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 Completed by Subject, 2011

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Adamjee, Qamar, “Strategies for Visual Narration in the Illustrated Chandayan Manuscripts” (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

Craig, Michelle Huntingford, “[In]Secure Space: The Mellah of Fez, Morocco, 1834–1956” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Dalal, Radha, “At the Crossroads of Modernity, Space, and Identity: Istanbul and the Orient Express Train” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

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

Latif, Riyaz, “Ornate Visions of Knowledge and Power: Formation of Marinid Madrasas in Maghrib al-Aqsā” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Michelsen, Leslee Katrina, “‘To Lift the Veil from the Face of Depiction’: Visual Culture and Figural Iconography in Early Islamic Central Asia” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Overton, Keelan, “A Collector and His Portrait: Book Arts and Painting for Ibrahim ‘Adil Shah II of Bijapur” (UCLA, I. Bierman-McKinney)

Rice, Yael, “The Emperor’s Eye and the Painter’s Brush: The Rise of the Mughal Court Artist, ca. 1546–1627” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Yalman, Suzan, “Building the Sultanate of Rum: Memory, Urbanism, and Mysticism in the Architectural Patronage of ‘Ala al-Din Kayqubad (r. 1220–1237)” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)