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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 736: Moving Byzantium, III: Christianity on the Move - People, Texts, and Liturgy

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

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:Giulia Rossetto, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Paper 736-aByzantine Clergy on the Move: Pilgrimage and 'Mission Impossible'
(Language: English)
Eleonora Kountoura-Galaki, Department of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 736-bMobility and Provincial Connections in the Corpus of John of Ephesus, c. 507-588
(Language: English)
Walter Beers, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Local History, Social History
Paper 736-cAn Unknown Voyage of Eustathios of Thessaloniki?
(Language: English)
Elpida Perdiki, Department of Greek Philology, Democritus University of Thrace
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medicine
Paper 736-dEarly Byzantine Hymn-Writing and Singing, Mobility, and Hybridity
(Language: English)
Arkady Avdokhin, Institute for Antiquity & Near East Studies, Russian State University of Humanities
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Liturgy, Local History, Religious Life

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, the movements of clerics as well as of texts and practices of faith are discussed in order to illustrate the wide-ranging mobility across geographical space of Byzantine Christianity and the ideas it represents.