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, 2004

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

Al Tal, Raed, '"Structures of Authority: A Political Account of Architectural and Urban Programs inJordan (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)

Cichocki, Nina, "The Life Story of the Cemberlitas Hamam: From Bath to Tourist Attraction" (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Downs, Joan, "The Topography and Iconography of Death in Christian North Africa" (Michigan, T. Thomas)

Eimen, Alisa, "Museum and Mosque: Identity Construction in Twentieth-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)

Fetvaci, Emine, "Viziers to Eunuchs: Transitions in Ottoman Manuscript Patronage, 1574- 1617" (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Gruber, Christiane, "The Prophet Muhammad's Ascension (Mi'raj) in Islamic Art and Literature, Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries" (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Michailidis, Melanie, "Landmarks of the Persian Renaissance: Monumental Funerary Architecture in Iran and Central Asia, Tenth to Eleventh Centuries" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Natif, Mika, "Mughal Illustrated Manuscripts of the Anvar-1 Suhaili by Mawlana Kamal al-Din Husain-Wa'iz al Kashifi" (IFA/NYU, P. Soucek)

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

Schenk, Kara, "The Dura Synagogue Frescoes: Priestly Patronage and the Image of the Temple'" (Johns Hopkins, H. Maguire)

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

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

Yurekli, Zeynep, "The Architecture of the Ottoman Halvetis in Anatolia and the Balkans: A Study on the Politics of Sufi Architecture in the Classical Age" (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)