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, 2013

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

Açıkgöz, Ümit Fırat, “The Making of Republican Istanbul: Politics of Architecture, Urbanism, and Preservation, 1923–1950” (Rice University, S. Hamedeh)

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

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

Chubb, Emma, “Of Margins and Migrations: Representations of Moroccanness in Contemporary Art” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Demchenko, Igor, “Heritage of the Red Orient: Theories and Practices of Architectural Conservation in Soviet Central Asia” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Domene Danes, Maria, “Reshaping Archive in Contemporary Artistic Practices around the Lebanese Civil Wars” (Indiana, Bloomington, D. Schuld)

Gencer, Yasemin, “Delivering the Satirical Punch: Reform, Secularism, and Nationalism in the Cartoon of the Early Republican Period in Turkey” (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Rothstein)

Hyde Nolan, Erin, “Ottomans Abroad: The Translation and Circulation of Nineteenth-Century Portrait Photography from Istanbul to Europe and the United States” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Jakubowski, Dan J., “Analog Constellations, Digital Assemblages: Egyptian Video Art and the Politics of Modernity” (Florida, V. Rovine, J. Tsai)

Lauren, Samantha, “Between Africa and Islam: An Analysis of Pre-Colonial Swahili Architecture” (UC Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

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

Neumeier, Emily, “A ‘Theater of Fortune and Triumph’: Ali Pasha of Ioannina and Transformations of Architectural Patronage and Urbanism in an Ottoman Province (1788–1822)” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

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

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

Sezer, Yavuz, “The Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Library Movement: Architecture, Reading, and the Politics of Knowledge” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Shortle, Margaret, “Illustrated Divans of Hafiz: Islamic Aesthetics at the Intersection of Art and Literature, 1450–1650” (Boston, E. Fetvaci)

Smith, Sarah-Neel, “Art, Democracy, and the Culture of Dissent in 1950s Turkey” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Taner, Melis, “‘Your True Vocation is Art’: Transformations in Ottoman Miniature Painting in the Late Sixteenth to Mid-Seventeenth Centuries” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu, D. Roxburgh)

Van Loan, Theodore, “Seeing the Umayyads Seeing: Charting Early Islamic Attitudes toward Visual Perception” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

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