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Simon Trépanier awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

Warmest congratulations to Dr Simon Trépanier, Lecturer in Classics, who has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for 2017-18, for a project on ‘Lucretius and the New Empedocles'. (Published 12 Apr, 2017)

Dr Mirko Canevaro wins RSE Thomas Reid Medal

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Dr Mirko Canevaro, Chancellor’s Fellow in Classics, on winning the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Thomas Reid Medal 2017, with the award of the Early-Career Prize in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Access to Doorway 4

Doorway 4 will be closed from 8 April to 10 September 2017 due to major works in the Meadows Lecture Theatre. Entry to the School is via the Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square.

PhD students feel the Burn

Recently, a group of PhD students went on academic retreat to the Burn in Angus to explore practical solutions to the challenges of PhD study. (Published 23 March, 2017)  

History Society success

The School sends warmest congratulations to Edinburgh University History Society, which scooped two awards at the Edinburgh University Student Association Activities Awards on 21 March. (Published 23 March, 2017)

Barnson Bequest for undergarduate vacation courses abroad

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences intends to make 25 awards of £500 each from the Barnson Bequest to help Scottish students attend vacation courses abroad.

Dr David Silkenat awarded North Caroliniana Society Book Prize 

Dr David Silkenat becomes the first person to win two North Caroliniana Book Awards. (Published 10 March, 2017)

School supports 1DayWithoutUs

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is proud to support the 1DayWithoutUs day of action to celebrate social justice, diversity, and solidarity towards migrants and refugees in Britain and beyond. (Published on 20 Feb, 2017)

Event celebrates publications by School staff

Staff recently marked the publishing successes by academics within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. (Published 15 Feb, 2017)

Society success in awards

Two HCA School societies have been nominated for EUSA awards.

Dr Romankiewicz on BBC Radio

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz appeared on BBC Radio Shetland to discuss brochs. (Published 30 Jan, 2017)

Dr Fernández-Götz Elected to the Young Academy of Europe

The School congratulates Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz , who has been elected as a member of the Young Academy of Europe. (Published 3 February, 2017)

Major funding Award for 'A Global History of Irish Revolution'

Major Arts and Humanities Research Council funding for 'A Global History of Irish Revolution'. (Published 23 Jan, 2017)

Dr Anna Groundwater appears on BBC's In Our Time

Dr Anna Groundwater appears on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time to discuss Mary, Queen of Scots.

History PhD student wins Truckell Prize

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Gary Hutchison on winning the 2016 Truckell Prize. (Published 18 Jan, 2017)

Ian Ralston elected to the Academia Europaea

The School congratulates Professor Ian Ralston, who has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea. (Published 11 January, 2017)

Building (Ancient) Lives document launched

A best practice document for Aberdeenshire roundhouses is launched as part of the Building (Ancient) Lives project.

Three New Masters Scholarships available in History, Classics and Archaeology

The School is pleased invite applications from outstanding candidates for three new Masters scholarships for entry in the academic year 2017-18. (Published 21 Dec, 2016)

Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships 2016

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate two academic colleagues on their success in winning Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships 2016. (Published 19 Dec, 2016)

Doctoral opportunity: The Burn retreat

Take part in a series of informal workshops aimed at providing practical solutions to PhD challenges at The Burn.

Rare map restored

A rare 17th Century map, restored by the National Library of Scotland, is revealing the close links between Scotland and Europe. (Published 28 Nov, 2016)

Congratulations to our new graduates

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to celebrate the success of our postgraduate students. (Published 24 Nov, 2016)

Dr Siobhan Talbott awarded the Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History

Dr Talbott has been awarded the prestigious award for best first book of Scottish History, published 2014 or 2015, as judged by the Chairs of Scottish History at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. (Published 22 Nov, 2016)

Seminar asks ‘What does President Trump mean’?

A panel of experts from the University of Edinburgh discuss the transition of President-Elect Trump to President on Friday 25 November. (Published 21 Nov, 2106)

Doctoral students at Irish Consulate

A group of Modern Irish History doctoral students met with Irish Minister for Diaspora and International Development and the Consul General recently to discuss their research . (Published 11 Nov 2016)

Obituaries: Professor Anthony Goodman and Professor Angus Mackay

It is with great sadness that the School learned of the passings, recently, of two former colleagues - Anthony Goodman and Angus Mackay. (Published 10 Nov 2016)

Play based on academic's research

A play drawing on the research of Dr Wendy Ugolini, Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, transfers to Milan following a Scottish tour. (Published 2 Nov 2016)

Postgraduate Open Day

If you’re considering postgraduate study with the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, then the Postgraduate Open Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more. (Published 1 Nov 2016)

Winners of School Scholarships Announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the winners of Scholarships for Academic Excellence and Robertson International Scholarships. (Published 31 Oct 2016)

Lecturer awarded Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology warmly congratulates Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Lecturer in Archaeology, who is winner of a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology. (Published 24 Oct 2016)

US Presidential election – free online course

The battle for the White House is the subject of a free course from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. (Published 19 Oct 2016)

Professor Alvin Jackson on Brexit at Mount Stewart Conversations

Professor Alvin Jackson has been speaking about the future shape of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of Brexit as part of Mount Stewart Conversations Festival, held in County Down, Northern Ireland. (Published 11 Oct 2016)

Doctoral student wins British International History Group Thesis Prize

Former HCA PhD student Camilo Erlichman has won the British International History Group Thesis Prize for 2016. (Published 10 Oct 2016)

Recent Archaeology and Classics Graduate Wins Global Prize

Recent HCA graduate Alicia Núñez García has won a global student prize at the Undergraduate Awards. (Published 5 Oct 2016)

School joins History & Policy Partnership

The School of Classics, History and Archaeology has joined with History & Policy, and other UK universities, to promote better public policy through a greater understanding of history. (Published on 5 Oct 2016)