Session509
TitleMoving Byzantium, I: Infrastructure and Material Culture
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorWittgenstein-Prize Project 'Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency', Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
OrganiserClaudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Moderator/ChairClaudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 509-a Ceramic Cooking Pots and Glazed Bowls at Frankish Thebes, Boeotia: Tracing Tastes and Customs beyond Political Frontiers
(Language: English)
Florence Liard, Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Byzantine Studies; Crusades; Daily Life
Paper 509-b Bridging Byzantium
(Language: English)
Galina Fingarova, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Architecture - Secular; Byzantine Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies
 
AbstractThe 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, routes, roads, and bridges as infrastructure to mobility within and beyond Byzantium as well as the archaeological evidence for transcultural exchange will be discussed, integrating new approaches of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and archaeometry.