Elected: 2018
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Douglas Laidlaw Cairns FRSE, FBA

Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Douglas Cairns is Professor of Classics in the University of Edinburgh and a member of Academia Europaea. His research focuses on ancient Greek literature, society and thought – especially on the emotions. In 2018 he commenced his five-year project on Honour in Classical Greece which is funded by the European Research Council. In the same year, Douglas was awarded an Anneliese Maier Research Prize by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He serves on the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee, as Editor of the Journal of Hellenic Studies, and as Chair of the Classical Association Journals Board.