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

Egyptian/Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Aker, Julide, “Rhetoric of Transgression: Assurbanipal's Babylonian Policy and
Transformations in the Visual Domain” (Harvard, I. Winter)

Ameri, Marta, “Middle Asian Interaction Spheres at the Turn of the Second Millennium BC: The View from Gilund, Rajastan, India” (IFA/NYU, D. P. Hansen)

Andrioti, Maria, “Votive Stone Sculpture from the Greek East: The Case of the Archaic Cypriot-Type Limestone Statuettes” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Aravecchia, Nicola, “Christians of the Western Desert in Late Antiquity: The Fourth-Century Church Complex of Ain el-Gedida in the Dakhleh Oasis, Upper Egypt” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Badawi, Sherine, “Transposition and Transformation: The Interconnection between Tomb Chapel and Coffin in Middle Kingdom Egypt” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Belcher, Ellen, "Embodying the Halaf: Fifth-Millennium Figurines from Northern Mesopotamia" (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Benzel, Kim, “Magically Made: The Technology and Enchantment of Jewelry at Ur, Mesopotamia in 2500 BCE” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

Calvert, Amy, “Changing Dress, Changing Roles: The Evolution of Royal Regalia in the New Kingdom” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Cody, Madeleine, “The Old Kingdom Cemetery at Mendes: Reflections of an Egyptian Community in the New Kingdom” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Cummins, Elizabeth, “Beds in New Kingdom Egyptian Art” (Emory, G. Robins)

Eppihimer, Melissa, "The Visual Legacy of Akkadian Kingship" (Harvard, I. Winter)

Franck, Sara, “Examination of Hellenistic Architecture of the Peloponnese” (Minnesota, F. Cooper)

Judas, Beth Ann, “Late Bronze Age Aegean Ceramics in the Nile Valley: An
Analysis of Idea and Practice in the Archaeological Record" (Pennsylvania, J. Wegner)

Kopleff, Heather, “A Community in Stone: The Cenotaph Stelae of Abydos” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Marlar, Michelle, “The Temple of Osiris at Abydos in the Late Period Dynasty XXX (380–343 BC) through the Roman Occupation of Egypt (30 BC)” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

McCarthy, Heather, “Queenship, Cosmography, and Regeneration: The Decorative Programs and Architecture of Ramesside Royal Women’s Tombs” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Papayiannis, Joanna, “The Gynaikonitis: An Investigation of the (Un)Gendered Spatial Division of Houses in Ancient Greece” (Princeton, T. L. Shear Jr.)

Ullmann, Lee, “The Conception of Space in the Art and Landscape of the Hittites” (Columbia, J. Smith, Z. Bahrani)

Weiss, Cecelia Feldman, “The Connectivity of Water in the Roman East” (Brown, S. Alcock)