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

500 BCE to 500 CE
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

Show completed dissertations

Acquisito, Kiernan, “The Self-Conscious Kings: Intersecting Identities and the Representation of Power on the Figural Relief Sarcophagi from the ‘Aya’a Nekropolis, Sidon” (Boston University, R. Martin)

Arney, Jane, “Gleaming Cauldrons and Golden Offerings: Tripods and Memory in Greek and Roman Culture” (Emory University, B. Wescoat)

Burgess, Steven, “‘Conflagration and Consecration Funerary Pyres of the Roman Imperial Family from 138 to 235 CE” (Boston University, F. Kleiner)

Chen, Amanda, “Transition and Superstition: The Art and Experience of Roman Doorways” (University of Maryland, M. Gensheimer)

Cheng, Julianne, “Making the Ordered Cosmos: The Gigantomachy in Archaic and Classical Athenian Vase Painting” (Emory University, B. Wescoat)

Eckhardt, Ashley, “The Crafting of Cult Statues in the High Hellenistic Period” (Emory University, B. Wescoat)

Evitts, Diane, “Private Female Portraits: Patronage and Identity on the Greek Islands in the Roman Imperial Period” (Temple University, J. Evans)

Houseman, Justin Cody, “Roman Imperial Cinerary Urns: Production, and Display” (Emory University, E. Varner)

McCusker, Katherine, “Reanimating Etruscan Cities: Visualizing Vulci’s Landscape and Urban Context” (Duke University, M. Forte)

Muñoz, Carlos J., “The Apoxyomenos: Meaning & Context of the Athlete with a Strigil in the Greek and Roman World” (Boston University, R. Martin)

Patt, Rachel, “Meaning, Materiality, and Pothos in Late Antique Gold Glass Portraits” (Emory University, E. Varner)

Smagh, Hannah, “The Embeddedness of Religion in the Classical Greek House and its Consequences for Social Practice” (Princeton, N. Arrington)

Stavis, Jacob, “The Formation of Achaemenid Art: Beyond Iconography and Attribution” (Columbia University, Z. Bahrani)

Tafe, Jennifer, “Nikosthenes: Innovation and Identity in Late Archaic Vase Painting” (Boston University, R. Martin)

Yen, Alexandra, “The Door Motif in Roman Art: 80 BC to 235 CE” (Boston University, F. Kleiner)