Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Eleventh to Fourteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

Show completed dissertations

Adams, Eston, “The History and Signification of the Navicella Mosaic at Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome” (University of Louisville)

Bernstein, Meg, “Civil Service: English Parochial Architecture, 1170-1250” (UCLA, M. Cohen)

Boomer, Megan, “Landscapes of Salvation: Architecture and Memory in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem” (University of Pennsylvania, R. Ousterhout)

Bovenmyer, Peter, “Alternative Anatomies: Art, Science, and the Body in the Middle Ages” (University of Wisconsin–Madison, T. Dale)

Boxer, Carly, “It owiþ to be lokid: The Visual Culture of English Medicine, 1348 - 1450” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Breidenthal, Magdalene, “Leaving 'Heaven on Earth': The Visual Codes of Middle Byzantine Church Exits” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Cho, Yong, “Approaches to Materiality and Flatness: Mongol Imperial Patronage of Buddhist in Yuan China (1279-1368)” (Yale University, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Cook, Lindsay, “Architectural Citation of Notre-Dame of Paris in the Land of the Paris Cathedral Chapter” (Columbia University, S. Murray)

Corrigan, Nicole. “Inventing the Virgen del Sagrario: Castilian Images of the Virgin and Visual Strategies of Devotion” (Emory University: E. Pastan)

Coyle, Alexander, “Frame and Format between Byzantium and Central Italy, 1200-1300” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Dechant, D. Lyle. “ 'daz wir ein ander vinden fro': Readers and Performers of the Codex Manesse” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Ercan, Ayşe, “A City within the City: The Sacred Topography and Archaeology of the Mangana Quarter in Constantinople (330-1453 C.E.),” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Fein, Ariel, “The Most Wondrous of Man-Made Works”: George of Antoch's Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and the Arab-Christian Community of Norman Sicily” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Fidler, Luke, “Art and Ideology in the World of Henry the Lion” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Gorjeltchan, Sasha, “Fixing History: Time, Space, and Monastic Identity at Saint-Aubin in Angers ca. 1100” (University of Toronto, A. Cohen)

Hoge, Heather, “From Conqueror to King: Roger II’s Early Building Program of Cefalù Cathedral in a Multicultural Context” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Howells, SaraLouise, “Reviving Funerary Arts of Thirteenth-Century France: A Visual Study of Extant Tombs and Drawings of François Roger de Gaignières” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Jenson, Claire, “Power and Politics in the Liturgical Manuscripts of Renaud de Bar” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

King, Katherine, “Deliberate Defacement: Provocation and Response in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts” (Princeton, C. Barber)

Koguciuk, Jakub, “Pastoral as Genre and Method: Nature and the Environment in Northern Italian Painting, ca. 1490 – 1530” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Lansdowne, John, “Image Made Flesh: The Micromosaic Man of Sorrows at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome” (Princeton, C. Barber; John Hopkins, N. Zchomelidse)

Lu, Qi, ”The Temporality of a City: Qingzhou in the Liao Empire (907-1125 CE)” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wei-Cheng Lin and E. Douglas)

Marzullo, Francesca, “The Figure and the Threshold: Devotional Overdoors in Medieval and Renaissance Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Miyamoto, Gabriella, “The Arca Santa of Oviedo: Recreating the Sancta Sanctorum through the Typological Assimiliation of the Ark of the Covenant to a Christian Reliquary Altar” (Rutgers University, E. Thunø)

Muehlbauer, Mikael, “’Bastions of the Cross,’: Medieval Rock-cut Cruciform Churches of Tigray, Ethiopia” (Columbia University, S. Murray)

Niu, Gabrielle J., “Beyond Silk: A Re-evaluation of Jin Painting (1115 - 1234)” (University of Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Oing, Michelle, “The Reliquary and the Puppet: Visual and Kinetic Mimesis in Medieval and Early Modern Sculpture” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Oswald, Julia, “The Visual Rhetoric of the Relic Thesaurus, 1100-1600” (Northwestern University, C. Normore)

Partridge, Joy, “Visualizing Knowledge in the Illuminated Manuscripts of the Breviari d'amor” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Hahn)

Pesenti, Roberto, “Artistic Interaction between France and Venice in the Gothic Era” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Platts, Christopher, “Reconsidering the Later Works of Paolo Veneziano, ca. 1346-1358: Studies in the Patronage, Design, and Reception of Venetian Gothic Painting” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Pollick, Brian A, “Hell to Pay: Money, Merchants and the Visualization of Morality in Trecento, Italy” (University of Victoria, C. Harding)

Rancour, Brittany, “Seals and the Visual Language of Identity in the British Isles, c. 1100-1400” (University of Missouri, A. R. Stanton)

Rodriguez, James A, “Images for Personal Devotion in an Age of Liturgical Synthesis: Bilateral Icons in Byzantium, ca. 1100—c. 1453” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Shartrand, Emily, “Sexual Warfare in the Margins of Two Late-Thirteenth-Century Franco Flemish Arthurian Romance Manuscripts” (University of Delaware, L. Nees)

Smith, Rebecca A. “Measuring the Past: The Geometry of Reims Cathedral” (University of Iowa, R. Bork)

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

Ong, Sophie, “Hanging on the Body: Pendants, Materiality, and Touch in the Late Middle Ages” (Rutgers, L. Weigert)

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

Summers, Mark, “Reframing Relics: Visible and Material Sanctity in Monstrance Reliquaries” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, T. Dale)

Verrot, Trevor, “Sculpted Lamentation Groups in the Late Medieval Veneto” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Walton, Ann, “Lincoln Castle: The Afterlife of an English Urban Castle” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Wang, Alexis, “Walled In: Embedded Devotional Objects in Medieval Wall Painting” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Witty, John, “The Santa Chiara Polyptych and the Architecture of Devotion in Fourteenth-Century Venice” (Emory University, C. J. Campbell)

Woodward, Elizabeth, “Le Roman de la Poire: Constructing Courtliness and Courtly Art in Gothic France” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)