Heather E. Grossman is an architectural and art historian and an archaeologist whose research investigates concepts and instances of architectural and cultural interaction in the Mediterranean. Her research and teaching examines encounters between the various Christian, Islamic, and Jewish cultures of the “global” medieval world, focusing on the role of architecture in creating identity, memory and architecture, and the development of Mediterranean cities. Grossman also researches the reception and uses of ancient and medieval monuments in the modern world, which she pursues in particular relationship to the history of architectural and urban photography. She is the co-editor of Mechanisms of Exchange: Transmission in Medieval Art and Architecture of Europe and the Mediterranean, 1000-1500 (Brill, 2013) and the author of Architecture and Interaction in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean: Building Identity in the Medieval Morea, which will shortly be in print with Routledge. Her research has been supported by the International Center for Medieval Art, the Archaeological Institute of America, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Newberry Library, and the Program in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University.


PhD., History of Art and Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2004.
M.A., History of Art and Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
B.A. Magna Cum Laude, History of Art and Architecture; Old World Archaeology and Art (double major), Brown University, 1995
Studies at History of Art Department and Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 1993–94