IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 509: Moving Byzantium, I: Infrastructure and Material Culture

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Wittgenstein-Prize Project 'Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency', Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Organiser:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 509-aCeramic Cooking Pots and Glazed Bowls at Frankish Thebes, Boeotia: Tracing Tastes and Customs beyond Political Frontiers
(Language: English)
Florence Liard, Département d'Histoire, Arts et Archéologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Daily Life
Paper 509-bBridging Byzantium
(Language: English)
Galina Fingarova, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Secular, Byzantine Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies
Abstract

The project Moving Byzantium highlights the role of Byzantium as a global culture and analyses 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. In this session, routes, roads, and bridges as infrastructure to mobility within and beyond Byzantium as well as the archaeological evidence for transcultural exchange will be discussed, integrating new approaches of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and archaeometry.