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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.

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New announcements and events:

2 May 2017 – Forum Moving Byzantium VI – From Cities to Countryside: "Byzantine Issues" in Medieval Armenian Literature (Moderator: Dr. Emilio Bonfiglio – Member of the Wittgenstein Project Team) Invitation and Bibliography (English) / Invitation-Poster (German)

26-28 June 2017: Conference Courts on the Move: Perspectives from the Global Middle Ages

3-6 July 2017: “Moving Byzantium” at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds - Programme / Abstracts / Participants

Most Recent Article Release: 

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



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