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 (Prof. Antonio Carile). He has also studied at the Universität zu Köln (Prof. Peter Schreiner), Paris I-Sorbonne (Prof. Heleni Glikatzi Ahrweiler), Paris X-Nanterre (Prof. Evelyne Patlagean), the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens, Profs. Chryssa Maltezou, Nikolaos Oikonomides, and Evanghelos Chrysos), the Universität Wien (Prof. Johannes Koder), and at Brown University in the US (Prof. Anthony Molho).
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.