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, 2012

Show completed dissertations

Aly, Reham, “Ceremonial and Economical Life in the Royal Palace of New Kingdom, Egypt” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Anthony, Flora, “Images of Foreigners in Eighteenth-Dynasty Theban Tombs, 1550–1372 BCE” (Emory, G. Robins)

Babcock, Jennifer, “Ancient Egyptian Figured Ostraca: Their Artistic and Cultural Significance” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

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, B. Boyd)

Benzel, Kim, “Puabi’s Adornment for the Afterlife: Materials and Technologies of Jewelry at Ur in Mesopotamia” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

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

Colburn, Henry, “The Sixth Satrapy: Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt” (Michigan, M. Root)

Craft, Sarah, “Early Christian Pilgrimage Pragmatics: Travel Infrastructure, Movement, and Connectivity in Late Roman and Early Byzantine Anatolia” (Brown, S. Alcock)

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)

Hartsay, Emily, “The Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut, Erasures, and Iconography” (Penn State, E. Walters)

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

Kreiter, Rachel, “The Practices and Meaning of Reuse in Egyptian Royal Contexts” (Emory, G. Robins)

Landvatter, Thomas, “Identity, Burial Practices, and Social Change in Graeco-Roman Egypt” (Michigan, T. Wilfong, S. Herbert)

LeRoux, Colette, “In the Beginning was the Picture: Visual Culture in the Uruk Expansion” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

McGovern, Elizabeth, “Fashioning Identity in Eighteenth-Dynasty Egypt: The Depiction of Costume in the Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Murphy, Elizabeth, “Roman Workplaces, Work Practices, and Working Lives: A Multiscalar Socio-Economic Study of Ceramic Production in the Eastern Mediterranean” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Peters, Erin A., “Tradition Transformed: The Egyptian Temples of Augustus” (Iowa, B. Longfellow)

Pilavcı, Türkan, “Drinking a God and Sacrificing a Drink: Hittite Libation Vessels in Art and Ritual” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)

Prakash, Tara, “Statues of the ‘Other’: An Examination of Three-Dimensional Representations of Foreigners in Ancient Egypt” (IFA/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Shanley, Andrea, “Seth and New Kingdom Royal Ideology” (Emory, G. Robins)

Yalçın, Serdar, “Seals and Patronage in Ancient Near East during the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1550–1100 BC)” (Columbia, Z. Bahrani)