Heather Hyde Minor named academic director of Rome Global Gateway

by Amanda Skofstad

Heather Hyde Minor

Heather Hyde Minor, professor of art history, has been appointed academic director of the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway by Michael Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization.

During her two-year term, Hyde Minor will hold full academic oversight of the Gateway, including the Rome undergraduate program and efforts to enhance the University’s research profile in Rome and beyond. Hyde Minor succeeds Theodore J. Cachey Jr., Ravarino Family Professor of Italian and director of the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies. Cachey will return to campus for fall semester 2017.

Hyde Minor is an expert in 17th- and 18th-century European art with a special interest in Rome, as well as the intellectual history of art history and prints and print culture.

She is 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.

Hyde Minor’s book, “The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome,” 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.

She was also a 2016 recipient of a Rome Global Gateway Research Award and conducted research through the Gateway during the 2016-17 academic year.

“Heather is perfectly situated to identify new academic partnerships with Italian universities and strengthen existing ones in ways that advance Notre Dame’s internationalization goals for students, faculty and alumni,” said Pippenger. “Heather’s appointment also comes at an exciting time for the gateway. This fall we will open the renovated villa as a residence hall for Notre Dame students, and the School of Architecture is preparing to celebrate 50 years of teaching students architecture in Rome.”

“In combining research and teaching at the Rome Global Gateway, Notre Dame has created the most ambitious project of any American university in the Eternal City, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to help shape it,” Hyde Minor said. “Because my own research centers on Rome, I am especially excited to have the opportunity to work with our partners there like the Vatican Library and the Università di Roma.”

Through Notre Dame International, the University also maintains Global Gateways in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem and London.

Contact: Amanda Skofstad, Office of Media Relations, 574-631-4313, skofstad@nd.edu