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, 2011

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

Al-Saleh, Yasmine, “Licit Magic: The Touch and Sight of Islamic Talismanic Scrolls” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

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 the Nascent Press in the Arab World, 1820–1870” (Binghamton University, 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)

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

Erdim, Burak, “Modernism and Revolution: Architectural Education, Development, and the Cold War Middle East, 1950–1969” (Virginia, S. Crane)

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

Kamada, Yumiko, “Flowers on Floats: The Production, Circulation, and Reception of Early Modern Indian Carpets” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

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)

Oguz, Zeynep, “Multi-Functional T-shaped Zaviyes in the Early Ottoman Context” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Rogers, Amanda, “The Art of Religious Authority: Women’s Henna Adornment and North African Islam(s)” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Rüstem, Ünver, “Architecture for a New Age: Imperial Ottoman Mosques in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul” (Harvard, G. Necipoğlu)

Saba, Matthew, “The Dar al-Khalifa of Samarra and the Aesthetics of the Abbasid Palace” (Chicago, P. Berlekamp)

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

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

Van Loan, Theodore, “Bargaining with Likenesses: Image-Makers and Image-Beholders in Early Islam” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

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