Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge

Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge

Directeur/Director : Love Rosalind (

Coordonnées/Contact details : Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Description :

The field of study covered by the Department of ASNC (and so by our undergraduates and graduate students) comprises four ‘historical’ subject-areas, complemented by five vernacular ‘language and literature’ subject-areas. There is also a paper on ‘Palaeography and codicology’, involving the study of insular manuscripts.

Four ‘historical’ subject-areas :
1. Anglo-Saxon England
2. Scandinavia in the Viking Age
3. The Brittonic-speaking peoples (Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Pictish Kingdoms and northern British Kingdoms)
4. The Gaelic-speaking peoples (Ireland, the Isle of Man and western Scotland)

Five vernacular ‘language and literature’ subject-areas :
1. Old English
2. Old Norse
3. Medieval Welsh
4. Medieval Irish
5. Insular Latin

Additional subject-area :
Palaeography and codicology

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Converting the Isles
– The Hyperborean Muse
– Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages
– Interpreting Eddic Poetry 

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