Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies (MANCASS)
Welcome to the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies website. The University of Manchester has in its history a long list of distinguished scholars whose principal interests have been in Anglo-Saxon studies, including the linguists Thomas Northcote Toller, Walter J. Sedgefield, E.V. Gordon, and G.L. Brook, the art historians C.R. Dodwell and J.J. Alexander, and the historians Eric John and Florence Harmer.
In 1984, when again there was a considerable group of scholars interested in this area, the Centre was founded under the direction of Donald Scragg, with the aim of promoting research into all aspects of the life and culture of England before the Norman Conquest.
Since 1984, the Centre has grown both in the number and breadth of its activities, which you will find detailed in the following pages. We hope you will discover in them something which will help foster your own interest in this most fascinating period of English history, life, and letters.
This Centre is affiliated to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts.