Spatial Studies

 

Indicative Readings

 

Byzantine Spaces (works emphasising on theoretical issues)

Koder, J. et al. 1976 ff. Tabula Imperii ByzantiniÖsterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Koder, J. 1984. Der Lebensraum der Byzantiner. Historisch-geographischer Abriss ihres mittelalterlichen Staates im östlichen MittelmeerraumVerlag Styria, Graz/ Wien/ Köln (Republished in 2001 with extended bibliography).

Koder, J. 1986. "The Urban Character of the Early Byzantine Empire: Some Reflections on a Settlement Geographical Approach to the Topic", in: The 17th Int. Byz. Congress, Major Papers, New Rochelle N.Y., 155-187.

Koder, J. 1987. "Ο όρος Ευρώπη ως έννοια χώρου στη βυζαντινή Ιστοριογραφία", in: Βυζάντιο και Ευρώπη, Α᾿ Διεθνής Βυζαντινολογική Συνάντηση στο Ευρωπαϊκό Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο Δελφών, Athens, 63-74.

Koder, J. 1991. "Soppravvivenza e trasformazione delle concezioni geografiche antiche in età bizantina", in: Geografia storica della Grecia antica. Tradizioni e Problem­i, ed. F. Prontera (Bibl. di Cultura Moderna, 1011), Bari, 46-66.

Koder, J. 1995. "Mönchtum und Kloster als Faktoren der byzantinischen Siedlungsgeographie", in: Byzantium and the North. Acta Byzantina Fennica 7, 7-44.

Koder, J. 1998. “Παρατηρήσεις στην οικιστική διάρθρωση της κεντρικής Μικράς Ασίας μετά τον 6ο αιώνα. Μια προσέγγιση από την οπτική γωνία της ‘θεωρίας των κεντρικών τόπων’” in Byzantine Asia Minor (6th–12th cent.), ed. S. Lampakis, Athens: National Hellenic Research Foundation – Institute of Byzantine Research, 245–65.

Agapitos, P. 1999. “Dreams and the Spatial Aesthetics of Narrative Presentation in Livistros and Rhodamne”, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 53: 111–47.

Belke, K., Hild, F., Koder, J., Soustal, P. (ed.) 2000. Byzanz als Raum : zu Methoden und Inhalten der historischen Geographie des östlichen MittelmeerraumesWien : Verl. der Österr. Akad. der Wiss.

Nilsson, I. 2000. “Spatial Time and Temporal Space: Aspects of narrativity in Makrembolites”, in Der Roman im Byzanz der Komnenenzeit, Referate des Internationalen Symposiums an der Freien Universität Berlin, 3. bis 6. April 1998, ed. : P. A. Agapitos and D. R. Reinsch, Frankfurt am Main (Meletemata 8), 94–108.

Carile, A. 2003. "La prossemica del potere: spazi e distanze nei cerimoniali di corte", in: Uomo e spazio nell'alto medioevo. Atti 50. Settimana di studi sull'alto medioevo della Fondazione CISAM, Spoleto, pp. 589-653.

Koder, J. 2003. "Europa und Euromediterraneum. Zur mittelalterlichen Europa-Vorstellung im kosmographischen und geopolitischen Kontext", in: The Idea of European Community in History. Conference Proceedings, vol. I, ed. by E. Chrysos / P. M.  Kitromilides / C. Svolopoulos, Athens, 53-62.

Koder, J. 2005. "Η γεωγραφική διάσταση της βυζαντινής οικουμένης", in: E. Chrysos (Hg.), Το Βυζάντιο ως Οικουμένη, Athens, 25-45.

Yasin, A.-M. 2005. "Funerary Monuments and Collective Identity: From Roman Family to Christian Community," Art Bulletin 87:3 (September): 433-57.

Koder, J. 2006. "Land Use and Settlement: Theoretical Approaches", in: John F. Haldon (ed.), General Issues in the Study of Medieval Logistics: Sources, Problems and Methodologies. Leiden - Boston (History of Warfare, 36), 159-183.

Koder, J. 2007. Ευρωμεσόγειος και Ευρασία. Δύο διαστάσεις καθολικής ιδεολογικής σκέψης στη ρωμαϊκή, τη βυζαντινή και τη σύγχρονη πολιτική ιδεολογία. Εισιτήριος λόγος του αντεπιστέλλοντος μέλους, in: Praktika Akademie Athen 82, B 274-296

Lidov, A. 2007. The Creator of Sacred Space as a Phenomenon of Byzantine Culture

Dale, T. 2009. “Sacred Space: From Constantinople to Venice,” in The Byzantine World , ed. Paul Stephenson (Abingdon UK/New York: Routledge, 2009), 406-427

Veikou, M., 2009. "Rural Towns" and "In-Between" or "Third" Spaces. Settlement Patterns in Byzantine Epirus (7th-11th c.) from an interdisciplinary approach.

Yasin, A.-M. 2009. Saints and Church Spaces in the Late Antique Mediterranean: Architecture, Cult, and Community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Della Dora, V. 2010. "Turning Holy Mountains into Ladders to Heaven: Overlapping Topographies and Poetics of Space in Post-Byzantine Sacred Engravings of Mount Sinai and Mount Athos", in: S. E. J. GerstelR. S. Nelson (eds.), Approaching the Holy Mountain. Art and Liturgy at St Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai, 505-535.

Külzer, A. 2010. "Möglichkeiten zur Rekonstruktion historischer Landschaften: Die Historische Geographie", in: Christian Gastgeber / Christine Glassner / Kornelia Holzner-Tobisch / Renate Spreitzer (eds.), Fragmente. Der Umgang mit lückenhafter Quellenüberlieferung in der Mittelalterforschung, Wien, 173-184.

Marinis, V. 2010. “Defining Liturgical Space in Byzantium,” in P. Stephenson, ed., The Byzantine World, (London and New York: Routledge), 284-302.

Popović M. St. & Jubanski J. J.  2010. "On the Function of 'Least-Cost Path' Calculations within the Project Tabula Imperii Byzantini (TIB) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: a Case Study on the Route Melnik-Zlatolist (Bulgaria)". Anzeiger der philosophisch-historischen Klasse der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 145. Jahrgang / 2. Halbband, 55-87.

Popović M. St. 2010. "Mapping Byzantium – The Project 'Macedonia, Northern Part' in the Series Tabula Imperii Byzantini (TIB) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences", in: Mapping Different Geographies, ed. K. Kriz, W. Cartwright, L. Hurni (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography). Berlin-Heidelberg (Springer), 219-234.

Hadjitryfonos, E. (ed.) 2011. The Notion of Space in Byzantine Architecture, Thessaloniki.

Koder, J. 2011. "Byzantium as seen by itself – Images and mechanisms at work", in: Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies Sofia, 22-27 August 2011, I. Plenary Papers, Sofia, 69-81.

Popović M. St. & Breier M. 2011. Tracing Byzantine Routes – Medieval Road Networks in the Historical Region of Macedonia and Their Reconstruction by Least-Cost Paths, in: Proceedings of the “16th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies”. Vienna 2011, 464-475. [peer reviewed; published online via: http://www.stadtarchaeologie.at/wp-content/uploads/eBook_CHNT16_Part4.pdf]

Tanoulas, T. 2011. Aspects of Architectural Space in Byzantine Literature, in E. Hadjitryfonos (ed.) 2011, pp. 75-88.

Bonna D. Wescoat & Robert G. Ousterhout (eds.), 2012. Architecture of the Sacred: Space, Ritual, and Experience from Classical Greece to Byzantium, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr.

Della Dora, V. 2012. "Windows on Heaven (and Earth): The Poetics and Politics of Post-Byzantine “Cartographic Icons”", 

Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures 38/1, 84-112.

Popović M. St. 2012. "Are the Historical Geography of the Byzantine Empire and Digital Humanities a Contradiction Per Se?", Bulgaria Mediaevalis 3, 255-269.

Veikou, M. 2012. Byzantine Histories, Settlement Stories: Kastra, “Isles of Refuge”, and “Unspecified Settlements” as In-between or Third Spaces.

Veikou, M. 2012. “The Geographical Dimension of Settlement: Non-systematic Extensive Survey and the Historicity of Space in Archaeology” in Byzantine Epirus. A topography of Transformation (Leiden-New York: Brill NV), pp. 305-329.

Yasin, A.-M. 2012. "Sacred Space and Visual Art," in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity, ed. Scott Fitzgerald Johnson, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Pr., pp. 935-69.

Bazzaz S., Batsaki Y., & Angelov D. (eds.) 2013. Imperial Geographies in Byzantine and Ottoman Space. Hellenic Studies Series 56. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies.

Della Dora, V. 2013. Gardens of Eden and Ladders to Heaven: Holy Mountain Geographies in Byzantium, Mapping Medieval Geographies,Cambridge Uni Press, p. 271-298.

Bogdanovic, J. 2014. "The Rhetoric of Architecture in the Byzantine Context: The Case Study of the Holy Sepulchre", Zograf 38: 1-21.

Popović M. St. 2014. Historische Geographie und Digital Humanities. Eine Fallstudie zum spätbyzantinischen und osmanischen Makedonien (Peleus, Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns 61). Mainz-Ruhpolding (Verlag Franz Philipp Rutzen; in Kommission bei Harrassowitz Verlag Wiesbaden)

Della Dora, V. 2015. Early Christian Pilgrimage and Sacred Landscapes, in Yasin, A-M. (ed.), Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture/Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture Series.

Goldwyn, A. J. 2015. “Towards a Byzantine Ecocriticism: Witches and Nature Control in the Medieval Greek Romance”, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 39/1: 66–84.

Preiser-Kapeller, J. & Daim, F., 2015. Harbours and Maritime Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems, RZGM Verlag

Veikou, M. 2015. One island, three capitals. Insularity and the successive relocations of the capital of Cyprus from late antiquity to the middle ages, in: Cyprus in Medieval Times. A place of Cultural Encounter (ed. by Sabine Rogge and Michael Grünbart), Schriften des Instituts für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien  11, Münster, 357-387.

Yasin, A.-M. 2015. "Prayers on Site: The Materiality of Devotional Graffiti and the Production of Early Christian Sacred Space," in Viewing Inscriptions in the Late Antique and Medieval Worlds, ed. Anthony Eastmond, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 2015, 36-60.

Yasin, A.-M. 2015. "Sacred Installations: The Material Conditions of Relic Collections in Late Antique Churches," in Saints and Sacred Matter: The Cult of Relics in Byzantium and Beyond, ed. Cynthia Hahn and Holger A. Klein, Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2015, 133-51.

Della Dora, V. 2016. Landscape, Nature, and the Sacred in Byzantium. Cambridge University Press

Lidov, A. et al. Icons Of Space, Icons In Space: Iconography Or Hierotopy? RT at The 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Belgrade, 25th Of August 2016

Veikou, M. 2016. Space in Texts and Space as Text: A new approach to Byzantine spatial notions

Yasin, A.-M. 2016. "Beyond Spolia: Architectural Memory and Adaptation in the Churches of Late Antique North Africa," in North Africa under Byzantium and Early Islam, ed. J. Conant and S. Stevens, Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2016, 215-36.

Bogdanovic, J. 2017. The Framing of Sacred Space. The Canopy and the Byzantine Church, Oxford University Press.

Preiser-Kapeller, J. & Werther, L. forth. Connecting Harbours. A comparison of traffic networks across ancient and medieval Europe

Veikou, M. & Beihammer, A. forth. ‘Spatial’ identities. Literary spaces and human agencies in Byzantine Smyrna through the cartulary of Lembos monastery (end of 12th – 13th centuries).

Veikou, M. forth. The Reconstruction of Byzantine Lived Spaces: A Challenge for Survey Archaeology

Veikou, M., forth. "‘Telling Spaces’ in Byzantium. Ekphraseis, place-making and the ‘thick’ description", in: Charis Messis, Margaret Mullett and Ingela Nilsson (eds.), Telling stories in Byzantium: narratological approaches and Byzantine narration (Uppsala).

Veikou, M. & Nilsson, I. forth., Byzantine ports and harbours as heterotopic entities in Byzantine literary texts, in: Proceedings of the International Conference ‘Harbours as objects of interdisciplinary research – Archaeology + History + Geoscience’, Interdisziplinäre Forschungen zu Häfen von der Römischen Kaiserzeit bis zum Mittelalter Series (Mainz: RGZM).

 

Medieval Spaces (Indicative works emphasising on theoretical issues)

Bazzana, A. et al. (eds.) 1982-2008. Series Castrum 1-8, Casa de Velasquez

Cassidy-Welch, M., 2001. Monastic Spaces and Their Meanings: Thirteenth-Century English Cistercian Monasteries, Brepols.

––– 2005. ‘‘A Place of Horror and Vast Solitude’’: Medieval Monasticism and the Australian Landscape'

––– 2011. Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination, c. 1150-1400

––– 2011. Memories of Space in Thirteenth-Century France: Displaced People After the Albigensian Crusade

––– 2010. Space and Place in Medieval Contexts

Cohen, M. & Madeline F. (eds.) 2014. Space in the Medieval West: Places, Territories, and Imagined Geographies. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.

Della Dora, V., “Windows on Heaven (and Earth): The Poetics and Politics of Post-Byzantine ‘Cartographic Icons’ ”, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures  38/ 1 (2012), pp. 84-112.

Goodson, C., A. E. Lester & C. Symes (eds) 2010. Cities, Texts and Social Networks, 400–1500: Experiences and Perceptions of Medieval Urban Space, Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 

Howes, L. L. (ed.) 2007. Place, Space, and Landscape in Medieval Narrative, Knoxville, Tenn.: University of Tennessee Press (Tenn Studies Literature 43).

Siewers, A.K. 2009. Strange Beauty: Ecocritical Approaches to Early Medieval Landscape. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK (New Middle Ages series).

Suarez-Nani, T., and M. Rohde, 2011. Représentations et conceptions de l’espace dans la culture médiévale. / Repräsentationsformen und Konzeptionen des Raums in der Kultur des Mittelalters: Colloque Fribourgeois 2009. Freiburger Colloquium 2009: Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Uomo e spazio nell'alto medioevo. Atti 50. Settimana di studi sull'alto medioevo della Fondazione CISAM, Spoleto 2003.

 

Spatial Theory in the humanities and social sciences (Indicative works)

Harvey, D. 1969. Explanation in Geography. London: Edward Arnold.

Lefebvre, H. 1974. La production de l' espace. Paris (The Production of Space, English translation by D. Nicholson-Smith,

Malden: Blackwell 1991).

De Certeau, M. 1980. L'invention du quotidien. Vol. 1: Arts de faire. (The Practice of Everyday Life, tr. S. Randall, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press 1984).

Soja, E. 1989. Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. London: Verso Press.

Crang, M. and N. Thrift (eds) 2000. Thinking Space. London: Routledge.

Massey, D. 2005. For Space. Los Angeles: Sage.

Harvey, D. 2009. Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom. New York: Columbia University Press.

Warf, B., and S. Arias (eds) 2009. The Spatial Turn, London and New York: Routledge.

Ryan, M.-L., K. Foote and M. Azaryahu, 2016. Narrating Space, Spatializing Narrative. Where Narrative Theory And Geography Meet, Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

 

Arts

 

Performative arts

Mats Ek, Ställe [Place] (Ana Laguna, Mikhail Baryshnikov), Stockholm Dansenshus 2007

Kimsooja, Performance Videos

 

Visual Arts

Hélio Oiticica: The Body of Colour, Tate Gallery 2007

Hélio Oiticica: The Great Labyrinth, Frankfurt: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main 2013