Agnieszka Monika Maciejewska, MA, in the project from 2018 to 2021
Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw
Agnieszka Monika Maciejewska, a cultural scholar, in her early youth, had often travelled during vacations with her family. These travels have started her fascination with the cultures of other countries and with their mythology. For that reason, she studied Cultural Studies: Mediterranean Civilization at the Faculty of the “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw. She completed her BA degree (title of the thesis: Cantarella i szpada. Zbrodnie Borgiów w interpretacji N. Machiavellego, G. Savonaroli, J. Burcharda oraz w interpretacji M. Puzo [Cantarella and Sword. Borgia Crimes as Interpreted by N. Machiavelli, G. Savonarola, J. Burchard and M. Puzo]) and MA diploma (title of the thesis: Mit Kleopatry – ewolucja wizerunku egipskiej królowej w filmie [The Myth of Cleopatra – Evolution of the Image of the Egyptian Queen in Cinematography]).
Later, Agnieszka Maciejewska worked at the University of Warsaw as an administrative employee (2017–2018) and as a research assistant (2018–2021) in the project Our Mythical Childhood... The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges, led by Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak. During that time she continued her research into the figure of Cleopatra within the Our Mythical Childhood project and in result wrote her PhD thesis entitled The Reception of Queen Cleopatra VII Philopator in Children's and Youth’ Culture. Since 2022, Agnieszka Maciejewska has been working at the National Museum of Technology in Warsaw.
She is also a children activities animator, a camp counselor, and a dance instructor. She loves baking cakes, watching TV series, reading about fashion, and following the still evolving reception of Antiquity in pop culture.