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, 2005

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Adamjee, Qamar, “The Sultanate Chandayana: An Exemplar of Cultural and Artistic Interaction in 14th–16th Century India” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Akbarnia, Ladan, “‘Chinoiserie’ in Iran and Central Asia: The Creation of Artistic Ideals and Cultural Memory under the Mongol Patrons” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu and D. Roxburgh)

Al Tal, Raed, “Structures of Authority: A Political Account of Architectural and Urban Programs in Jordan (1970–1999)” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Batuman, Bulent, “Spaces of Counter-Hegemony: Turkish Architects and Planners as Political Agents in the 1970s” (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Cho, Min Yong, “How Land Came into the Picture: Rendering History in Fourteenth-Century Iran” (Michigan, S. Babaie)

Dadlani, Chanchal, “Twilight in Delhi? Architecture and Urbanism in the Late Mughal Empire” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Dalal, Radha, “The Orient Express: Visual Culture, European Imperialism, and the Ottoman Empire” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Eimen, Alisa, “Museum and Mosque: Identity Construction in 20th Century Tehran” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

El Sandouby, Alia'a, “Remembering the Ahl al-Bayt: The Shrines of the Family of the Prophet in Cairo and Damascus” (UCLA, I. Bierman)

Holmes, Denwood, “The Walls of the Well-Protected Domains: The Development of Ottoman Fortification 1400–1600” (Princeton, T. Leisten)

Lamprakos, Michele, “Conservation and Building Practice in a World Heritage City: The Case of Sana'a, Yemen” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Latif, Riyaz, “Marinid Madrasas in Fez and the Creation of Moroccan Identity” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Leoni, Francesca, “The Revenge of Ahriman: Images of dîvs in the Shahnameh from the 15th to the 17th Century” (Princeton, T. Leisten)

Michailidis, Melanie, “Landmarks of the Persian Renaissance: Monumental Funerary Architecture in Iran and Central Asia, 10th–11th Centuries” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Mulder, Stephennie, “The Architecture of Co-Existence: Shi'ite Shrines and Sunni Patronage in the Medieval Levant” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Olson, Marsha, “Jesus, Mary, and All the Saints: Indo-Portuguese Ivory Statuettes and Their Role as Mission Art in 17th–18th Century Goa” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Rogers, Sarah, “Art as History in Postwar Lebanon” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Schenk, Kära, “Returning the Zion: The Narrative of the Dura-Europos Synagogue Frescoes” (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

Smith, Sharon C., “Planned Grandeur: A Comparative Study of Urban Expansion in Early Modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Sornin, Alexis, “Architectural Culture in Early Modern India: Jaipur and the Mughal Building Workshops” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)