The Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (OCICS) is a biennial conference devoted to the interdisciplinary study of historical texts in the medieval and Early Modern periods. It provides a forum for discussions of chronicles and related texts written across a range of languages, periods and places. It seeks to strengthen the network of chronicle studies worldwide, and aims to encourage collaboration between researchers working in a variety of disciplines from around the globe.
The theme for the 2012 conference, taking place at the University of Oxford on 5-7 July, is ‘Bonds, Links, and Ties in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles’. Keynote addresses will be given by Prof Pauline Stafford (Liverpool), Dr Elizabeth van Houts (Cambridge), and Dr James Howard-Johnston (Oxford). The conference will take place at Oxford’s Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies.
Registration is £60 (full) or £50 (reduced). This includes lunch and refreshments on all three days. A limited number of bursaries will be available to assist graduate students with travel costs.
Call for Papers
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers of 20 minutes must be submitted to the organizers via e-mail (at firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 January 2012.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• genealogies (real or imagined)
• family bonds
• textual links
• breaks and discontinuities
• links between past, present, and future
• ties of religion and faith
• law, order, and disruption
• oaths, promises, and betrayals
• local, regional, and national identities
Please visit our website for more information: http://www.ocics.co.uk/