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University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5856 Humanities and Philosophy LAN 205E , Box 166


Professor of humanities Sarah R. Kyle, Ph.D., is a historian of late medieval and Renaissance art and ideas. Her research focuses on illustrated botanical manuscripts as sites of convergence for Pan-Mediterranean medical traditions and humanist enterprises, particularly in the courts of northern Italy and in Venice during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. She is the author of Medicine and Humanism in Late Medieval Italy: the Carrara Herbal in Padua (Routledge, 2017).

In her humanities courses, Kyle cultivates flexible, interdisciplinary thinking about cultural histories by challenging her students to consider historical artifacts within diverse sets of artistic, scientific, literary, or philosophical techniques and practices. A supporter of the transformative power of study abroad and on-site learning, Kyle partners with other liberal arts faculty to lead interdisciplinary summer study tours to Rome, Italy, introducing students to the layered histories and cultures of the Eternal City. 

Classes Taught

Alchemy, Art, and Medicine in Early Modern Italy

Art and Culture

Dante’s Inferno

Early Modern Traditions (graduate seminar)

Monsters and Magic: Culture of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

General Humanities II – Renaissance to Modern

Renaissance and Baroque Humanities

Rome Study Tour (w/faculty)

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