POSTPONED: Today’s Research Seminar (25 November)
Nov 25 @ 11:24 – 12:24

We regret to announce that the ASNC Research Seminar with Victoria Flood entitled ‘Historia Fabulosa’: Writing fairies in England and Wales,  originally scheduled for this evening, has had to be postponed until Lent Term 2023. Further details will be advertised in the new year.

1 December 2022, E.C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture: Prof Daniel Donoghue (Harvard)
Dec 1 @ 17:00 – 18:00

Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Daniel Donoghue

John P. Marquand Professor of English, Harvard University will deliver the

Twenty-Fifth Annual E.C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture

 Lawman’s Last Words

Laȝamon’s Roman de Brut (BL Cotton MS Caligula A IX)

On Thursday 1 December at 5pm

in room GR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge

The lecture will also be live streamed. Register at

A reception will follow in the Faculty of English Social Space


5-6 January 2023, Workshop: Why Prosimetrum? Aesthetic and Narrative Effects in the Íslendingasögur
Jan 5 – Jan 6 all-day

Why Prosimetrum? Aesthetic and Narrative Effects in the Íslendingasögur

Workshop, 5-6 January 2023

Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Papers will be presented by Alison Finlay, Stefanie Gropper, Katie Heslop, Annette Lassen, Guðrún Nordal, Judy Quinn, Tarrin Wills, Alexander Wilson and Brynja Þorgeirsdóttir.

A limited number of places will be available for other participants (a modest registration fee will be charged to cover catering). If you are interested in attending, please email Francesco Colombo ( by the 7th of December for further information.

The workshop is part of the project, The Íslendingasögur as Prosimetrum, jointly funded by the AHRC and DfG and based in Cambridge and Tübingen. The programme for the workshop will be posted in early December on the project website.