Kyle G. Sweeney

Kyle G. Sweeney

Name: Kyle G. Sweeney

Title: Assistant Professor of Art History

Education: Ph.D. in 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


College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty & Staff Profiles

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 current 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 380X: Visual Culture of Medieval Pilgrimage

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