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.

  • Graduate Dissertation Workshop
    December 1, 2023 Location: Columbia University This in-person workshop is for students in the dissertation stage who would like to get feedback on either a draft of a chapter, an outline, or a section of a chapter with other students and faculty. It is open to students working in the early medieval period (pre 1100, 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”
  • 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
  • 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”
  • American Society of Irish Medieval Studies
    We would like to invite you to attend the Virtual General Meeting for the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, on Zoom, May 17 at 4pm EST/3pm CST. You do not have to be a member to attend our AGM, and we hope to see many of you then! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: READ MORE

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