Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Early Christian/Byzantine Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Anderson, Benjamin, “The Fixed Stars in Carolingian, Byzantine, and Umayyad Art” (Bryn Mawr, D. Kinney)

Anguelova, Vessela, “Place and Spiritual Experience in Middle and Late Byzantine Art, Ninth to Eighteenth Centuries” (Penn State, A. Cutler)

Badamo, Heather, “Among Byzantines and Muslims: Medieval Coptic Representations of Military Saints, ca. 650–1300 CE” (Michigan, T. Thomas)

Drpic, Ivan, "Kosmos of Verse: Art and Epigram in Late Byzantium" (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Fox, Allison, “The Early Christian Sarcophagi of Ravenna” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Fulghum Heintz, Mary, “The Transitive Form: Textiles as Transmitters of Power in the Middle Ages” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Gannaway, Ethan, "The ‘Cubiculum Leonis’ in the Catacomb of Commodilla at Rome" (Missouri, M. Rautman)

Georgiadou, Sofia, “Architecture and Statehood in Late Byzantium, 1204–1461: A Comparative Study of the Courts of Nicaea, Trebizond, and Epirus” (UIUC, R. Ousterhout)

Gittings, Elizabeth, “The Ideology and Aesthetics of Architecture in the Early Christian Mosaics of the Rotunda in Thessaloniki” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Greenwood, Jill Vessely, “The Romanesque Duomo in Sovana, Italy: Context, Iconography, and Style” (Kansas, M. Stokstad)

Hess, Kristine, “Mount Sinai and the Monastery of Saint Catherine: Depicting 'Place' and 'Space' in Pilgrimage Art” (Chicago, R. Nelson)

Magruder, James, "Stone Not Cut by Human Hands: The Materiality of Byzantine Relief Icons in Stone" (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

Marsengill, Katherine, “Portrait and Icon: Between Reality and Holiness in Byzantium” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

McNulty, Barbara, "Cypriot Donor Portraiture: Constructing the Ideal Family" (Temple, E. Bolman)

Methric, Timothy, “Art, Identity, and Coinage in 5th- and 6th-Century Thessaloniki" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

Milanovic, Ljubomir, “To Move a Body: Visual Representations of the Translatio of Relics in the Middle Ages; The Case of St. Stephen” (Rutgers, A. St. Clair Harvey)

Milliner, Matthew, “The Virgin of the Passion: Development, Dissemination, and Afterlife of a Byzantine Icon Type” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Moss, Elizabeth, “Framing the Holy: Rims, Edges, and Covers on Byzantine Icons” (Toronto, L. Safran)

O'Brien, Maureen, "Art and Text in the Vienna Genesis" (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk, J. Folda)

Olsen, Andrea, "The Birth and Rebirth of the Visitation in Byzantine Art" (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

Osenga, Katherine, “The Veil: A History of the Marian Veil in Art History and Mariology from Early Christianity to the Counter-Reformation” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Morris)

Payne, Stephanie, “Forming Friendship and Fraternity in Byzantine Monasticism: Illustrating The Romance of Barlaam and Joasaph from the Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries” (UT Austin, G. Peers)

Ratliff, Brandie, "Image and Relic at Byzantine Pilgrimage Sites" (Columbia, S. Murray, H. Klein)

Schilb, Henry D., “Byzantine Identity and Its Patrons: Embroidered Epitaphioi and Aeres of the Palaiologan and Post-Byzantine Periods" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

Shilling, Brooke, "Apse Mosaics of the Virgin Mary in Early Byzantine Cyprus" (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

Smine, Rima, “Two Syriac Lectionaires from Northern Iraq, Vat. Syr. 559 and British Library Syr. Add. 7170” (IFA/NYU, T. Mathews)

Sponsler, Jessica, “Defining the Boundaries of Self and Other in the Girona Beatus of 975” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Stancioiu, Cristina, “Everyday Life and Cultural Exchange: The Evidence of Material Culture from Rhodes, Cyprus, and Crete from the Thirteenth through the Sixteenth Century” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Framing the Monastic Ritual: Architecture and Liturgy of the Byzantine Church Narthexes on Mount Athos (10th–15th Centuries)” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Tirnanic, Galina, “The Art of Punishment: The Spectacle of the Body on the Streets of Constantinople” (Chicago, R. Nelson)

Veneskey, Laura, "Alternative Topographies: Loca Sancta Surrogates and Site Circulation in Byzantium" (Northwestern, C. Hilsdale)

Weddle, Candace, “Making Sense of Emperor Worship: The Sensory Experience of Cult in Roman Asia Minor and the Christian Response” (USC, J. Pollini)