IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 536: Moving Byzantium, I: Materialities of Movement

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Wittgenstein-Prize Project of the Austrian National Research Foundation (FWF): '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 536-aByzantine Artists on the Move: The Testimony of Names and Signatures
(Language: English)
Maria Lidova, British Museum, London / Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Maria Lidova, British Museum, London / Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Maria Lidova, British Museum, London / Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Epigraphy, Religious Life
Paper 536-bMoving Byzantium: Objects in Motion - The Mobility of Objects and Styles inside the Byzantine Empire, Illustrated by Examples of Different Types of Jewellery
(Language: English)
Andrea Pülz, Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Andrea Pülz, Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Andrea Pülz, Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Byzantine Studies, Economics - Trade, Social History
Paper 536-cFrom Persian Kamkha to Pani a la Firentina: Textiles as Agents of Cultural Mobility in Late Byzantium
(Language: English)
Nikolaos Vryzidis, Independent Scholar, Athens
Nikolaos Vryzidis, Independent Scholar, Athens
Nikolaos Vryzidis, Independent Scholar, Athens
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 536-dThe Eastward Journey of Byzantine Gold Coins in Global History: Textual and Archaeological Evidence
(Language: English)
Qiang Li, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC), Northeast Normal University, Changchun
Qiang Li, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC), Northeast Normal University, Changchun
Qiang Li, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC), Northeast Normal University, Changchun
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Byzantine Studies, Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy
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, material aspects of these phenomena are discussed, including the mobility of objects and of those who produced them. For this purpose, textual as well as archaeological evidence will be explored across geographical regions during the entire Byzantine Millennium.