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, 2013

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Betancourt, Roland, “The Proleptic Image: An Investigation of the Medium in Byzantium” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Breidenthal, Magdalene, “Leaving ‘Heaven on Earth’: Visual Codes of Byzantine Church Exits, 900–1200” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Danford, Rachel, “Manipulating Matter: Stucco Sculpture in the Early Middle Ages” (Johns Hopkins University, H. Kessler)

Dennis, Nathan S., “Performing Paradise in the Early Christian Baptistery: Art, Liturgy, and the Transformation of Vision” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Eckersley, Tracy, “Putting Christians on the Map: Topographic Mosaics from Late Antique Jordan as Representations of Authority and Status” (Louisville, S. Maloney)

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

Hagan, Stephanie, “Consular Accession to Cosmic Triumph: Reassessing the Basilica of Junius Bassus” (Pennsylvania, A. Kuttner, C. B. Rose)

Hess Larison, Kristine, “Mt. Sinai and the Monastery of St. Catherine: Depicting Place and Space in Pilgrimage Art” (Chicago, R. Nelson)

Hostetler, Bradley, “Text as Iconography: Middle Byzantine Reliquaries with Dedicatory Inscriptions” (Florida State, L. Jones)

Kim, Anna Marazuela, “Real Presence: Aesthetics and Ontologies of the Image from Byzantium to the Reformation” (Virginia, D. Summers)

Lansdowne, John, “The Dead Christ on Display at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome” (Princeton, C. E. Barber; John Hopkins, N. Zchomelidse)

Loic, Erika, “The Ripoll Bibles: Monastic Practice, Unity, and Continuity in Medieval Spain” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Magruder, James, “Byzantine Cameos and the Aesthetics of the Icon” (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

McMichael, Alice Lynn, “Rising Above the Faithful: Monumental Ceiling Crosses in Byzantine Cappadocia” (CUNY, J. Ball)

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)

Rodriguez, James A., “Bilateral Icons in Byzantium, ca. 1100–1500” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Sloutsky, Lana, “A Culture in Exile? The Transferral and Translation of Byzantine Visual Culture, 1440–1600” (Boston, J. Cranston)

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)

Sturm, Jaqueline, “The Bishop, His House, and His Church: Early Medieval Episcopal Complexes in the Mediterranean (AD 300–600)” (Princeton, C. Barber; John Hopkins, N. Zchomelidse)

Sullivan, Alice Isabella, “The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

Sullo, Nicole Paxton, “The Art of Memory in Byzantium during the Later Middle Ages” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Szymanska, Agnieszka, “Vehicles of Memory: Paintings in the Red Monastery, Upper Egypt” (Temple, E. Bolman)

Timm, Christopher, “The Visual Construction of ‘Macedonia’ Dynastic Identity in Constantinople, 867–1056” (Florida State, L. Jones)

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)