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, 2009

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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)

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, “The Bed in New Kingdom Egyptian Art” (Emory, G. Robins)

Fitzgerald, Clare, “Image as a Tool of Spatial Organization in Ramesside Theban Tombs” (Emory, G. Robins)

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

Kopleff, Heather, “A Community in Stone: The Cenotaph Stelae of Abydos” (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.)

Swan, Carolyn, “Early Islamic Glass” (Brown, J. Cherry)

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

Weiss, Cecelia Feldman, “Living Fluidly: Uses and Meanings of Water in Western Asia Minor, 2nd Century BCE to 2nd Century CE” (Brown, S. Alcock, O. Harmansah)

Yalçin, Serdar, “Seals and Patronage in the Near East during the Late Bronze Age” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)