• On Thursday 14th April 2016, at 7:00 p.m., the Institute for Research on the Signs of the Times (DISCERN) is organizing a lecture at San Anton Palace in Attard, on the theme ‘From St John XXIII to Papa Francesco – The Popes and Vatican II’. The guest speaker will be Eamon Duffy, FBA, Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity and Fellow of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.
    • EAMON DUFFY, FBA, Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity and Fellow of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge is an Irishman educated largely in England, with a doctorate at Cambridge under Owen Chadwick and Gordon Rupp. He has taught at the University of Durham, and at King’s College London. He is Chairman of the editorial board of the Calendar of Papal Letters relating to Great Britain and Ireland.
      Professor Duffy is a former member of the Pontifical Historical Commission, and sits on numerous editorial boards and advisory panels, including the Fabric Commission of Westminster Abbey. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, an Honorary Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society, an Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology at Durham, and holds honorary Doctorates from the University of Hull, King’s College London, Durham and the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies in Toronto and Heythrop College, London. His research and teaching interests centre on the history of late medieval and early-modern popular religious belief and practice, on Christian art and material culture, on the history of the English Roman Catholic community, and on the history of the papacy.
      His book The Stripping of the Altars: traditional religion in England 1400-1570, (Yale 1992), which won the 1994 Longman History Today Prize, has had a wide influence not only on the historiography of the reformation, but also the art, architecture and literature of late medieval and early modern England. Amongs other bookd he published: The Voices of Morebath, Reformation and Rebellion in an English VillageFaith of Our Fathers, Walking to Emmaus,  Marking the Hours, English People and their Prayers 1240-1570, Saints and Sinners.