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:

28 May 2018, 17:00-18:30 Forum Moving Byzantium XIII on "The Armenian Translation of the Greek Miracles of St Thecla in the Context of Armenian-Byzantine Contacts in the 11th Centuryby Prof. Dr. Valentina Calzolari Bouvier (University of Geneva) - Invitation/Poster

12 June 2018, 11:30-13:00 Lecture on "The Houses of the Elite in the Byzantine Constantinople" by Prof. Paul Magdalino (University of St Andrews) 


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)