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, 2009

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

Badamo, Heather, “Image and Identity: Representations of Military Saints in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean” (Michigan, T. Thomas, E. Sears)

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)

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)

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: Materiality and Byzantine Figural Reliefs 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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Steinborn, Carly Jane, “Transforming Sacred Space: Image and Materiality in the Orthodox Baptistery of Ravenna” (Rutgers, E. Thunø)

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)

Wilson, Jaime Y., “Alterations of Form and Function: A Re-interpretive Analysis of the Conversion of Greek Temples in the Early Christian Era” (Boston, H. Westervelt)