Andrea Nanetti is a historian by training (Medieval and Renaissance studies). He received his Laurea Degree and his Ph.D. from the University of Bologna. He has also studied at the Universität zu Köln, Paris I-Sorbonne, Paris X-Nanterre, the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens), the Universität Wien, and at Brown University in the US. His main research interest is in innovation and change in heritage interpretation processes. As a scholar he applies interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary methods to the study of regional man-heritage-landscape systems, national art-heritage-politics relationships, and global histories of intercontinental heritage networks. Andrea Nanetti now teaches as Associate Professor at Singapore Nanyang Technological University and is Deputy-Director (International Relations) of the International Research Centre for Architectural Heritage Conservation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.