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

West Asia
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Ari, Nisa, “Cultural Mandates, Artistic Missions, and ‘The Welfare of Palestine,’ 1876-1948” (MIT, C. Jones and N. Rabbat)

Haines, Chelsea, “Staging the Modern, Building the Nation: Israeli Exhibitions, 1948-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Golan)

Kindred, Clayton, “An Archaeology of Castration: The Image of the Eunuch in Nineteenth-Century Art” (Ohio State University, A. Shelton)

MacMurdie, Meekyung, “Geometric medicine: aniconism and Arab painting” (University of Chicago, P. Berlekamp)

O’Brien, Jeff, “The Right to be Seen: Archiving Absence Post–Nakba in Lebanon and Palestine” (The University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, “The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude) – The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853-1911)” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Rauh, Elizabeth, “ An Islamic Cosmos: Contemporary Art Engagements with Islamic Heritage in Iran and the Arab East, 1958-2018” (University of Michigan, C. Gruber)

Rozental, Rotem, “Photographic Archives, Nationalism and the Foundation of the Jewish State, 1903-1948” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Sellati, Lillian, “When is Hercules Not Himself? An Analysis of Hercules Images on the Terrestrial Silk Route, 1st-3rd Century CE” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

Shirazi, Somayeh Noori, “Negotiating Identities in the Artworks of Three Contemporary Iranian Women Artists” (University of Alberta, L. McTavish)

Soltani, Zohreh, “Tehran: a symptomatic rendering of public architecture” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough and N. Um)

Willson, Justin,”The Moods of Early Russian Art: A Belated Chapter of Byzantine Aesthetics” (Princeton, C. Barber and B. Kitzinger)