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, 2018

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

Breidenthal, Magdalene, “Leaving 'Heaven on Earth': The Visual Codes of Middle Byzantine Church Exits” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Caruso, Stephanie, “Redirecting Gazes: The Design and Reception of a Late Antique Pictorial Motif” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Thomas)

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

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

Grady, Erin Kate, “O admirandus apium fervor! Allegory and the Bee in Southern Italian Exultet Rolls” (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Hutchison, Caitlin, “The Multivocality of the Cross of the Scriptures: Claiming Victory, Kingship, and Territory in Early Medieval Ireland” (University of Delaware, L. Nees)

Kopta, Joseph R., “Chromatic Networks: Materiality of Middle Byzantine Gospel Lectionaries (ca. 850–1204 CE)” (Temple University, E. Bolman)

Michael, Kelin, “Word, Image, and Copy: The Reception of Hrabanus Maurus's In honorem sanctae crucis, 810-1600 CE” (Emory University, E. Pastan)

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

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

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

Vause, Rachael, “The Cross and the Body in Early Medieval England” (University of Delaware, L. Nees)

Webb, Lora “Kosmos Embodied: Eunuchs and Byzantine Art from the Ninth through the Twelfth Centuries” (Stanford University, B. Pentcheva)