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, 2014

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Aly, Reham, “Ceremonial and Economical Life in the Royal Palace of New Kingdom, Egypt” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Amrhein, Anastasia, “Multimedia Image-Making in Assyria: Visualizations of the Numinous in Political Context” (Pennsylvania, H. Pittman)

Butterworth, Jennifer, “Women in Clay: Lower Nubian Anthropomorphic Figurines in Their Regional Context” (Emory, G. Robins)

Durusu Tanrıöver, Müge, “Occupy Hattusa: Views from the Borderlands of the Hittite Empire” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Ferguson, Elissa, “Mummy Dearest: The Depiction of Women in the Tombs of Their Sons in New Kingdom Egypt” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Hartsay, Emily, “The Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut, Erasures and Iconography” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Kopleff, Heather, “A Community in Stone: The Cenotaph Stelae of Abydos” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Kreiter, Rachel, “The Practices and Meaning of Reuse in Egyptian Royal Contexts” (Emory, G. Robins)

LeRoux, Colette, “In the Beginning was the Picture: Visual Culture in the Uruk Expansion” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

Mazurek, Lindsey, “Globalizing the Sculptural Landscape of the Isis and Sarapis Cults in Roman Greece” (Duke, S. Dillon)

McGovern, Elizabeth, “Fashioning Identity in Eighteenth-Dynasty Egypt: The Depiction of Costume in the Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Peters, Erin A., “Egypt in Empire: Temple Art and Architecture in Augustan Egypt” (Iowa, B. Longfellow)

Pilavcı, Türkan, “Drinking a God and Sacrificing a Drink: Hittite Libation Vessels in Art and Ritual” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

Prakash, Tara, “Statues of the “Other”: An Examination of Three-Dimensional Representations of Foreigners in Ancient Egypt” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Shanley, Andrea, “Seth and New Kingdom Royal Ideology” (Emory, G. Robins)