Ingrid Rowland first came to Italy on the ocean liner Leonardo da Vinci. With a Ph.D. in Greek and Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr, she branched out into Renaissance and Baroque studies, and recently into contemporary art. Ingrid has studied and taught in Rome for many years, and is now Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Prior to that appointment, she served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at the American Academy in Rome (2001-05), and then Professor in the Rome Program of the Notre Dame School of Architecture (2005-). A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, she has written more than a dozen books on Italian subjects, ranging from the ancient Etruscans to the present day, including The Divine Spark of Syracuse (2018), From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town (2015), and, with Noah Charney, The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art (2017). Ingrid has lectured many times at AIA local societies and AIA annual meetings, and has led previous study tours in Rome for university alumni. She looks forward to introducing (or reintroducing) you to Rome, by now her home for many years, and to the ancient treasures in and around The Eternal City, Naples, and Amalfi.