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Gain paid work experience as an HCA Student Ambassador

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) is recruiting for the new position of HCA Student Ambassador. There are 20 paid opportunities available for current students to apply for. (Published 9 August, 2017)

New Director of Professional Services

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology welcomes a new Director of Professional Services, Anna Gibbons.

Richard Sowerby wins book prize

Dr Richard Sowerby has been jointly awarded Best First Book Prize by the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. (Published 10 August, 2017)

PhD graduate wins Italian thesis prize

The School was delighted to learn that recent PhD graduate Luca Fenoglio has been awarded the €1,500 Spadolini Nuova Antologia XXI prize.' (Published 7 August, 2017)

AHRC Fellowship for Emile Chabal

Dr Emile Chabal has been awarded a major AHRC Leadership Fellowship grant to pursue his work on Eric Hobsbawm and the history of twentieth-century Marxism. (Published 4 August, 2017)

Staff promotions

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce several promotions within its academic staff. (Published 1 August, 2017)

Students take part in Spanish excavation

Fifteen archaeology students from the School are taking part in a three-week dig in Spain at a Roman garrison of the late Roman Republic. (Published 31 July, 2017)

Congratulations to our prizewinners

Congratulations to all our prizewinners! (Published 10 July, 2017)

€1.9 million award to support ‘Honour in Classical Greece’ project

Classics staff Professor Douglas Cairns and Dr Mirko Canevaro receive European Research Council award for ‘Honour in Classical Greece’ project. (Published 3 July, 2017)

Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland Site Launched

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford and University College Cork unveiled the 'Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland' project online database. (Published 26 June, 2017)

Traffic management around School over Fringe

The 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival is approaching - always a busy time around the School and Central Area. Find out about road closures and parking restrictions over this period. (Published 22 June 2017)

Online History MSc student receives the 2017 Daniella Sciama Award

The School is delighted to congratulate Scott Davis on receiving this year’s Daniella Sciama Award for Achievement through Adversity. (Published 21 June 2017)

Results - Who to contact

You can contact a range of people within the School if you need to speak with someone about your result. (Published 15 June 2017)

Book prize for Professor Diana Paton

The School is delighted to learn that Professor Diana Paton has been awarded the 2017 Elsa Goveia Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians, for her book 'The Cultural Politics of Obeah: Religion, Colonialism and Modernity in the Caribbean World'. (Published 29 May 2017)

Dr Harding on BBC Radio 3

Dr Christopher Harding will be discussing Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai tomorrow night (24th May 2017). (Published 23 May 2017)

Edinburgh Award winners

School of History, Classics and Archaeology students who had won an Edinburgh Award were honoured recently. (Published 18 May)

€2 million grant for comparative Byzantine/Chinese studies project

The European Research Council has awarded Professors Niels Gaul (University of Edinburgh) and Curie Virág (Toronto/Budapest) €2 million to explore ‘Classicising learning in medieval imperial systems'. (Published 11 May 2017).

Staff Success at Teaching Awards

The School is delighted to congratulate winners and nominees at the Edinburgh University Students' Association Teaching Awards. (Published 1 May, 2017)

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.