Douglas Cairns#


Douglas Cairns
Membership Number:3514
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Elected:2013
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/history-classics-archaeology/about-us/staff-profiles?cw_xml=profile_tab1_academic.php?uun=dcairns





Present and Previous Positions

  • 2012 George R. Langford Family Eminent Scholar Chair, Florida State University
  • 2008 Visiting Professor of Classics, Kyoto University
  • 2004 - present Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh
  • 1999 - 2004 Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Glasgow
  • 1992 - 1999 Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Leeds
  • 1988 - 1992 Lecturer in Classics, University of Otago
  • 1987 - 1988 Postdoctoral Fellow of the Leverhulme Trust, Georg-August University, Göttingen
  • 1986 Lecturer in Greek, University of St Andrews

Fields of Scholarship
  • Greek literature
  • Emotions in Greek culture
  • Greek poetry
  • Homer
  • Tragedy

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 - 2011 Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust
  • 1993 - 1995, 2011 Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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