Master theses

– in preparation

Christina M. Fritz:  Die Aljaferia von Zaragoza und das Motiv sich kreuzender Bögen in spanisch-arabischer Architektur

Caroline Guttenbrunner: Frühislamisch-sasanidische Metallkunst mit Architekturmotiven: die Bronzeschüssel im Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin (I. 5624) [Early Islamic-Sasanian metalwork with architectural motifs: the bronze bowl in the Museum of Islamic Art Berlin (I. 5264)]

Christine Kellner: Tierdarstellungen mit Nimbus in der Illustration arabischer und persischer Bücher des 12.-13. Jahrhunderts

Franziska Niemand: Konstrukte des 'Orient' im 19. Jahrhundert: die fotografische Dokumentation der Wiener Weltausstellung 1873

– finished

Roman Brugger: Das seldschukische Doppel-Minarett-Portal der sogenannten „Imam Hasan Moschee“ in Ardistan  [Twin minaret portals in Saljuq architecture of Central Iran: the so-called "Masjid-i Imam Hasan" in Ardistan] (2018)

Suzanne Compagnon: The Depiction of Women Attributed to the Ottoman Painter Levni in the Album H.2164 (2017). Online available

Angela Koppel: Der Stuckdekor von Kharab Sayyar [Stucco decoration at Kharab Sayyar] (Univ. Frankfurt am Main 2009, in the discipline Western Asian Archaeology, co-supervisor Jan-Waalke Meyer). Awarded with the „Mediterran-Preis zur Förderung des Nachwuchses in der Archäolog

Elika Palenzona-Djalili: Die Illustrationen der Anekdotenhistorie Tārīḫ-i Nigāristān des Qāḍī Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ġaffārī in der Aga Khan Sammlung in Genf (AKM 272) [The illustrations of the anecdotal history Tarikh-i Nigaristan by Qadi Ahmad ibn Muhammad Taqi Nuri] (Univ. Zürich 2011).

Nina R. Pulfer: (Selbst)-Repräsentation schiitischer Geistlicher des 19. Jh. in Iran im fotografischen Werk von Abū-l-Qāsim Ibn Muḥammad Taqi Nūrī [(Self)-representation of Shiite clerics in 19th-century Iran in the photography oeuvre of Abu-l-Qasim ibn Muhammad Taqi Nuri] (Univ. Zürich 2013, in the discipline Islamic Studies, co-supervisor Ulrich Rudolph).

Agnes Rameder: Azadeh Akhlagi’s Photograph Series By an Eye Witness in the Context of Staged Photography in Tehran/Iran (2016). Online available

Pia Razenberger: Die Schmuckseite in Koranillumination Westasiens von ca. 970–1250  [Decorative frontispieces in Quran illumination c. 970–1250 A.D.] (2015). Online available
 

PhD theses

– in preparation

Suzanne Compagnon, The Depiction of Costume in Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Painting

Ayşegül Damla Gürkan-Anar: Istanbul and Isfahan in the early seventeenth century: Masjed-e Shah and Sultan Ahmed Complexes (Boğaziçi University Istanbul, member of thesis committee)

Safa Mahmoudian: Royal Gardens from Mesopotamia to the Indus River c. 750-1000:  Form, Relation to Architecture, Functions

Ali Moloodi: Epic Imagery in 12th–14th centuries Iran and Narratives of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (University of Tehran, co-supervisor, supervisor Haedeeh Laleh)

Mina Ramezan Jamaat: Historical wall painting in early 19th-century Qajar Iran

Saedeh Setayesh: Documentary Photography and Historical Memory in Iran: the Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911) (co-supervised with Bettina Gockel)

Negin Tabatabaei: Urban Development and the Promotion of Twelver Shiism in Architectural Inscriptions of Safavid Isfahan (University of Tehran, co-supervisor, supervised by Haedeeh Laleh)

– finished

Corinne Mühlemann: Mittelalterliche Gold-Seide-Streifenstoffe in Westasien [Medieval striped cloth of silk and gold in Western Asia] (Universität Bern, co-supervisor Birgitt Borkopp-Restle)

Zehra Tonbul: An Art Historiographical Odyssey of Ernst Diez: the Austrian Impact on Islamic Art History in Turkey (Boğaziçi University Istanbul 2017, co-supervisor, supervisor Ahmet Ersoy, further committee members: Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, Oya Pancaroglu, Wendy Shaw, Bülent Tanju)

– external reference/defense

Julia Allerstorfer: Representing the Unrepresentable: Strategien der De/Konstruktion von Identität in der zeitgenössischen iranischen Videokunst am Beispiel von Simin Keramati und Shahram Entekhabi (external reference, Cahtolic Private Univ. Linz 2014, supervisor Monika Leisch-Keisl).

Alice Bombardier: La peinture iranienne au XXème siècle (1911-2009): historique, courants esthétiques et voix d’artistes. Contribution à l’étude des enjeux de l’art en Iran à l’époque contemporaine (member of commission, Cotutelle Université de Gèneve and École des hautes études en sciences sociales Paris, 2012, supervisors Silvia Naef and Farhad Khosrokhavar).

Isabelle Imbert: La peinture de fleurs persane et indienne de la periode moderne (XVIe-XVIIIe siecles), (member of commission, Univ. Paris-IV-Sorbonne 2015, supervisor Jean-Pierre van Stavel).

Ilse Sturkenboom: The Imagery of the Manṭiq al-Ṭayr: A Fifteenth-Century History of Illustrated Manuscripts Incorporating ʿAṭṭār’s Conference of the Birds (Defensio, Univ. Bamberg 2016, supervisors Birgitt Hoffmann and Lorenz Korn).
 

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