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 marked the first year that OCICS took place at the University of Oxford. It followed two highly successful conferences hosted at the University of Cambridge, first in 2008 and then in 2010. The next OCICS conference is anticipated to take place in 2015, since the seventh triennial conference of the Medieval Chronicle Society will take place in 2014 (see below).
The theme for the 2012 conference was 'Bonds, Links, and Ties in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles'. Keynote addresses were given by Prof Pauline Stafford (Liverpool), Prof Elizabeth van Houts (Cambridge), and Dr James Howard-Johnston (Oxford). The conference took place at The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. For more details, please see our 'programme' page.
OCICS 2012 was organized by Jaclyn Rajsic, Juliana Dresvina, Ilya Afanasyev, and Hugh Reid, affiliates of the University of Oxford.
We would like to extend the greatest of thanks to the Faculties of History and English, the Oxford Centre for Medieval History, and the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies for their very generous support in making the 2012 conference a sucess. The conference would not have been possible without their help.
Special thanks to Trevor and Cristina at the Organic Deli Café for providing such terrific catering for the entirety of the event: www.oxfordorganic.co.uk.
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: http://medievalchronicle.org/