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:

15 July 2019, 17:00-18:30, MoByz Book Club Meeting III under the moderation of Dr. Matthew Kinloch – Invitation

6-8 June 2019, Workshop co-organized with the Institute of Iranian Studies (OeAW): “Urban Agencies: Personal and Collective Agency in Anatolian and Caucasian Cities (13th-14th Centuries)” - Programme - Announcement For further information, click here or please contact: Dr. Matthew Kinloch, Matthew.Kinloch(at) ; Dr. Bruno De Nicola, bruno.denicola(at)

International Events:

 1-4 July 2019 "Moving Byzantium III" - Sessions at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds Programme / Abstracts  


Past Events