Heather Hyde Minor

Academic Director


Heather Hyde Minor, professor of art history, was appointed academic director of the Rome Global Gateway in July 2017. Hyde Minor is a professor of art history in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Notre Dame.

As the Gateway’s academic director, Minor works with Notre Dame colleagues – and other partners in Rome, elsewhere in Italy, and across Europe – to increase the University’s engagement with the world through research, student programs, scholarly conferences and events, and a variety of outreach initiatives. She is charged with ensuring the quality, diversity, and integrity of the programming at the Gateway.

In her time as director, Hyde Minor will strengthen the Rome Gateway as a leader in international research and graduate education, while fostering innovative undergraduate programs, including the Rome International Scholars Program. She is particularly interested in intensifying collaborations between Notre Dame and a wide range of universities, academies, and institutes in the eternal city. Current partners include the Pontifical Gregorian University, the University of Rome La Sapienza, University Roma Tre, the Apostolic Vatican Library, and the American Academy in Rome.

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 new book Piranesi's Lost Words was published by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2015.

More information, including her curriculum vitae, is available here.