Submission > Call for papers

The 10th international conference on the Medieval Chronicle will be held in Nancy, France, in the week of 10-13 July 2023.Colleagues will have the options of travelling to Nancy or participating on-line. Papers in English, French or German are invited on any aspect of the Medieval Chronicle.Conference papers will be strictly limited to twenty minutes in length.Papers may fall under one of the following themes:


  1. The chronicle: history or literature?
    The chronicle as a historiographical and/or a literary genre; genre confusion and genre influence; different types of chronicle; classification; conventions (historiographical, literary or otherwise), etc.
  2. The function of the chronicle
    The historical or literary context of the chronicle; its social function and/or utility; patronage; reading and listening; reception of the text, etc
  3. The form of the chronicle
    Origin/genesis of the chronicle; the language of the chronicle; chronicles in multiple languages; prose or verse; provenance and disseminationof the manuscripts, etc.
  4. The chronicle and the reconstruction of the past
    Relationship presentpast in the chronicle; the author’s historical awareness; the explication of history (thecausa causansof history); fictionality vs. historical veracity; thefunction of the past for the author’s present, etc.
  5. Text and image in the chronicle
    Function of the manuscript illuminations; provenance and date of the illuminations; links with the text (e.g. factual or fictitious representation of the images), etc.

Thedeadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 5 December 2022 (maximum length 200 or 300 words, including bibliography).

Contact: Isabelle Guyot-Bachy,

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