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:

7 October 2019, 17:00-18:30, MoByz Book Club Meeting IV under the moderation of Dr. Ekaterini Mitsiou

4 November 2019, 17:00-18:30, MoByz Book Club Meeting V under the moderation of Dr. Paraskevi Sykopetritou

 

International Events:

6-9 July 2020 "Moving Byzantium IV" - Sessions at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds - Call for papers IMC Leeds 2020 (deadline: 2 September 2019)

 

Past Events

 

 

Press & Media Coverage 2019:

Articles:

10 July 2019: „Ein Kaiserreich voller Bewegung“, Forschungsnewsletter Juli 2019 (University of Vienna: Medienportal) – Link  

27 July 2019: Erich Witzmann, „Alte Manuskripte und der Text unter dem Text“, Die Presse (link to the online version: 26 July 2019)

 

Media coverage:

9 July 2019: Radio interview in Georgia with Dr. Emilio Bonfiglio, member of the Wittgenstein-Moving Byzantium-project team – Link / Also available on YouTube – Link

 

10 July 2019: TV interview in Georgia with Dr. Emilio Bonfiglio, member of the Wittgenstein-Moving Byzantium-project team, on Georgian manuscript culture in the program "New Day" broadcasted this morning on Georgian "First Channel" – Link