Calls for Papers/Jul 28, 2016

Moving Byzantium

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Moving Byzantium, Session at 24th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3–6, 2017

“Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures and Personal Agency” is a five-year project which began at the University of Vienna in 2016, funded through the Wittgenstein-Prize, the highest scholarly award of Austria, which was bestowed on Prof. Claudia Rapp in 2015.

In order to present the research questions and methodological approaches of the project and to initiate discussion and cooperation with the scientific community of medieval and Byzantine studies (and beyond), “Moving Byzantium” will organise a series of sessions at the International Medieval Congress 2017 at the University of Leeds, the largest scholarly gathering of its kind in Europe (3-6 July 2017). The special (but not exclusive) thematic strand for the IMC 2017 is “Otherness”.

We invite scholars at all career stages to submit proposals for papers connected with the main topics of “Moving Byzantium”, with a particular focus on aspects of geographical, social and cultural mobility within and beyond the Byzantine Empire. We are particularly interested in research based on new material, novel interpretations and innovative methods which also locates Byzantium and its neighbours in a wider comparative framework.

For scholars selected for presentation in the sessions of “Moving Byzantium”, the Standard Full Four Day Registration for the IMC (currently £ 225.50/ca. € 270) will be covered by our project, while we expect participants to secure their own funding for their expenses for travel and accommodation.