Charles Anthony Stewart

Dr. Charles Anthony Stewart

Position Title: Associate Professor
Department: Art
Office: Bishop Fink Hall 104
Phone: 913.360.7686
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Dr. Stewart began his teaching career in 2001 as an associate instructor at Indiana University. From there, he became the visiting professor for the art department at Miami University in 2008. The same year he earned his his PhD in the History of Art at Indiana University. After Miami University, he became the Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture at UST in Houston, Texas, while he simultaneously worked as the chairman from Art History at the University of St. Thomas where he started in 2014 as well as Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences, which he started in 2017. Dr. Stewart began teaching at Benedictine College in the Fall of 2020.

He specializes in the development of Late Roman and Early Medieval architecture, especially in the eastern Mediterranean region. In general, his  research investigates transitional periods of history, as well as artistic, technological, and economic exchange between neighboring cultures.

These interests have led him to study the development of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in Central Asia, North Africa and Europe.

Regarding periods, his publications have explored the development of classical Greek and Roman Art and its continuity and adaptation into the early Middle Ages. His present research, likewise, explores intellectual movements, such as humanism and Thomism, within the late Middle Ages that led to the Renaissance artistic norms.


  • ART-2410 Art Appreciation
  • ART-3411 Art History 1
  • ART-3412 Art History 2


Fine Arts, Classical & Medieval Art, Sacred Architecture, Archaeology (North Africa, Central Asia, and Europe), Liturgical Art, Catholic Intellectual Tradition, History of Technology, Aesthetics, Semiotics, Contextualism, Modernism, Pop Art, and Ekphrasis.


Book (Authored)

Domes of Heaven: The Domed Basilicas of Cyprus. Published Dissertation (Ann Arbor: UMI, 2008) (ISBN: 978-0-54975-556-2)

Book (Co-Authored and Edited)

Cyprus and the Balance of Empires: Art and Archaeology from Justinian I to the Coeur de Lion. Managing editor, with editorial assistance from Annemarie Weyl Carr and Tom W. Davis. CAARI Monograph Series, no. 5/ Archaeological Report Series (ARS), no. 20 (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2014) (ISBN: 978-0-89757-073-2) (peer-reviewed)

Book (Co-Edited)

English translation of Παραλίμνι: Ο Ναός του Αγίου Γεώργιου/Paralimni: The Church of St. George by Dr. Sophocles Sophocleus (Nicosia: Centre of Cultural Heritage/Metropolitan Church, 2009)


2008- Ph.D, Indiana University–Bloomington, History of Art.

2000- M.A, University of York (England), Medieval Archaeology.

1997- B.A, University of Missouri–Columbia, Art History & Archaeology