Eamon Duffy is Professor of the History of Christianity, and a Fellow and former President of Magdalene College. 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.
An Irishman educated largely in England, he did his doctoral work at Cambridge under Owen Chadwick and Gordon Rupp, and taught formerly 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, a multi-volume project which aims to publish all the Vatican material relating to these islands between the fourteenth and the sixteenth centuries.
A former member of the Pontifical Historical Commission, he sits on numerous editorial boards and advisory panels, including the Fabric Commission of Westminster Abbey. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow St Mary¹s College, Strawberry Hill, and holds honorary Doctorates from the University of Hull, and from King’s College London. He is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television.