Session810
TitleByzantine Bodies, IV: The Byzantine Body Politic and the Cartography of Power
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorCardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University
 
OrganiserShaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
 
Moderator/ChairShaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
 
Paper 810-a Reconfiguring Eunuchs' Bodies and Politics in Byzantium: Trisexuation and Imperial Eunuchs of War in the 6th and 7th Centuries
(Language: English)
Georges Sidéris, Laboratoire de Orient et Méditerranée (UMR 8167), Sorbonne Université, Paris
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies
Paper 810-b Imperial Bodies: The Physicality of the 'Macedonian Dynasty'
(Language: English)
Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies
 
AbstractThis session is part of the panel on Byzantine Bodies. It considers 'The Byzantine Body Politic and the Cartography of Power'. It focuses on strategies of shaping collective identities in Byzantium through figurative approaches toward the body. It addresses gendered aspects of the political, social, cultural, material, and textual body. It will also explore the disciplining normative narratives of later Roman society and their contribution to the construction of the androcentric hierarchy of power in Byzantium.