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Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Amrhein, Anastasia, “Multi-Media Image-Making in Assyria and Babylonia (9th – 6th centuries BCE): Visualizations of the Numinous in Political Context” (University of Pennsylvania, H. Pittman)

Butner, Amy. “Creation of Ritual Space in the Non-Royal Tombs at Amarna” (Emory University, G. Robins)

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

Hartsay, Emily, “The Geographic Personifications of the Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut, Karnak” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Langendorfer, Breton, “Assyrian Entropy: City Sieges and Cosmic Dissolution in the Palace Relief Programs” (University of Pennsylvania, H. Pittman)

Middleton, Andrea, “The Ruler Cult of Arsinoe II Philadelphus” (Penn State, E. Walters)
Peebles, Matthew, “Act as Attribute: The Attacking Body in Ancient Greek Art” (Columbia University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Said, Miriam, “Materializing Apotropaia: The Sensing Body in Neo-Assyrian Magical Arts, 9th - 7th c. BCE” (University of California, Berkeley; M. Feldman and A. Stewart)

Schneller, David, “Strangers in the Shrine: Itinerant Objects in Greek Sanctuaries of the Geometric and Archaic Periods” (Columbia University, I. Mylonoloupos)

Shifferd, Sania, “Extraordinary Objects: Figured Metal Bowls from The Near East and the Mediterranean” (The University of Texas at Austin, A. Papalexandrou)

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