committee at ccasnc [ @ ]