Kyle G. Sweeney

Kyle G. Sweeney

Name: Kyle G. Sweeney
Title: Assistant Professor of Art History
Education: Ph.D., Art and Architectural History, Rice University
M.A., Rice University
M.A., Indiana University - Bloomington
B.A., Purdue University
Office: 106 McLaurin
Phone: 803/323-3016
Area(s): Art and architecture of late medieval Europe (c. 1300-c. 1550); medieval cities and social production of space; Christian-Muslim cross- and intercultural interaction; historical visualization, diachronic mapping, and spatial humanities

Kyle G. Sweeney's research and teaching expertise include both the history of medieval European and Islamic architecture and urbanism. His recent research projects have focused on the social, spatial, and ritual fabric of late medieval cities in France. He is currently preparing a book on architecture and society in Normandy that examines how churches, chapels, and châteaux shaped the experience of urban space, rituals, and class interactions in the early sixteenth century. Dr. Sweeney has held multiple fellowships at the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University as a member of the Mellon-funded Spatial Humanities Initiative and in the Art of the Islamic Worlds department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. At Winthrop, he teaches a variety of courses on medieval and Islamic art and architectural history as well as special topics courses related to cultural heritage and spatial humanities. For more on Dr. Sweeney’s recent projects, see his profile on

Recent publications

"Picturing the Long Life of Notre-Dame de Louviers." In The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture, edited by Jennifer M. Feltman and Sarah Thompson, 97-113. London: Routledge, 2019.


ARTH 175: Introduction to Art History from Prehistory through the Middle Ages
ARTH 342: Medieval European Art and Architecture
ARTH 343: High and Late Medieval Art and Architecture
ARTH 421: Visual Culture of Medieval Pilgrimage
ARTH 480: Museums, Monuments, and Cultural Heritage

Last updated by houghw 08/27/2020

Last Updated: 8/27/20