ScienceCampus – Byzantium between Orient and Occident – Mainz / Frankfurt
Der ScienceCampus – Byzantium between Orient and Occident – Mainz / Frankfurt is a joint research venture between the Leibniz Institute Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, der Goethe-University Frankfurt and the Leibniz Institute of European History. The aim is to institutionally establish a broad platform for interdisciplinary Byzantium research. Participating are beside Byzantine studies, Christian archaeology and Byzantine art history, all subjects that make a contribution to the research of the Byzantine Empire and its culture. The ScienceCampus Mainz / Frankfurt promotes the integration of the fragmented scientific disciplines that deal with Byzantium. It enables theme-oriented, multidisciplinary, historic-cultural research consolidated under one umbrella and improves the visibility of the subject area through a joint appearance of Byzantine research.
The series “Byzantium between Orient and Occident” serves as publication organ for the research programme of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Mainz/Frankfurt that studies Byzantium, its role as bridge between East and West, and cultural transfer and reception processes from Antiquity to modern times. The methods and research subjects of the various disciplines dedicated to Byzantium are brought together across traditional disciplinary boundaries in order to take a comprehensive historical and cultural approach to research into Byzantium and its material and immaterial culture.
Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus – Byzanz zwischen Orient und Okzident – Mainz/Frankfurt
Dr. Benjamin Fourlas