Professor William Tronzo and Dr. Gail Feigenbaum
William Tronzo received his B.A. in History with Honors from Haverford College and his PhD in History of Art at Harvard University. Professor Tronzo is presently Senior Teaching Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Over the past two decades, he has been Visiting Professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris along with several universities in Italy. A prolific writer, Dr. Tronzo has published and edited many books including Medieval Naples. Documentary History, 400-1400 (with R. G. Musto, E.Gardiner, and C. Bruzelius), The Cultures of his Kingdom. Roger II and the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, and Petrarch’s Two Gardens: Landscape and the Image of Movement. For several years he was on the Executive Committee of the Classical School at the American Academy in Rome and was Co-Director of Collaborative Research Grant on Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape in Southern Italy and Sicily (2011-2015) for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Tronzo is fluent in French, German, and Italian and reads ancient Greek and Latin. His years spent in Italy will give travelers a deep view of that country and its history, art and architecture.
Gail Feigenbaum received her BA and MA from Oberlin College and her MFA and PhD in History of Art from Princeton University. During her career, she was Visiting Fellow, American Academy in Rome, for several years, and taught at Princeton, Georgetown, Tulane and University of New Orleans. She is presently Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the J. Paul Getty Trust. Dr. Feigenbaum has edited and authored several books including Sacred Possessions: Collecting Italian Religious Art (with Sybille Ebert-Schifferer) and Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550-1750. She has curated, co-curated and authored catalogues for numerous museum exhibitions and has been an invited lecturer in both the USA and abroad. Since 2002, she has overseen the development and editing of more than 100 GRI books and catalogues. Dr. Feigenbaum is fluent in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Her years spent in Italy will give travelers a deep view of that country and its history, art and architecture.