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, 2010

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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)

Couzin, Robert, “The Christian Turn: Figural Imagery on Roman Sarcophagi” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

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

Fox, Allison, “Burial and Resurrection: The Sculpted Sarcophagi of Ravenna and Visions of Perpetuity in an Age of Flux” (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)

Hedrick, Tera Lee, “The Power of Objects: Ars Sacra and the Negotiation of the Sacred in Late Byzantium” (Northwestern, C. Hilsdale)

Hurst, Ellen, “Italians and the New Byzantium: Lombard and Venetian Architects in Muscovy, 1472–1539” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Larison, Kristine, “Mount Sinai and the Monastery of St. Catherine: Depicting ‘Place’ and ‘Space’ in Pilgrimage Art” (Chicago, R. Nelson)

Magruder, Jamie, “Byzantine Cameos as Icons” (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

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, J. Caskey)

Pitamber, Naomi Ruth, “Re-Placing Byzantium: Laskarid Urban Environments and the Landscape of Loss (1204–1261 AD)” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

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)

Sizonenko, Tatiana, “Artists as Agents in Venice: Artistic Exchange and Cultural Translation with the Mamluks, Constantinople, and Moscow, 1400–1500” (UC San Diego, J. Greenstein)

Spratt, Emily, “Byzantium Not Forgotten: Constructing the Artistic and Cultural Legacy of an Empire between East and West in the Early Modern Period” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Transformed Architecture for a Reformed Monastic Ritual: Late-Byzantine Narthexes (Litai) on Mount Athos” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

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

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)