Mobility, Microstructures and Personal Agency in Byzantium

The project, financed through the 2015 Wittgenstein-Prize of the Austrian National Research Foundation (FWF), will highlight the role of Byzantium as a global culture and analyze the internal flexibility of Byzantine society. It aims to contribute to a re-evaluation of a society and culture that has traditionally been depicted as stiff, rigid and encumbered by its own tradition. This will be achieved by the exploration of issues of mobility, microstructures and personal agency.

Duration: 01/12/2015 - 30/11/2020

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New announcements and events:

Events in Vienna:

12 March 2018 (18:30-20:00): Lecture “Byzantium beyond Byzantium: What about Greek(s) in Eighth-Century Italy? The Case of the Hypapante” by Dr. Francesca Dell'Acqua Boyvadaoğlu (University of Salerno) Invitation/Poster

09 April 2018 (17:00-18:30) Forum Moving Byzantium XII on Hostages in Byzantium by Prof. Em. Judith E. Herrin (Constantine Leventis Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London)

20-22 April 2018 International Workshop: ‘Armenia & Byzantium Without Borders’Poster / Programme

24-27 April 2018 International Conference “New Light on Old Manuscripts: Recent Advances in Palimpsest Studies”

28 May 2018, 17:00-18:30 Forum Moving Byzantium XIII on Armenia and Byzantium by Prof. Dr. Valentina Calzolari Bouvier (University of Geneva) 

International Events:

2-5 July 2018 "Moving Byzantium II" - Sessions at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds Programme / Abstracts


Past Events


Most Recent Article Release: 

• „Claudia Rapp: Geschichte von unten“, Future - Das Zukunftsmagazin der Wiener Zeitung (15. Oktober 2016), Ausgabe 2, p. 31 (PDF)