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

Sixth to Tenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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

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)

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

Hutchison, Caitlin, “The High Cross of Ireland: Landmark of Patronage, Power, and Protection” (Delaware, L. Nees)

King, Katherine, “Deliberate Defacement: Provocation and Response in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts” (Princeton, C. Barber)

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

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)

McMichael, Alice Lynn, “Rising Above the Faithful: Monumental Ceiling Crosses in Byzantine Cappadocia” (CUNY, J. Ball)

Muehlbauer, Mikael, “’Bastions of the Cross’: Medieval Rock-cut Cruciform Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Nevins, Teresa, “Viewing Revelation: Text and Image in Ninth-Century Apocalypse Manuscripts” (Delaware, L. Nees)

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

Pulichene, Nicole, “‘One Whose Name was Writ in Wax’: Reflections on the Medieval Reuse of Consular Diptychs” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

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

Steiner, Shannon, “Byzantine Enamel and the Aesthetics of Technological Power, Ninth to Fifteenth Century” (Bryn Mawr, A. Walker)

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

Szymanska, Agnieszka, “Divine Spectacle: The Early Byzantine Triconch at the Red Monastery in Egypt” (Temple, E. Bolman)

Taronas, Katherine, “Holy Man and Holy Image in Late Antiquity: Art and Religious Media in the Cult of Saint Menas” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Thebaut, Nancy, “Non est hic: Figuring Christ’s Absence in Early Medieval Art” (Chicago, A. Kumler)

Tomaselli, Courtney, “‘For He was made man that we might be made God’: Visualizing the Way to Theosis in the Byzantine Psalter Vat. gr. 1927” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

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