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, 2014

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Achi, Andrea, “Coptic Manuscripts at the Morgan Library” (IFA/NYU, T. Thomas)

Batario, Jessamine, “The Art and Intellectual History of Byzantine Modernism” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Binning, Ravinder S., “Fear at the Sight of Your Icon: Christ the Judge in Byzantium” (Stanford, B. Pentcheva)

Breidenthal, Magdalene, “Leaving ‘Heaven on Earth’: The Visual Coding of Byzantine Church Exits, 900–1200” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Caruso, Stephanie, “Darting Glances: Late Antique Visuality, Decoration, and Material Spatiality” (IFA/NYU, T. Thomas)

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

Dennis, Nathan S., “Performing Paradise in the Early Christian Baptistery: Art, Liturgy, and the Transformation of Vision” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Eckersley, Tracy, “Putting Christians on the Map: Topographic Mosaics from Late Antique Jordan as Representation of Authority and Status” (Louisville, J. Westerfeld)

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

Hostetler, Bradley, “The Function of Text: Byzantine Reliquaries with Metrical Inscriptions, 843–1204” (Florida State, L. Jones)

Jewell, Kaelin, “Architectural Decorum and Aristocratic Power in Late Antiquity: The Gens Anicii” (Temple, E. Bolman)

Lansdowne, John, “The Dead Christ on Display at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome” (Princeton, C. E. Barber; Johns Hopkins, N. Zchomelidse)

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

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, “Replacing Byzantium: Laskarid Urban Environments and the Landscape of Loss (1204–1261 AD)” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

Rodriguez, James A., “An Image and Its Contexts: Bilateral Icons in Byzantium and Early Modern Orthodoxy” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Sitz, Anna, “‘What’s in a Name?’: Conceptualizing Temples in Late Antique Greece and Asia Minor Through Inscriptions” (Pennsylvania, R. Ousterhout)

Sloutsky, Lana, “A Culture in Exile? The Transferral and Translation of Byzantine Visual Culture, 1440–1600” (Boston, J. Cranston)

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, “Middle-Byzantine Monastic Narthex: Architecture and Function – The Case of Mount Athos (Tenth–Eleventh Centuries)” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

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

Steiner, Shannon, “Byzantine Enamel and Material Power, Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries” (Bryn Mawr, A. Walker)

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

Sullivan, Alice Isabella, “The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

Sullo, Nicole Paxton, “The Art of Memory in Byzantium during the Later Middle Ages” (Yale, R. Nelson)

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)

Turker, Alev, “From Constantinople to Kostantiniyye: The Transformation of the Byzantine Capital to an Ottoman Metropolis” (Georgia, A. Kirin)

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