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

Art of the Middle East/North Africa
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2010

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Adamjee, Qamar, “The Sultanate Chandayana: An Exemplar of Cultural and Artistic Interaction in 14th–16th-Century India” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Al-Saleh, Yasmine, “Licit Magic: The Touch and Sight of Mamluk and Ottoman Talismanic Material: Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Andersen, Angela “Cem Evleri: An Examination of the Historical Roots and Contemporary Meanings of Alevi Architecture and Iconography” (Ohio State, H. Crane)

Arcak, Sinem, “Gifts in Motion: Ottoman-Safavid Cultural Exchange, 1500–1639” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Auji, Hala, “The Printed Word and the American Syria Mission: Exploring Books and their Production in the Arab World, 1835–1900” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Blessing, Patricia, “Reframing the Lands of Rūm Architecture and Style in Eastern Anatolia, 1250–1320” (Princeton, T. Leisten)

Chagnon, Michael, “Pictures from a Shrine City: Illustrated Manuscript Production in Mashhad, 1620–1660” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Craig, Michelle Huntingford, “[In]Secure Space: The Mellah of Fez, Morocco, 1834–1956” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Dagoglu, Özlem-Gülin, “Mihri Rasim Müsfik (1886–1954), une peintre turque du vingtième siècle” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Dalal, Radha, “Modernity, Memory, Monuments: The Orient Express Train and Istanbul” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Elias, Chad, “Surviving Images: Art and War in Contemporary Lebanon” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Gerschultz, Jessica, “Weaving the National Identity: The Tapestries of Safia Farhat, 1967–1978” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Holmes, Denwood, “The Walls of the Well-Protected Domains: The Development of Ottoman Fortification, 1400–1600” (Princeton, T. Leisten)

Latif, Riyaz, “Ornate Visions of Knowledge and Power: the Marinid Madrasas of Fez” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Lauren, Samantha, “Swahili Architecture: Mediating Aesthetics in Medieval East Africa” (UC Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

Lenssen, Anneka, “The Shape of the Support: Painting in Syria’s Twentieth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Michelsen, Leslee Katrina, “Visual Culture and Figural Iconography in Early Islamic Central Asia” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Overton, Keelan, “A Collector and His Portrait: Book Arts and Painting for Ibrahim ‘Adil Shah II of Bijapur” (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Rogers, Amanda, “Blood, Skin, and the Sacred: Women’s Henna Adornment and Moroccan Islam” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Seggerman, Alexandra Dika, “Revolution and Renaissance in Modern Egyptian Art, 1880–1960” (Yale, K. Rizvi, D. Joselit)

Sornin, Alexis, “Architectural Culture in Early Modern India: Jaipur and the Mughal Building Workshops” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Teece, Denise, “Vessels of Verse, Ships of Song: Persian ‘Safina’ Manuscripts and Their Significance” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Viswanathan, Rashmi, “The Brahmin and the Fakir: Picturing ‘Type’ in Early Colonial India” (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Yalman, Suzan, “Building the Sultanate of Rum: Memory, Urbanism, and Mysticism in the Architectural Patronage of ‘Ala al-Din Kayqubad (r. 1220–1237)” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)