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, 2011

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Couzin, Robert, “The Christian Turn: Figural Imagery on Roman Sarcophagi” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Craft, Sarah, “Dynamic Landscapes in Late Roman and Byzantine Anatolia: Pilgrimage, Travel Infrastructure, and Landscape Archaeology” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Danford, Rachel, “Manipulating Matter: Stucco Sculpture from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Dennis, Nathan, “The Early Christian Baptistery as a Vision of Paradise” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Fox, Allison, “Burial and Resurrection: The Sculpted Sarcophagi of Ravenna and Visions of Perpetuity in an Age of Flux” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Georgiadou, Sofia, “Architecture and Statehood in Late Byzantium, 1204–1461: A Comparative Study of the Courts of Nicaea, Trebizond, and Epirus” (UIUC, R. Ousterhout)

Hess, Kristine, “Mount Sinai and the Monastery of Saint Catherine: Depicting ‘Place’ and ‘Space’ in Pilgrimage Art” (Chicago, R. Nelson)

Hurst, Ellen, “Italians and the New Byzantium: Lombard and Venetian Architects in Muscovy, 1472–1539” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Isner, Matthew, “The Social Dimension of the Amuletic Image in Early Byzantium” (Penn State, A. Cutler)

Kim, Anna, “Real Presence: The Iconic Image between Byzantium and Italy and Beyond” (Virginia, D. Summers)

Magruder, James A., “Byzantine Cameos” (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

Moss, Betsy, “Framing the Holy: Rims, Edges, and Covers on Byzantine Icons” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Pitamber, Naomi Ruth, “Re-Placing Byzantium: Laskarid Urban Environments and the Landscape of Loss (1204–1261 AD)” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

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

Shilling, Brooke, “Apse Mosaics of the Virgin Mary in Early Byzantine Cyprus” (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

Spratt, Emily, “Byzantium not Forgotten: Constructing the Artistic and Cultural Legacy of an Empire between East and West in the Early Modern Period” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Transformed Architecture for a Reformed Monastic Ritual: Late Byzantine Narthexes (Litai) on Mount Athos” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Steinborn, Carly Jane, “Transforming Sacred Space: Image and Materiality in the Orthodox Baptistery of Ravenna” (Rutgers, E. Thunø)

Swan, Carolyn, “In Flux: Glass, Technology, and the Glassmaking Industry of the Byzantine and Early Islamic (8th–12th century CE) Near East; The Archaeology and Archaeometry of a High Temperature Craft” (Brown, S. Alcock, J. Cherry)

Wilson, Jaime Y., “Alterations of Form and Function: A Re-Interpretive Analysis of the Conversion of Greek Temples in the Early Christian Era” (Boston, D. Kahn)

Yandek, Amy, “Pagan Roman Religious Acculturation? An Inquiry into the Domestic Cult at Dura-Europos, Ephesos, and Karanis: The First to Fifth Centuries CE” (Temple, J. Evans)