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Dr. Charles Stewart Assistant Professor
Art History
713/942-5908
stewarca@stthom.edu
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Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Art History - Indiana University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Art History & Archaeology - University of Missouri (1997)

Research

  • Byzantine sculpture in Italy (2014)
  • Imperial architecture in Cyprus and Greece (2013)
  • Analysis of the Frescos of the Church of St. Anthony, Kellia, Cyprus (2012)
  • Survey of Domed-Hall Churches in the Eastern Mediterannean (2010)
  • Analyis of the phases of the Cathedral of St. George, Famagusta (2009)
  • Survey of fresco, mosaic, and architecture of churches in Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, and Turkey (2005)
  • Provenance Research (2005)
  • Archaeological analysis at St. Lazare Cathedral, Autun (France) (2001)
  • Dolforwyn Castle Excavations (1999)
  • Gothic castle survey (1998)
  • Tarbat Monastery, Early Medieval (1998)

Publications

  • ""Architectural Innovation in Early Byzantine Cyprus""
    Architectural History
    (2014) Vol. 57
  • "Flying Buttresses & Pointed Arches in Byzantine Cyprus"
    Masons At Work
    Book Chapter Etudes chypriotes 43
    University of Pennsylvania (2012) Page 1-12
  • ""The First Vaulted Churches in Cyprus""
    Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
    (2010) Vol. 69 Page 162-189
  • ""Domes of Heaven""
    Bulletin of British Byzantine Studies
    (2009) Vol. 35 Page 81-82
  • "The Nail Trade in Missouri: Archaeological Evidence at the Hickman House"
    Missouri Folklore Society Journal
    (2000) Vol. 22 Page 1-12
  • "The Fortification of Cyprus within the Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire (965-1191)"
    Byzantium’ in Transition, Volume 2: Middle to Late Byzantine or Early Frankish era, 12th – 13th
    forthcoming
    Cambridge University Press (1900)
  • "Early Byzantine Military Architecture in Cyprus"
    The Archaeology of Late Antique and
    Book Chapter forthcoming Cahiers du Centre d’
    De Boccard (1900)

Presentations

  • "Physical Transcendence: Modern Art and the Rise of Neo-Thomism”" (2013)
    Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture
  • "The Architecture of Human Proportions: Polykleitos, Philip Johnson, and Kasimir Malevich" (2013)
    Modern Architecture Tour Plans 2013 (Victoria, Australia)
  • "The Fortification of Cyprus within the Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire (965-1185)" (2013)
    Byzantium’ in Transition, 2nd of 3 International Conferences, Middle to Late Frankish era, 12th – 13
  • "The Dating and Significance of Early Byzantine Fortification on Cyprus" (2012)
    The Archaeology of Late Antique And Byzantine Cyprus(4th – 12th Centuries AD): Recent Research And N
  • "Enshrining ‘Byzantine’: The Gothic Cathedral of St. George, Famagusta" (2012)
    22nd Annual Texas Medieval Association Conference
  • "Understanding Byzantine Identity on Cyprus through Art and Archaeology" (2012)
    Cypriot Identities Across Millennia International Conference
  • "The Gothic Ghost Town of Famagusta" (2012)
    The Friends of Archaeology, Houston
  • "The Place of Agios Euphemianos in Byzantine Architectural History" (2012)
    The Menil Collection
  • "The Menil Byzantine Frescos" (2012)
    Department of Fine Arts and the Catholic Studies Program
  • "Flying Buttresses and Pointed Arches in Byzantine Cyprus" (2012)
    International Symposium: Masons At Work
  • "Cyprus opulentissima: The Gothic Style of Byzantine Orthodox Churches" (2011)
    67th Annual Southeastern College Art Conference
  • "The Development of Byzantine Cities on Cyprus" (2011)
    Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute
  • "Imprinting the Divine" (2011)
    The Menil Collection
  • "The Cities of Byzantine Cyprus and the Latin Levant" (2011)
    Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks
  • "Architectural Development in Byzantine Cyprus" (2011)
    International Conference: Cyprus and the Balance of Empires: From Justinian I to the Coeur de Lion (
  • "Agios Georgios and the Domed-Hall Churches of Cyprus" (2010)
    36th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference
  • "Remodeling Byzantine Architectural Histories" (2010)
    45th International Congress on Medieval Studies
  • "When Salamis became Constantia: Reconstructing a Byzantine capital city" (2010)
    Art History Lecture series
  • "Painting on the Margins: Eighth and Ninth Century Frescos in Cyprus" (2009)
    84th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America
  • "A City Transformed: The Medievalization of Salamis-Constantia, Cyprus" (2009)
    Miami University Art Museum
  • "The Churches of St. Barnabas and St. Lazarus in Cyprus" (2008)
    34th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference
  • "The Barrel-Vaulted Basilicas of Cyprus" (2008)
    4th International Cyprological Congress
  • "The Multiple-domed Basilicas of Cyprus: Date and Significance" (2007)
    33rd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference
  • "After the Plunder: The Arab invasion of Salamis and the Catalyst of Architectural Innovation" (2007)
    WSBA Archaeological Society
  • "Conformity and Reality in Greco-Roman Sculpture" (2006)
    Annual Lecture on Antiquities
  • "At the Crossroads: Jerusalem’s Architecture in the First Millennium AD" (2005)
    Symposium on Architecture: Center for Jerusalem Studies
  • "Cultivating Antique Culture: the political motivations of Petrarch" (2004)
    College Art Association 92nd Annual Conference
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