Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh; Fellow of the British Academy
Time & Venue
09:20 - 10:20, 1st, Nov.;
Douglas Cairns is Professor of Classics in the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely on Greek literature, society and thought, especially the emotions as reflected in Greek epic, tragedy, and lyric poetry. He is the author of Sophocles: Antigone (2016), Bacchylides: Five Epinician Odes (2010), and Aidôs: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature (1993). From Glasgow, Professor Cairns received his PhD in Greek, University of Glasgow, in 1987. He was elected to membership of Academia Europaea in September 2013, to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in February 2018, and to a Fellowship of the British Academy in July 2018. He currently is the director of a large-scale European research project: Honour in Classical Greece (2018-22).
Stefano M. Cecchin
Reverend Professor, Pontifical International Academy of Marian Studies, Italy
Time & Venue
09:00 - 10:00, 2nd, Nov.;
Reverend Professor Stefano Cecchin, a Franciscan, is Director of the Pontifical International Marian Academy (PAMI), whose work has a twofold purpose of promoting studies of the Virgin Mary, be they speculative or historical-critical, and of organizing periodic Marian Conventions and Congresses throughout the world. Fr Cecchin graduated with the Doctorate in Theology specializing in Mariology at Pontifical Faculty of Theology “Marianum” in 1998. He has spoken and published widely on matters related to the Virgin Mary, especially on Franciscan Mariology and the Immaculate Conception, the Assumption and Marian Devotion. He is also a student of Chinese Medicine, promoting knowledge and dialogue on the subject in Catholic circles.