Lecture by Professor Eamon Duffy
The title of the lecture is "Poussin's Seven Sacrament Paintings and the Current Revival of Interest in the Material Culture of Early Roman Christianity."
The great historian of the reformation and of the papacy, Eamon Duffy, is to be made an honorary doctor at UiB 15 October.
On 16 October Duffy will lecture at the University Museum, in the newly restored "Forhandlingssalen" in the Natural History Museum.
The title of his Lecture is: Poussin's Seven Sacrament Paintings and the Current Revival of Interest in the Material Culture of Early Roman Christianity.
Professor Eamon Duffy has been employed at the University of Cambridge since 1979. From 2003 to 2014 he was professor of the history of Christianity, and since 2014 he is Emeritus Professor. He is a fellow and former president of Magdalene College, and was a member of the Pontifical Historical Commission from 1999 to 2007. Duffy has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Durham, King’s College, London, and the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies in Toronto, Canada, among others.
Duffy has contributed substantially to shaping our understanding of the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe, and the transition from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. His research centres on faith and religious practices in ordinary people’s lives, and the relationship between ordinary people and the ecclesiastical and governmental authorities. Duffy’s research has changed the general narrative about the Reformation in England and has provided new insights into this phenomenon as a general, gradual period of religious transformation and cultural change.