Session809
TitleMoving Byzantium, IV: Scales of Mobility in Early Byzantium
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
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/ChairIoannis Stouraitis, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 809-a Kinetic Empires: Nomadic Mobility, Environmental Change, and Imperial Formations between Byzantium and China, 6th-9th Centuries
(Language: English)
Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Computing in Medieval Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Social History
Paper 809-b Networks of Merchants in Byzantine Egypt: A Geographical Perspective
(Language: English)
Dorota Dzierzbicka, Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Computing in Medieval Studies; Economics - Trade; Social History
Paper 809-c Flight from Byzantium: Attitudes towards Emigration in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Ekaterina Nechaeva, Center for Advanced Studies, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Demography; Political Thought; Social History
 
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. This session will discuss novel approaches towards mobility in early Byzantium from the regional to the global level, integrating new concepts of migration and imperial history as well as tools of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and network analysis.