IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 709: Moving Byzantium, III: Religious and Political Crises as Triggers for Mobility

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

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:Ekaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Paper 709-aMoving Byzantium from Rome?: Comparing 8th- and 9th-Century Anti-Iconoclast Migration
(Language: English)
Philipp Winterhager, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 709-bByzantine Jewry between East and West: Shemarya of Negroponte and His Scholarly Network
(Language: English)
Saskia Dönitz, Institut für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Semitic, Philosophy
Paper 709-cMoving Society: The Byzantine Balkans in the First Half of the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Dejan Dželebdžić, Institute for Byzantine Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Beograd
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Charters and Diplomatics, Daily Life, Social History

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, religious communities and theological conflict as well as political crisis as background and motives for mobility will be discussed on the basis of known and new documentary evidence from the middle and late Byzantine period.