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Sam Barber

Ph.D. Candidate

Educational Background

  • M.A., Medieval Studies, Cornell University, 2017
  • M.A., Medieval Studies, University of York, 2013
  • B.A. (Hons.), History, Durham University, 2012



Classes Taught:

  • Imagining Empire:  Symbols of Power in the Medieval World. Fall, 2017 / Spring, 2018
  • Introduction to Art History:  Medieval Art and Culture (TA). Spring, 2017
  • Icons and Idolatry, from Rome to the Reformation. Fall 2015 / Spring 2016

Research Focus

  • Late Antique and Early Medieval Art and Architecture
  • Palaces and 'Palace Churches'
  • Ritual, Ceremony, and Liturgy
  • Cities and Urbanism
  • Landscape, Space, and Materiality


  • Medieval Studies Program