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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 811: Moving Byzantium, IV: Identities on the Move across Gender and Language

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Wittgenstein-Award Project, Austrian National Research Foundation (FWF) 'Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency in Byzantium', Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Organisers:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paraskevi Sykopetritou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Christodoulos Papavarnavas, Abteilung Byzanzforschung Institut für Mittelalterforschung Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Wien
Paper 811-aWomen and Violence in Late Byzantium: Between Gender Constructions and Social Borders
(Language: English)
Ekaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Law, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 811-bCultural Exchange between Latins and Greeks Represented in Late Byzantine Epistolography
(Language: English)
Zoltán Szegvári, Department of Auxiliaries to the Study of History University of Szeged
Index terms: Anthropology, Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Mentalities
Paper 811-cMoving from Constantinople to Venice: The Case of Manuel II's Illegitimate Daughter Zampia Palaiologina Doria and Her Descendants
(Language: English)
Elias Petrou, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, University of California, Irvine
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 811-dDanielis's Travels and Legacy: Literary Invention and Historical Truth with Particular Regard to Some Recently Found Evidence in Southern Italian Griko Literature
(Language: English)
Francesco G. Giannachi, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Salento
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, 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, mobility not only between places and spaces, but also between identities and languages across social borders, is highlighted on the basis of written evidence and oral traditions, with a special focus on women in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine world.