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.

  • 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
  • New Directions in Indigenous Book History
    We invite the general public to join us for a free virtual symposium on “New Directions in Indigenous Book History.” New Directions in Indigenous Book History Free, public virtual symposium to be held on  Thursday, March 23rd, and Friday, March 24, 2023 Registration is free and open to the public.  Visit the conference website for a full program. READ MORE
  • Analogues and Kinship: A Talking Circle
    MEDIEVAL PASTS / INDIGENOUS FUTURES March 10, 2023 10:30am-3:30pm EST To register to attend in person, click here. For those who would like to attend virtually, please complete ZOOM LINK registration here. Faculty House, Columbia University With Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Princeton University), Tarren Andrews (Yale University, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes), Gage Diabo (Concordia University, READ MORE
  • Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe
    February 16th, 6 pm, NYU Med-Ren “Praise Zealously, Weep Sorrowfully: Managing Affect in the Old English Metrical Psalms,” NYU MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE CENTER PRESENTSKatherine O’Brien O’Keefe   “Praise Zealously, Weep Sorrowfully: Managing Affect in the Old English Metrical Psalms.” Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 PM19 University Place, room 222 The Old English Metrical Psalms of the Paris Psalter READ MORE

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