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, 2012

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Betancourt, Roland, “The Proleptic Image: An Investigation of the Medium in Byzantium” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Bjeličić-Miletkov, Bojana, “The Church of the Dormition of the Virgin: Monastery Savina, and Its Place in Late Byzantine and Post Byzantine Art” (Georgia, A. Kirin)

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

Craft, Sarah, “Early Christian Pilgrimage Pragmatics: Travel Infrastructure, Movement and Connectivity in Late Roman and Early Byzantine Anatolia” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Danford, Rachel, “Manipulating Matter: Stucco Sculpture in the Early Middle Ages” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Dennis, Nathan S., “Early Christian Baptisteries as Visions of Paradise” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Georgiadou, Sofia, “Architecture and Statehood in Late Byzantium, 1204–1461: A Comparative Study of the Courts of Nicaea, Trebizond, and Epirus” (UIUC, R. Ousterhout)

Hagan, Stephanie, “Consular Accession to Cosmic Triumph: Reassessing the Basilica of Junius Bassus” (Pennsylvania, A. Kuttner, C. B. Rose)

Hostetler, Bradley, “Text as Iconography: Middle Byzantine Reliquaries with Dedicatory Inscriptions” (Florida State, L. Jones)

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

Kim, Anna, “Aesthetics and Ontologies of the Image from Byzantium to the Reformation” (Virginia, D. Summers)

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

Loic, Erika, “The Ripoll Bibles: Monastic Practice, Unity, and Continuity in Medieval Spain” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Magruder, James, “Byzantine Cameos” (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

McMichael, Alice Lynn “Rising Above the Faithful: Monumental Ceiling Crosses in Byzantine Cappadocia” (CUNY, J. Ball)

Moss, Betsy, “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)

Rodriguez, James A., “Bilateral Icons in Byzantium, ca. 1150–1500” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Shilling, Brooke, “Apse Mosaics of the Virgin Mary in Early Byzantine Cyprus” (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

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)

Sturm, Jaqueline, “The Bishop, His House, and His Church: Early Medieval Episcopal Complexes in the Mediterranean (AD 300–600)” (Princeton, N. Zchomelidse)

Szymanska, Agnieszka, “Vehicles of Memory: Paintings in the Red Monastery, Upper Egypt” (Temple, E. Bolman)

Timm, Christopher, “The Visual Construction of ‘Macedonian’ Dynastic Identity in Constantinople, 867–1056” (Florida State, L. Jones)

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

Yandek, Amy, “Pagan Roman Religious Acculturation? An Inquiry into the Domestic Cult at Dura-Europos, Ephesos, and Karanis; The First to Fifth Centuries CE” (Temple, J. Evans)