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

Southern Europe and Mediterranean
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Álvarez de Toledo López Herrera, Felipe, “‘Pinturas Infinitas para América.’ Crafting a Data-Driven History of the Market for Paintings in Seville (1500-1700)” (Duke University, H. Van Miegroet)

Anderson, Emily R., “The Bespoke Book: Experimental Printing in Early Modern Italy” (University of Southern California, D. Bleichmar)

Bell, Margaret, “Healing Walls: Visualizing Bodily, Social, and Spiritual Care in the Pelligrinaio Frescoes of the Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala in Siena” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Ben, Rebecca, “The Arrival of the Leonardeschi in Valencia” (Princeton, T. da Costa Kaufmann)

Candelaria, José, “Transculturation and the Cathedral: Late Gothic in Late Medieval Seville (1401-1516)” (Rice University, L. Neagley)

Carlson, Raymond, “Michelangelo between Florence and Rome: Art and Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

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

D’Addio, Sophia, “Painted Organ Shutters in Renaissance Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Depasquale, Thomas “Leonardo and the Commentators: Seeing Things Hidden in the Earliest Essays on the Work of Art, Italy, circa 1560-1590” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Dunkelbarger, Janet S., “The Garden Dining Spaces of Pompeii: An Archaeological Assessment” (University of Virginia, J.J. Dobbins)

Duntemann, Elizabeth, “Curing the Incurabili: Healing Rhetoric, Holy Wood, and Venereal Infection in Sixteenth-Century Italian Visual Culture” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

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

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

Greenlee, Justin, “Bessarion's World: Art, Science, and Crusade” (Virginia, F. Fiorani)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1880-1930” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Karras, Olga Zaferatos “Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850-1900” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Kobasa, Clare, “Sacred Impressions: Printmaking in seventeenth-century Sicily” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Konova, Joana, “Living with Antiquity: Reuse of Ancient Sculpture in 16th-century Rome” (University of Chicago, R. Zorach)

Mann, Justin, “Assembling a Monastic Landscape: Middle Byzantine Monasticism in Central Greece” (University of Virginia, F. Kondyli)

Mao, Natasha, “Revealing and Concealing: Interactive Objects in Early Modern Italy, 1400–1600” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Maxwell, Andrea, “A Different Pictor Modernus: Visual Exegesis and Anti-Semitism in North Italian Renaissance Art” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Nygren)

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

Nelson-Dusek, Colin, “Antoine Bourdelle and the Midi: Identity and Politics in Early-Twentieth Century French Sculpture” (University of Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Palowski, Mark J., “Housing and the Village Landscape in the Byzantine Mani” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

Pollick, Brian A, “Hell to Pay: Money, Merchants and the Visualization of Morality in Trecento, Italy” (University of Victoria, C. Harding)

Scheiber, Lindsey, “Identity in an Italian Renaissance Court: Art and Architecture of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino” (Temple University, M. Hall)

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

Somenzi, Laura, “Treasuries, Invention and the Teodelinda Chapel in Monza” (Emory University, C. J. Campbell)

Sorgini, Antongiulio, “Art and the Making of Loreto” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

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)

Tolstoy, Irina, “Camillo Trevisan's Palace and Villa Culture on the Island of Murano” (Columbia University, D. Rosand, M. Cole)

Wagner, Nicole, “Women Working the Table: The Material Culture, Gendered Spaces, and Visual Representations of Female Card-Players in Early Modern Italy” (Binghamton University, K. Barzman)

Wallace, Catharine, “Cultivating the Imago: Egyptian All'antica Imagery as Emblems of the City and Roman Hegemony in the Cinquecento” (Temple University, M. Hall)

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

Witty, John, “The Santa Chiara Polyptych and the Architecture of Devotion in Fourteenth-Century Venice” (Emory University, C. J. Campbell)

Wood, Emily, “Art, Politics, and Diplomacy at the Courts of Philip II in Madrid and the Medici in Florence” (Northwestern University, J. Escobar)