Call for Papers: Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium

5-7 July 2012, University of Oxford
Call for Papers

The Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (OCICS) is a biennial conference devoted to the interdisciplinary study of historical and related texts in the medieval and Early Modern periods.

The theme for the 2012 conference 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.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers of 20 minutes must be submitted to the organizers via e-mail (at 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

A limited number of graduate student bursaries will be available.

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