IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 611: Moving Byzantium, II: Trade and Arts on the Move across Borders and Routes

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Wittgenstein-Award Project, Austrian National Research Foundation (FWF) 'Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency in Byzantium', Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Organiser:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Grigori Simeonov, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Paper 611-aCultural Mobility in Adulis, Eritrea: New Data on the Marble Trade and Architectural Models
(Language: English)
Božana Maletić, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana Sapienza Università di Roma
Matteo Pola, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana Sapienza Università di Roma
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Byzantine Studies
Paper 611-bMobility of Commodities and Communities: The Trade System of the Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of the Crusades, Late 11th to Mid 14th Century
(Language: English)
Katerina Ragkou, Fachgebiet Christliche Archäologie und Byzantinische Kunstgeschichte Philipps-Universität Marburg
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Economics - Trade
Paper 611-cBeyond the Borders of Byzantium: Artistic Mobility in the Eastern Mediterranean after the Fourth Crusade
(Language: English)
Ioanna Christoforaki, Research Centre for Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Art, Academy of Athens
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Byzantine Studies, Crusades
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, the mobility of material culture due to commercial and artistic exchange as well as movements of merchants, artisans and ideas are explored across the entire Byzantine Millennium within the Mediterranean and beyond, all the way to East Africa.