Impulsreferat aus der Wiener Forschung zur Historischen Soziolinguistik
The Division of Byzantine Research is dedicated to the study of the medieval Greek culture of the Eastern Mediterranean as well as its ‘Nachleben’, in three strands: ‘Communities and Landscapes’, ‘Language, Script and Text’ and ‘Byzantium and Beyond: Cultural Heritage and Intercultural Context’.
Employing the methodology of historical-cultural studies, the work on written sources is combined with research on manuscripts and material culture (inscriptions, seals). As a result, there are strong interconnections between the three strands that are in constant dialogue. Digital humanities play an increasing role in the analysis and visualization of research data. Several long-term research projects are complemented by shorter projects, often supported by external funding.