Ingrid D. Rowland

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Ingrid Drake Rowland
Born (1953-08-19) August 19, 1953 (age 65)
Alma materPomona College
Bryn Mawr College
OccupationClassical scholar, professor, author

Ingrid D. Rowland (b. August 19, 1953[1]) is a professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.[2] She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.

She is the daughter of Nobel Chemistry Prize laureate Frank Sherwood Rowland.


Rowland completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in classics at Pomona College and earned her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Greek literature and classical archaeology at Bryn Mawr College.[2]


Based in Rome, Rowland writes about Italian art, architecture, history and many other topics for The New York Review of Books.

She is the author of the books From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2014); Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008); The Place of the Antique in Early Modern Europe; The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth Century Rome; The Roman Garden of Agostino Chigi, Horst Gerson Memorial Lecture (University of Groningen, 2005); The Scarith of Scornello: a Tale of Renaissance Forgery (University of Chicago Press, 2004). Her essays in The New York Review of Books were collected in From Heaven to Arcadia: The Sacred and the Profane in the Renaissance (New York Review Books, 2005).[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Socio Corrispondente, Accademia dei Sepolti, Volterra, Italy, 2005
  • Founding Member, Academia Bibliotecae Alexandrinae (Egypt), 2004
  • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002
  • Fellow, Getty Research Institute, 2000–2001
  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2000–2001


  1. ^ Sourced from Retrieved on July 25, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Faculty Profile: Ingrid Rowland". University of Notre Dame, School of Architecture. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ingrid D. Rowland". New York Review of Books. Retrieved July 25, 2011.