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

Egyptian/Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2010

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Aker, Julide, “Rhetoric of Transgression: Assurbanipal’s Babylonian Policy and Transformations in the Visual Domain” (Harvard, I. Winter)

Ambler, Jessica, “How Fortunate Are Those Whose Walls Already Rise! The Roman Rebuilding of Carthage in Physical City and Constructed Memory” (UC Santa Barbara, F. Yegul)

Badawi, Sherine, “Transposition and Transformation: The Interconnection between Tomb Chapel and Coffin in Middle Kingdom Egypt” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Belcher, Ellen, “Embodying the Halaf: Fifth-Millennium Figurines from Northern Mesopotamia” (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Benzel, Kim, “Magically Made: The Technology and Enchantment of Jewelry at Ur, Mesopotamia in 2500 BCE” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

Calvert, Amy, “Changing Dress, Changing Roles: The Evolution of Royal Regalia in the New Kingdom” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Cody, Madeleine, “The Old Kingdom Cemetery at Mendes: Reflections of an Egyptian Community in the New Kingdom” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Cummins, Elizabeth, “The Bed in New Kingdom Egyptian Art” (Emory, G. Robins)

Fitzgerald, Clare, “Image as a Tool of Spatial Organization in Ramesside Theban Tombs” (Emory, G. Robins)

Franck, Sara, “Bucolic Architecture: Hellenistic Pastoral Temples in the Peloponnese” (Minnesota, F. Cooper)

Kopleff, Heather, “A Community in Stone: The Cenotaph Stelae of Abydos” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Martino, Shannon A. C., “Clarifying the Eneolithic: Early Bronze Age Transition around the Southwestern Black Sea through Clay Figurines” (Pennsylvania, H. Pittman)

McCarthy, Heather, “Queenship, Cosmography, and Regeneration: The Decorative Programs and Architecture of Ramesside Royal Women’s Tombs” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Papayiannis, Joanna, “The Gynaikonitis: An Investigation of the (Un)Gendered Spatial Division of Houses in Ancient Greece” (Princeton, T. L. Shear, Jr.)

Sekedat, Bradley, “Rethinking Resources: The Material and Social Networks of Eastern Mediterranean Quarries in the Roman Period” (Brown, S. Alcock, J. Cherry)

Swan, Carolyn, “In Flux: Glass, Technology, and the Glassmaking Industry in the Early Islamic Near East: Reassessing the Archaeology and Archaeometry of a High Temperature Craft” (Brown, J. Cherry)

Weiss, Cecelia Feldman, “Living Fluidly: The Uses and Meanings of Water in Asia Minor (2nd Century BCE–2nd Century CE)” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Yalçın, Serdar, “Seals and Patronage in the Near East during the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1600–1200 BC)” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)