Monica D'Agostini

Dr Monica D'Agostini, PhD (Roman History), PhD (Greek History), is an Italian cultural researcher.


After completing a PhD in Greek History at the University of Bologna on Hellenistic Queenship (2013), Dr D'Agostini is currently a Teaching and Research Fellow in Cultural Studies at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano. There she has also recently achieved a second PhD (2018). She is especially interested in Hellenistic politics, diplomacy, dynastic relations, power exertion and power expression.

During her training Monica has been a doctoral fellow at The Library of Congress, Washington D.C. – European Division (2010), and won the CUC doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowship of the Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (Italian Episcopal Conference) of Rome (2011-2014). Monica was also awarded the 2012 Marco Polo Travel and Research Grant of the School of Archaeology, Anthropology, Oriental Studies, Geography and History of the Università di Bologna, and the 2014 AIA Annual Meeting Kress Travel Award Award of the Archaeological Institute of America.

After her defense, Monica has moved to Canada, where she was a postdoctoral research fellow at McGill University Classics department (2013-14), and postdoctoral teaching and research fellow of the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies, at the University of Waterloo, Ontario (2014 and 2015).

Monica is a member of Editorial and Advisory Councils of international scientific journals Historia Einzelschriften and Ancient History Bulletin as well as a book series Palgrave Macmillan. She is the Administrator of the Facebook Page Hellenistic Group (Seleucid), the page that represents a hub that connects over three hundred selected academics from major universities around the world interested in Hellenistic world, and in particular in Seleucid society and culture. She is a Web Editor and Designer of Female Agency in Mediterranean Antiquity (FAMA) innovation and research project.

Her Scopus Author ID is 35315659600.