School upcoming and recent events.
An International Conference at the University of Edinburgh 7th-9th April 2014 exploring the broad notion of context in relation to Greek Art.
The School will hold an open day for potential postgraduate students, within the University's wider open day, Friday 22 November 2013.
Emeritus Professor of History, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, will lecture on: 'The British-American Special Intelligence Relationship: Rise, Fall, and Scottish Dimensions', 20 November 2013.
The School is currently planning our ILW events for February 2014. In the meantime, you can see what you might have missed in 2013!
A conference on the global migrations of the Scottish people sponsored by the University of Edinburgh, National Museums Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Economic and Social Research Council (UK).
Staff and students will join an impressive array of scholars, authors, poets, politicians, musicians and journalists, 13-30 November 2013, to “tell history like you’ve never heard it before”.
Tears and laughter, music and poetry… Professor Margaret Alexiou, our new Visiting A G Leventis Professor, gets set to reveal the richness of emotion in Greek music and literature.
Venture into the Anatomy Lecture Theatre of the Old Medical School, Teviot Place at 5.45pm, 31 October 2013 for an insight into the darker side of the Enlightenment.
Find out more about our American History Workshop series, Edinburgh-Virginia Videoseminars and an Early American Reading Group.
Pulitzer prize-winning author, A Scott Berg, will visit the School, 17 October 2013, to talk about his new biography of American President Woodrow Wilson.
Can we talk about a ‘medieval’ period beyond Europe? What does ‘modernity’ look like in Asia? Was there ever an ‘early modern’ world? Join our open table discussion, 1.15-2.45pm, Thursday 19 September 2013, in Room G.15.
Professor Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University, will deliver a public lecture on Caribbean slavery, 6pm Wednesday 9 October 2013.
This August, join us for a new series of free lectures that challenge popular historical belief.
A symposium on Infertility in History, Science and Culture is being held in the School, 3-5 July 2013.
A colloquium bringing together the contributors of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Law to present and discuss their work for the volume.
A conference (30 Sept - 1 Oct) exploring and developing approaches to the interpretation of Lucretius’ didactic epic on Epicurean atomic physics, De Rerum Natura (DRN).
The Classical Association of Scotland Annual Conference 2013 will be held in the School, 20-21 June 2013. Theme: ‘Hellenistic and Early Imperial Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought'.
Potential postgraduates who have questions about admissions, visas, accommodation - or our new distance learning programme - are welcome to ask them live, online, on Wednesday 29 May 2013.
Professor Walter Scheidel, Stanford University, will discuss 'Slavery and Forced Labour in Ancient China and the Ancient Mediterranean', 6pm, Monday 3 June 2013, Teviot Lecture Theatre.
Professor Emerita Jill Stephenson will give a lecture on 'Modernisation and Women's Emancipation in Europe' in Teviot Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Wednesday 15 May 2013 at 5pm.
Professor Ewen Cameron will discuss ‘The Political Histories of Modern Scotland’, 5.15pm Tuesday 7 May.
Professor Henry Maguire, Johns Hopkins University, will give the 2013 Denys Hay Lecture, ‘Why was there no Renaissance in Byzantine art?’, at 5.15pm, Thursday 2 May 2013.
A workshop will be held on Friday 19 April, to look at texts, objects and images relating to animal and human anatomy in University of Edinburgh collections.
The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies’ Denys Hay Lecture, ‘Why was there no Renaissance in Byzantine art?’, will be given by Professor Henry Maguire, Johns Hopkins University.
Owen Dudley Edwards will talk about The History of History at the University, 5pm, Wednesday 27 March 2013
An international array of distinguished speakers are expected at the Edinburgh University Seventh Century Colloquium conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers, 28-29 May 2013.
The School's Professor Devine has been invited to present the Annual AB Emden Lecture at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford on the 10th of June, 2013.
Students who attended Dr Adam Budd’s Innovative Learning Week lectures today (19 February) were treated to a sneak preview of an exciting new MSc History course, which the University of Edinburgh will offer for the first time from September.
Innovative Learning Week finishes in fine style, 22-23 February, with trips to Stirling Castle and Hadrian’s Wall, film screenings, a meeting of Classics magazine contributors and, not least, an Archaeology Society pub quiz.
Margaret Mountford - one of Lord Sugar’s original advisers in the BBC’s The Apprentice - is to offer students top tips on how to land their dream job, in one of many events being run by the School for Innovative Learning Week.
The World of Caesarius of Arles: a short conference organised by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh (Friday 15th-Saturday 16th March, 2012).
The School's Professor Frank Cogliano will discuss the Anglo-American War of 1812 with Melvyn Bragg and guests at 9am, 31 January, on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In our time’ programme.
Early Career Researchers in the the School are hosting a one day FRESH meeting on 1 February 2013.
Innovative Learning Week will take place in the second semester from the18th to 22nd February 2013. The School has a variety of events which will be available to students and staff.
We are pleased to host Dr Andreas Schachner of the German Archaeological Institute , Istanbul, who will join us on Thursday 13 December at 6.30 pm in the Teviot Lecture Theatre.
Drs P Grave and L Kealhofer will be speaking on Thursday 6 December at 6.30pm in the Teviot Lecture Theatre.
Professor Tom Devine has been invited to take part in BBC Radio Four's prestigious discussion programme 'Start the Week' hosted by Andrew Marr on Monday 10th of December.
On 3 December Professor Robert R Paine, Texas Tech University, will talk on 'Death in west Texas: Forensic Anthropology Casework' and Dr Elena Kranioti on 'Presenting E.U.F.A.'.
On 20 November Professor David Richardson, University of Hull, will lecture on 'Why Was the British Slave Trade So Big?
On 7 November Dr Stephan Malinowski's lecture will present some of the main issues and controversies linked to a debate which deals with nothing less than a reassessment of extreme violence in the 20th century.
Edinburgh City Libraries and the University of Edinburgh are collaborating to launch a unique educational centre dedicated to the collection and dissemination of information on Scotland's contribution to World War 1.
On Saturday 20 October, the School of History, Classics & Archaeology and Mão no Chão Capoeira Angola Scotland will be pleased to present an afternoon of talks, discussion, movement and music to mark Black History Month 2012.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is hosting the annual conference of Women's History Scotland on 13 October 2012 on the topic of 'Women and Wellbeing'.
A number of research seminars occur during semester here. The programmes have been updated for 2012-13. Find out more!
This year's Munro Lecture programme is available on the College website.
A day conference examining the experiences of the Scottish Diaspora from the 1880's to present day.
A conference about the experiences of the Scottish Diaspora from 1880-present day.
The School hosting an international colloquium on the study of south Italy in the Roman period on 26-28 October 2012, in Edinburgh.
Festival fever, The School is at the heart of this year's world-famous Edinburgh Festivals.
The Scotland Trilogy book launch event is on the 3rd of July.
Historians from across the globe will meet in Edinburgh in late June to debate Britain's role in world development since the seventeenth century, at the British Scholar Society Conference 2012.
Our Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars is hosting a conference 'Fighting for Britain? Negotiating identities in Britain during the Second World War' on the 28th & 29th June 2012.
The School is host to an international conference, 'Locating Popular Culture in the Ancient World' in July (4-6th) 2012.
This years Crawford lecture will be delivered by Dr Stephen Pumfrey (Lancaster University) on the 8th of May.
The School is hosting a conference which will consider the causes and consequences of general, and internal, wars in the region during the colonial period and how they highlight the changing nature of its economic and strategic importance in the world order. d many others.
Join us for an afternoon of papers about three Edinburgh leading lights, Professors Lodge, Calder and Childe on the 27th of April, 2012.
A day conference held on the 28th of January 2012 in Jenny's honour was organised by her Edinburgh colleagues. It brought together a number of her friends and fellow-scholars to debate and advance some of the themes that Jenny has brought to the fore in her own work.
For the first time, the University will be holding an Innovative Learning Week in semester 2 (2011-12), where normal teaching will be suspended and replaced by a series of learning events. Find out more about the week and the plans that the School has for the week.
Yvonne McEwen, leads public lectures at the New York Public Libary in April 2012.
In this debate, students from two History courses will defend their chosen area of study, arguing the case for funding research into it.
This article was published on Nov 25, 2013