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Art of the Middle East/North Africa
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2007

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Abbaspour, Mitra, "Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

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

Al-Saleh, Yasmine, "Licit Magic: The Touch and Sight of Mamluk and Ottoman Talismanic Material, Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century" (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Arcak, Sinem, "Gifts in Motion: Ottoman-Safavid Cultural Exchange, 1500–1612" (Minnesota, C. Asher)

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)

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

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

Kamada, Yumiko, "Flowers on Floats: The Production, Circulation, and Reception of Early Modern Indian Carpets" (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Karimi, Z. Pamela, "Aesthetics and Ethics of the Iranian Home in the Age of Globalism" (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 Shâhnâmeh from the 15th to the 17th Century" (Princeton, T. Leisten)

Pruitt, Jennifer, "A Tale of Two Cities: Locating the Courtly and the Urban in Classical Fatimid Visual Culture (975–1036)" (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Rice, Yael, "Between the Brush and the Pen: Inscribing and Describing Paintings at the Mughal Court, ca. 1555–1625" (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Rogers, Sarah, "Postwar Art and the Historical Roots of Beirut's Cosmopolitanism" (MIT, N. Rabbat, C. Jones)

Scheiwiller, Staci Gem, "Entangled Legacies: Qajar Images in Contemporary Iranian Photography" (UC Santa Barbara, N. N. Khoury)

Smith, Sharon C., "Planned Grandeur: A Comparative Study of Urban Expansion in Early Modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt" (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

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

Teece, Denise, "Vessels of Verse, Ships of Song: Persian 'Safina' Manuscripts and Their Significance" (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Yalman, Suzan, "A Period of 'Transformation': Religion, Urbanism, and Identity in the Architectural Patronage of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad (r. 1220–37)" (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)