Ingrid Rowland

Ingrid Rowland, Ph. D

Professor, Rome

Prof.Ingrid Rowland writes and lectures on Classical Antiquity, the Renaissance, and the Age of the Baroque for general as well as specialist readers. A frequent contributor to the  New York Review of Books, she is the author of  The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome  (1998),  The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery  (2004),  From Heaven to Arcadia  (2005),  Giordano Bruno,   Philosopher/Heretic  (2008), and a  translation of Bruno's dialogue  On the Heroic Frenzies. In 2009, she was awarded the Society for Italian Historical Studies's Howard R. Marraro Prize for  Giordano Bruno.  Rowland has also published a translation of Vitruvius'  Ten Books of Architecture  (1999), an edition of the correspondence of Agostino Chigi from a Vatican Library manuscript (2001), and the exhibition catalog  The Ecstatic Journey: Athanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome  (2000). As an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, she received the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Prof. Rowland previously taught at UCLA and Columbia University, as well as in the Rome programs of St. Mary's College and the University of California, Irvine. After completing a BA in Classics at Pomona College, she earned her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Greek Literature and Classical Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. She has been a Fellow of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American Academy in Rome, the Villa I Tatti in Florence and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

Ingrid Rowland CV


Areas of Expertise

  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Classical Architecture
  • Italian Art History
  • Italian Language & Culture
  • Renaissance and the Baroque
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