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

Early Christian/Byzantine Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

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Angelova, Diliana, “Imaging the Christian Empress: The Iconography of Female Imperial Authority; Its Religious and Political Origins from the First to the Sixth Century” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Bertha, Rev. Joseph W., “The Illustration of the Akathist Hymn at Ferapontow Monastery” (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Boeck, Elena, “The Art of Being Byzantine: History, Ritual, and Visual Narrative in the Madrid Skylitzes” (Yale, M. Georgopoulou)

Canepa, Matthew, “The Two Eyes of the Earth: Competition and Exchange in the Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran” (Chicago, R. Nelson)

Gittings, Elizabeth, “The Ideology and Aesthetics of Architecture in the Early-Christian Mosaics of the Rotunda in Thessaloniki” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)

Grossman, Heather, “Building Identity: Architecture as Evidence of Intercultural Interaction between Byzantines and Latins in Medieval Greece” (Pennsylvania, C. Striker)

Jekely, Zsombor, “Art at the Court of King Sigismund of Hungary: A Study of Frescoes of the Augustinian Church” (Yale, W. Cahn)

Luyster, Amanda, “Courtly Images Far from Court: The Family St-Floret” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Marlowe, Elizabeth, “Symbolic Capital: Constantine's Rome” (Columbia, R. Brilliant, N. Kampen)

Mihaljevic, Marina, “Constantinopolitan Architecture of the Comnenian Era (1081–1180) and Its Impact on the Balkans” (Princeton, S. Curcic)

Monroe, Elizabeth, “Synagoga as Christian Discourse, 1007–1215” (USC, C. Malone)

Ratliff, Brandie, “Image and Relic at Byzantine Pilgrimage Sites” (Columbia, S. Murray, H. Klein)

Ryder, Edmund, “Portable Mosaic Icons of the Late Byzantine Period (1261–1453)” (IFA/NYU, T. Mathews)

Varinlioglu, Gunder, “The Rural Landscape and Built Environment at the End of Antiquity: The Limestone Villages of Southeastern Isauria” (Pennsylvania, C. Striker)

Walker, Alicia, “Beyond the Classical: Islamic Elements in Middle Byzantine Secular Art” (Harvard, I. Kalavrezou)