5-7 July 2012

University of Oxford


The Oxford/Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium (OCICS) is a biennial conference devoted to the interdisciplinary study of chronicles in the medieval and Early Modern periods. It provides a forum for discussions of historical 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.

2012 marks the first year that OCICS will take place at the University of Oxford. It follows two highly successful conferences hosted at the University of Cambridge, first in 2008 and then in 2010.

OCICS 2012

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), Prof Elizabeth van Houts (Cambridge), and Dr James Howard-Johnston (Oxford). The conference will take place at The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. For more details, please see our 'programme' page.

OCICS 2012 is organized by Juliana Dresvina, Jaclyn Rajsic, Ilya Afanasyev, and Hugh Reid, affiliates of the University of Oxford.


We are very grateful to Oxford's Faculty of History, the Oxford Centre for Medieval History, and Oxford's Faculty of English for their generous support.

The Medieval Chronicle Society Conference

Following a highly successful conference in Pécs in July 2011, the Medieval Chronicle Society has announced that its seventh triennial conference will take place in Liverpool in July 2014.

For more information about the Medieval Chronicle Society, The Medieval Chronicle (journal), and the Society's triennial conference, please visit their website: