The Colloquium for Early Medieval Studies (formerly the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, ASSC) aims to foster intellectual exchange among faculty and graduate students whose interests embrace the languages, literatures, and cultures of the early Middle Ages, with a focus on northern Europe.  We hope to expand the scope of CEMS as we establish ourselves and connect with scholars world-wide. The Colloquium seeks to expand the resources available to scholars from universities and other institutions: we will be hosting online events, conversations, workshops and other as we take advantage of virtual opportunities, especially for those scholars and students in more remote areas. We aim to create a welcoming intellectual community for those interested in early medieval studies, showcasing recent scholarship. If you are interested in becoming an affiliated faculty, scholar, or student, please email us

The Tri-State Area CEMS publicizes events locally, connecting students and scholars with one another for in person and hybrid events. You can sign up for local information and events by joining our email list. To join our email list, please send a message to:

We are happy to publicize events worldwide and list them here. Please email with information.

Upcoming Events:

Stay posted for more events on the horizon!

Recently posted and archived events will be located here.

  • Newberry Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    March 1, 2024 Tarren Andrews (Yale University) Location: Newberry Library This workshop aims to support medievalists thinking creatively about careers outside academia by encouraging thoughtful reflection about medieval studies skills and their wide-ranging utility. We will explore the range of archival skills scholars in medieval studies develop and consider their application in places outside of READ MORE
  • Early Medieval Writing Workshop
    March 6, 2024 Location: Columbia University 1:30-3:30 pm, 612 Philosophy Hall, lunch provided This in-person workshop is for students in the dissertation stage, or advanced undergraduate stage, who would like to get feedback on either a draft of a chapter, an outline, an article, or a section of a thesis with other students and faculty. READ MORE
  • Carceral Angels: An Abolitionist History of the Sheriff
    Seeta Chaganti (UC Davis) February 5, 2024 The NYU Consortium Medievalists and Medieval and Renaissance Center are excited to host Dr. Seeta Chaganti’s talk titled “Carceral Angels: An Abolitionist History of the Sheriff.” The event will take place on February 5th at 6:00pm EST in the event space at NYU’s English Department (244 Greene St.) and over Zoom.In-person attendees READ MORE
  • Ogam: The Mystical and the Practical
    September 29, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Chris Yocum Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building 602 “Ogam: The Mystical and the Practical”
  • How to Do Things with Wood: or, the Elemental Sublime in the Early Middle Ages
    May 22, 2023, 4:30 PM Patricia Dailey (Columbia University) Location: Classics 110, University of Chicago “How to Do Things with Wood: or, the Elemental Sublime in the Early Middle Ages”

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