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Agostini, Caterina

Caterina AgostiniCaterina Agostini (caterina.agostini@rutgers.edu) earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Classics, with a concentration in Paleography and the History of Science, from the University of Padua, Italy. Currently a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University, she is interested in early modern scientific writings and medical humanities. Caterina recently published articles in journals and in edited volumes on science, magic, and personal belief. Her essay “Communicating across Cultures: The Case of Primo Levi, Italo Calvino, and Pliny the Elder” has been published in Translation, Globalization and Translocation: the Classroom and Beyond by Palgrave Macmillan Publishing (2017). Caterina developed and curated projects on cultural learning, Italian-American traditions and music, war experiences of the Italian Jewish community, museum pedagogy, and visualization techniques. She was a Visiting Lecturer at Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and North Carolina State University. In the scholarly debate, she reviewed publications on Galileo and the Accademia del Cimento, and served in the editorial committee for undergraduate history of science textbooks. She also has an interest in fiction, as an editorial assistant for an Italian detective story based on Galileo, and as a committee member at the US National Junior Classical League Creative Writing Contest.

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