Colloque – Armenia and Byzantium without Borders. Mobility – Interactions – Responses

20–22 April 2018, University of Vienna
Lecture Hall, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies,
University of Vienna, Postgasse 7, S/C 1, Third Floor, Vienna, 1010

This conference seeks to explore aspects of social and cultural mobility of persons, objects, and ideas between the Armenians and the Byzantines during the Middle Ages, by asking questions on interaction and communication through material and written sources.

This workshop is organized by the Wittgenstein-Prize Project ‘Mobility, Microstructures and Personal Agency’ of the FWF (Austrian National Research Foundation). W: http://rapp.univie.ac.at/

Organizers: Dr. Emilio Bonfiglio (University of Vienna), emilio.bonfiglio@univie.ac.at & Prof. Dr. Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna / Austrian Academy of Sciences), claudia.rapp@univie.ac.at

For further information, registration, organization, and logistics, please contact Ms. Paraskevi Sykopetritou, M.A. (Coordinator, Moving Byzantium Project), paraskevi.sykopetritou@univie.ac.at

Armenia and Byzantium

Programme :

Friday, 20 April

18:00–18:10 Welcome and Introduction – Emilio Bonfiglio | University of Vienna, and Claudia Rapp | University of Vienna / Austrian Academy of Sciences

18:10–19:15 KEYNOTE LECTURE
Moderator: Werner Seibt | Austrian Academy of Sciences

Keynote speaker: Bernard Coulie | Catholic University of Louvain – Armenian Translations from Greek Texts or the Inscription of the Armenian Particularism in the Byzantine Commonwealth
19:15–20:15 RECEPTION

Saturday, 21 April

09:00–09:30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

09:30–09:40 OPENING REMARKS – Emilio Bonfiglio | University of Vienna, Claudia Rapp | University of Vienna / Austrian Academy of Sciences

09:40–10:50 SESSION I: MANUSCRIPTS & COLOPHONS
Chair: Father Vahan | The Mekhitarist Congregation in Vienna

09:40–10:00 Emmanuel van Elverdinghe | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich – ‘The hand that wrote…’: The Journey of a Colophon Formula from
Greek to Armenian
10:00–10:20 David Zakarian | University of Oxford – King Vasil’s Holy Sign of War
10:20–10:30 Respondent: Johannes Preiser-Kapeller | Austrian Academy of
Sciences
10:30–10:50 Discussion
10:50–11:20 COFFEE BREAK

11:20–12:30 SESSION II: ART HISTORY
Chair: Basema Hamarneh | University of Vienna

11:20–11:40 Arpine Asryan | Matenadaran, Erevan – Byzantine-Armenian Encounters in Context: 10th–11th-c. Ornamental Sculpture of Armenian Monuments
11:40–12:00 Ayse Ercan | Columbia University, New York City – A Prelude to the Future: St George of Mangana and its Architectural Legacy
12:00–12:10 Respondent: Lioba Theis | University of Vienna
12:10–12:30 Discussion
12:30–14:00 LUNCH FOR INVITED GUESTS

14:00–15:30 SESSION III: RELIGIOUS ENCOUNTERS & CONFLICTS
Chair: Claudia Rapp | University of Vienna / Austrian Academy of Sciences

14:00–14:20 Kosuke Nakada | University of St Andrews – The Power of Relics: A Case Study on the Religious Contacts between Byzantium and Armenia in the 10th Century
14:20–14:40 Jesse Siragan Arlen | UCLA, Los Angeles – Gregory of Narek, Symeon the New Theologian, and the Inward Turn in Ascetic Experience
14:40–15:00 Karen Hamada | University of Tsukuba – Old Issues in the New Regime: Revival of the Religious Controversies between Byzantines and Armenians after the Fall of the Bagratid Kingdom
15:00–15:10 Respondent: Armenuhi Drost-Abgarjan | Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg
15:10–15:30 Discussion
15:30–16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00–17:30 SESSION IV: SCIENTIFIC, LITURGICAL, AND PERSONAL MOBILITY
Chair: Ekaterini Mitsiou | University of Vienna

16:00–16:20 Heinrich Evanzin | University of Salzburg – The Enigma of the ‘Macedonian’-Herb – մաղադանոս / Μαϊντανός
16:20–16:40 Mark Roosien | University of Notre Dame – Feasting the Lord’s Transfiguration in Armenian, Syriac, and Byzantine Traditions: The Travels of a Liturgical Feast from the Holy Land
16:40–17:00 Sundar Henny | University of Bern – Armenian, Greek, and Latin Pilgrims at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (1400–1600)
17:00–17:10 Respondent: Theo Maarten van Lint | University of Oxford
17:10–17:30 Discussion

17:30–18:00 ROUND TABLE & CONCLUDING REMARKS
Moderator: Emilio Bonfiglio | University of Vienna

19:00 DINNER FOR INVITED GUESTS

SUNDAY, 22 APRIL

Excursion to the Schallaburg Castle for conference participants

08:30–15:00 VISIT OF THE EXHIBITION ‘BYZANZ & DER WESTEN. 1000 VERGESSENE JAHRE’

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