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

Art of the Middle East/North Africa
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2009

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Adamjee, Qamar, “The Sultanate Chandayana: An Exemplar of Cultural and Artistic Interaction in 14th–16th Century India” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Al-Saleh, Yasmine, “Licit Magic: The Touch and Sight of Mamluk and Ottoman Talismanic Material; Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Arcak, Sinem, “Gifts in Motion: Ottoman-Safavid Cultural Exchange, 1500–1639” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Blessing, Patricia, “Reframing the Lands of Rūm Architecture and Style in Eastern Anatolia, 1250–1320” (Princeton, T. Leisten)

Chagnon, Michael, “Pictures from a Shrine City: Illustrated Manuscript Production in Mashhad, 1620–1660” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Craig, Michelle Huntingford, “[In]Secure Space: The Mellah of Fez, Morocco, 1834–1956” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Dagoglu, Özlem-Gülin, “Mihri Müsfik, une femme peintre ottomane du début du vingtième siècle” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Dalal, Radha, “The Orient Express: Visual Culture, European Imperialism, and the Ottoman Empire” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Elias, Chad, “Surviving Images: The Visual Culture of the Lebanese Wars” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Holmes, Denwood, “The Walls of the Well-Protected Domains: The Development of Ottoman Fortification, 1400–1600” (Princeton, T. Leisten)

Kamada, Yumiko, “Flowers on Floats: The Production, Circulation, and Reception of Early Modern Indian Carpets” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Latif, Riyaz, “Ornate Visions of Knowledge and Power: The Marinid Madrasas of Fez” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Lauren, Samantha, “Swahili Architecture: Mediating Aesthetics in Medieval East Africa” (UC Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

Lenssen, Anneka, “The Shape of the Support: Painting in Syria's Twentieth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Nabavinejad, Behrang, “Persian Paintings of the Books in Classical Persia” (University of Victoria, A. Welch)

Overton, Keelan, “Visualizing Kingship in Islamic Bijapur: Portraiture at the Court of Ibrahim Adil Shah II (r. 1580–1627)” (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Rice, Yael, “Between the Brush and the Pen: Inscribing and Describing Paintings at the Mughal Court, c. 1555–1625” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Rogers, Amanda, “Blood, Skin, and the Sacred: Women's Henna Adornment and Moroccan Islam” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Sornin, Alexis, “Architectural Culture in Early Modern India: Jaipur and the Mughal Building Workshops” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Teece, Denise, “Vessels of Verse, Ships of Song: Persian ‘Safina’ Manuscripts and Their Significance” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Tutuncu, Filiz, “A Life on the Frontier: Urban Environment in Medieval Antioch between the 10th and the 13th Centuries” (University of Victoria, M. Milwright)

Viswanathan, Rashmi, “The Brahmin and the Fakir: Picturing ‘Type’ in Early Colonial India” (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Yalman, Suzan, “A Period of ‘Transformation’: Religion, Urbanism, and Identity in the Architectural Patronage of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad (r. 1220–37)” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Zarur, Kathy, “Configuring ‘Arab’ and ‘African’ Representations of Gender and Nation in the Work of Tarek Al Ghoussein, Hassan Musa, and Walid Raad” (Michigan, M. Biro, N. Naber)