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

Islamic Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Açıkgöz, Ümit, “Global Locality, National Modernity: Negotiating Urban Politics in Early Republican Istanbul (1923-1949)” (Rice University, S. Hamadeh)

Akhtar, Munazzah, “Interrogating the Dead: Reassessing the Cultural Identities of Samma Dynasty (c. 1351-1521) at the Necropolis of Makli, Thatta” (University of Victoria, M. Milwright)

Alsubaie, Mohammad, “The Miqat of al-Juhfa: An Archaeological Study” (University of Victoria, M. Milwright)

Brey, Alex, “The Caliph's Prey: Hunting in the Visual Cultures of the Umayyad Empire” (Bryn Mawr College, A. Walker)

Courcoula, Alexandra, “The Benaki Collection c. 1920 - 1954: Negotiating Greek Identity” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Dimmig, Ashley “Making Modernity in Fabric Architecture: Imperial Tents in the Late Ottoman Period” (University of Michigan, C. Gruber)

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)

Guermazi, Iheb, “Sufi Reading of Art: From Ivan Agueli to Seyyed Hossein Nasr” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Hatef Naiemi, Atri, “A Dialogue Between Friends and Foes: Transcultural Interactions in the Ilkhanid Capital Cities (1256-1335 AD)” (University of Victoria, M. Milwright)

Hooper, Rachel, “American Art Histories: Framing Race after the Civil War” (Rice University, L. Costello)

MacMurdie, Meekyung, “Geometric medicine: aniconism and medieval Arab painting” (University of Chicago, P. Berlekamp)

Manohar, Mohit, “The City of God and Fortune: An Architectural and Urban History of Deulateabad in the Fourteenth Century” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Rauh, Elizabeth, “Mediating Islamic Heritage in Contemporary Artistic Practices in Iran and the Arab World” (University of Michigan, C. Gruber)

Shortle, Margaret, “Illustrated Divans of Hafiz: Islamic Aesthetics at the Intersection of Art and Literature, 1450-1650” (Boston University, E. Fetvaci)

Unluonen, Selin, “Closing One's Eyes to That Which Should Not Be Seen: Adab and Ways of Looking in Four Tahmasp-Era Safavid Manuscripts” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)