Heather Hyde Minor

Academic Director, Rome Global Gateway

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Heather Hyde Minor, professor of art history, was appointed academic director of the Rome Global Gateway in July 2017. A specialist in the history of European art and architecture from 1600 to 1800, her scholarly interests include the city of Rome, the intellectual history of art history, and prints and print culture. Her newest book, Piranesi's Lost Words, was published by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2015. 

Hyde Minor has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Her book, The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome (Penn State Press, 2010), won the 2010 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian History and the 2013 honorable mention for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Hyde Minor earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University, and her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College.