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Domenico Agostini

Academic Profile

Domenico Agostini (PhDs EPHE/Paris and Sapienza University/Rome) is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, specializing in the history, religion, literature and languages of Pre-Islamic Iran (Achaemenian, Parthian and Sasanian) and their interaction with the Jewish and Mediterranean traditions in Antiquity and Late Antiquity. His career spans three countries: Italy, France, and Israel. He served as teaching fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010-2015) and as visiting professor at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome (2013). He was research fellow at the French Institute of Research in Iran (2005) and at the Accademia dei Lincei, Rome (2010-2011). He has been the recipient of the Prix Pirasteh in Persian Studies at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris (2008) and the Polonsky fellowship for Outstanding postdoctoral researchers (2013-2017). He served as fellow at the Young Scholars Forum on Abrahamic Religions directed by Guy Stroumsa and funded by the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2013-2015). He was also the assistant editor and coordinator of the Middle Persian Dictionary project directed by Shaul Shaked and funded by the Israel Science Foundation (2009-2016). He was invited lecturer at various leading International academic institutions (e.g., Austrian Academy of Sciences, Berkeley, EHESS, Oxford, Sorbonne III).