Avinoam Shalem appointed 24th Director of the American Academy in Rome

Avinoam Shalem has been appointed the 24th Director of the American Academy in Rome. The appointment, which is based in Rome, will begin in July 2020.

"I very much look forward to continuing the Academy’s long tradition of promoting innovative thinking," Shalem said, "by encouraging an interdisciplinary approach that examines in-between zones, such as those between art and art history, history and prose, music and philosophy, and architecture and archaeology."

Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is a leading international center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.