IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1203: Moving Byzantium, III: The Geographic Mobility of People, Objects, and Ideas

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universität Wien / FWF Wittgenstein-Prize Project
Organisers:Dirk Hoerder, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Universität Bremen / Department of History, Arizona State University
Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Nicholas Evans, Clare College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1203-aA Network for Pilgrims at Late Antique Ephesus: The Case Study of a Newly Explored Pilgrimage Church at the Harbor Canal
(Language: English)
Katinka Sewing, Institut für Byzantinische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Byzantine Studies, Religious Life
Paper 1203-bThe Making of the Armenian Church in Historical Memory of the Armenians: Mobility of Persons, Theologies, and Missions
(Language: English)
Emilio Bonfiglio, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Other, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1203-cTraveling and the Geographies of Disorientation: Exile in Late Byzantium
(Language: English)
Florin Leonte, Department of the Classics, Palacký University, Olomouc
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Education, Geography and Settlement Studies, Mentalities

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, channels of and motivations for the mobility of individuals (e. g. pilgrimage, exile), objects (on the basis of archaeological evidence) or ideas (religious identities) will be presented and compared.