Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Sixth Century CE to Eleventh Century CE Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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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” (Texas, Austin, R. Shiff)

Berkowitz, Elizabeth, “Bloomsbury’s Byzantium and the Writing of Modern Art” (CUNY, R. Long)

Bevis, Elizabeth, “Aula Sepulta Resurgit: Dissonant Material Discourses and the Local Experience of Late Antiquity in the Roman Villas of Southern Gaul” (Johns Hopkins, P. L. Tucci)

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)

Celentano, Sarah, “Embodied Reading as Political Action in the Hortus Deliciarum” (Texas, Austin, J. Holladay)

Coyle, Alexander, “Frame and Format between Byzantium and Central Italy, 1200–1300” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Danford, Rachel, “Manipulating Matter: Figural 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)

Freeman, Evan, “Ritual Object, Ritual Space: Art, Agency, and Performance in Middle Byzantine Liturgy” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Hostetler, Bradley, “The Function of Text: Byzantine Reliquaries with Epigrams, 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: Revetments on Byzantine Icons” (Toronto, J. Caskey; L. Safran)

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

Simmons, Sarah, “Rjurik Dynastic Ideology in the Art of Medieval Rus’, 980–1125” (Florida State, L. Jones; R. Romanchuk)

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 (10th–11th 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)” (Johns 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, “Divine Spectacle: The Early Byzantine Triconch at the Red Monastery in Egypt” (Temple, E. Bolman)

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

Tomaselli, Courtney, “Piety, Patronage, and Praxis: The Byzantine Psalter Vaticanus Graecus 1927” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

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 Re-interpretive Analysis of the Conversion of Greek Temples in the Early Christian Era” (Boston, D. Kahn)