Dr. Charles Anthony Stewart is Chair of the Art History Program and Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas, Houston. 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.