School news from 2013 and 2012.
The Leverhulme Research Trust have awarded Prof Jim Crow (in collaboration with the School of Engineering) to investigate the Water Supply of Byzantine Constantinople.
A celebration of our monograph publications this year.
The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for Doctoral and Master’s Scholarships (2014-2015 entry).
There are a number of opportunities for first class Master’s and Doctoral candidates to apply for funding, once potential students have submitted an online application to study at the University.
The History, Classics and Archaeology Graduate School is offering training grants to postgraduate students who wish to improve their language skills.
Professor Tom Devine will deliver this year’s Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, 6pm Wednesday 27 November 2013. Topic: ‘Sectarianism: A Scottish Problem?’.
History graduate Jann Brown, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Cairn Energy, has established a bursary to support a student with child-care responsibilities.
Dr Enda Delaney was invited to a private meeting with the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, at his official residence last week.
Professor Douglas Cairns has been invited to join the prestigious Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe), in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a researcher.
A film of History lecturer Dr Wendy Ugolini is featured on the Sky News website, as part of its Immigration Week feature.
Congratulations to postgraduate History alumnus, Dr Alexander Lee, who has just published his book, 'The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Disease and Excess in an Age of Beauty'.
The School is very proud to congratulate four outstanding students on their success in the global Undergraduate Awards competition.
The has awarded eight scholarships worth £7,000 each to third-year undergraduates across its subject areas.
The ‘Colouring the Nation’ project team has held an exhibition in the Scottish Parliament, highlighting research on the 19th-century ‘Turkey red’ printed cotton textile industry.
Papers are invited on the theme of ‘Women in Classical Antiquity: Between Image and Lived Realities’, which will form part of the 8th Celtic Conference in Classics, 25-28 June 2014.
Asian History Lecturer and BBC New Generation Thinker, Dr Chris Harding, will speak at BBC Radio 3’s Festival of Ideas, in Gateshead, Saturday 26 October 2013.
Archaeology undergraduate Elena Chabo has won first prize in a student writing competition run by UCAS and The Times.
Proposals invited for 20-minute papers for the 19th Century Research Seminar series, January - May 2014.
The School has opened a new Undergraduate Common Room with capacity for up to 60 people.
Dr Robert Crowcroft has been invited to participate in a new history initiative launched by the Prime Minister's Office.
Two History graduates, Dr Ian Wotherspoon and Bill Dunlop, are featured in the University’s alumni bookshelf this month.
A small but thought-provoking display of artwork and words by Catriona Taylor, Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, in partnership with Swietlica, a Polish-Scottish organisation in Edinburgh.
The University has launched a new website, full of useful information for undergraduates and postgraduates who will be joining us in September.
Dr Sarah Cockram is part of a research team which aims to create an online resource for the study of the correspondence of Isabella d’Este (1474-1539), marchesa of Mantua.
The deadline for applications for this year’s William R McFarlane PhD Studentship, worth £15,000 per year, has been extended until 26 July 2013.
BBC News has been highlighting the “volunteer army” which our Head of Archaeology, Professor Ian Ralston and colleagues in Oxford are recruiting, to help map hillforts in Britain and Ireland.
On 10 July Professor Tom Devine will be the first keynote speaker at the first day of the National Conference of State Legislatures' first meeting of its kind outside America.
At 3.30pm, 8 July 2013, Scottish Historian Anna Groundwater will tell listeners of BBC Radio Scotland, how social media is bringing history alive today.
Warmest congratulations to all our students who graduated yesterday, 4 July 2013.
PhD Classics student James Livingston has been awarded a three-month Fellowship by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).
Two alumni of our alumni have been recognised in the Queen’s recent Birthday Honours List.
Postgraduate students are being invited to take part in a gender equality culture survey.
Professor Tom Devine will give the 2013 National Lecture of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. His subject: 'Scottish history and Scottish identity'.
Honorary Fellow Yvonne McEwen is working with a range of organisations in a project to mark next year's centenary of the start of the First World War.
MSc Classics student Alexandre Johnston has won a coveted Carnegie Scholarship.
The first broadcast from New Generation Thinker Christopher Harding goes out on the 17th of June , 2013, on BBC Radio 3's Nightwaves, at 10pm.
Classics at Edinburgh is rated 5th best in the UK in the latest rankings published by the Guardian newspaper.
This year’s undergraduate degree results for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology are now available online, exclusively to our final year students, via our intranet.
School experts Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Dr Andrew Wells star in the latest of the University’s Big Idea podcasts.
The School is delighted to hear that two more former students - Felicity Loughlin and Gary Hutchison - have won external prizes for their work in 2012.
People who have come from overseas to live in Scotland are being asked to contribute items for inclusion in a special quilt being created by Catriona Taylor, Artist in Residence, Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies.
The School has vacancies for Lectureships in Classical Archaeology, a Teaching Fellowship in Enlightenment History, a Project Administrator and a Web and GIS Developer.
An experienced Web and GIS Developer is required to manage, design and develop a website, web-based tools and underlying datastores for our three-year research project, ‘Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History’ (MESH).
A Teaching Fellowship in Enlightenment History is available for 9 months, from 1 September 2013, following the award of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to Dr Thomas Ahnert.
This year's Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) will close on 14 June. We are encouraging all our MSc students to take part.
On 29 May, at the University’s annual Gifford Lecture, Harvard Professor Steven Pinker challenged popular perceptions about violence and modernity.
University of Edinburgh 3rd and 4th year undergraduates and 2012 graduates are eligible to submit high-scoring essays/projects in an international competition.
Experienced administrator required for a three-year research project, ‘Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History’ (MESH). Part-time. Fixed term. £18,005-£20,172 pa pro rata.
From Monday 3 June, three current students - Alex Wood, Stephanie Kelly and Magdalena Rzepecka - will be joining us as summer interns.
Dr Stephen Bowd and Dr Monica Azzolini will be interviewed for a new historical Croatian Radiotelevision documentary series, 'Republic of Dubrovnik', on Friday 31 May.
Worth £15,000 per year, the William R McFarlane Scholarship is open to full-time PhD History applicants whose research is relevant to the history of Scottish emigration and/or the impact of Scottish mobility on overseas countries, or related themes.
The School is inviting applications for one open-ended lectureship and two temporary lectureships in Classical Archaeology (including Classical Art).
Professor Tom Bartlett, Professor of Irish History, University of Aberdeen, will give this year's Arbuthnott lecture, entitled ‘The Irish at War - and some of their Historians’, in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, 5pm, Friday 31 May.
PhD Archaeology student Owain Mason, Phd Classics student Amy Bratton and PhD History student Malcolm Craig have won through to the College round of the 3-minute thesis competition (3MT®).
Asian History lecturer Dr Christopher Harding has become one of ten academics from across the UK to be named ‘New Generation Thinkers 2013.'
Andrew Phemister, a first year PhD student in History, has been awarded a highly sought-after bursary by the British Association for Irish Studies.
We will be holding Open Days on Friday 14 June, Monday 2 September and Saturday 28 September 2013, for students thinking about joining us as undergraduates in September 2014.
Organisations keen to recruit new and recent graduates will be exhibiting at the Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair, 11am-4pm, Thursday 23 May, Adam House, Chambers Street.
Political historians can do more to clarify our understanding of the Scottish independence debate, argued Professor Ewen A Cameron in his inaugural lecture, now available on YouTube.
If you are a UK student with the offer of an undergraduate place starting September 2013, you may be eligible for a bursary.
Applications are invited for the new role of Deputy Director of Professional Services in our School.
What does protecting our environmental and cultural heritage have in common with spying on terrorists, or seeking to improve airline safety? “Similar political and organisational challenges”, says Honorary Research Fellow, Malcolm Cooper.
The entry deadline for our great 3 Minute Thesis competition has been extended to 15 May, with the event itself now being held on 21 May. Six competitors have already come forward...
On Monday 20 May, Political Science and History alumnus, Thomas Cole, will give a careers talk about his work as a Policy Officer at the European Commission.
A six-minute film about Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones’s lectures and workshops on Ancient Persia is being showcased by the University as an example of good practice in public engagement.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology says "A big thank you" to all the final year undergraduates who took part in this year’s National Student Survey.
Dr Julius Ruiz's history book, ‘El terror rojo’ (‘The red terror’) has been awarded Spain’s prestigious 2012 Hislibris Prize.
Professor Tom Devine will give the prestigious Adam Smith Lecture in Kirkcaldy, Thursday 6 June 2013. His topic will be ‘Adam Smith’s Scotland’.
Britain lacks clarity in its approach to world politics because there is no united vision between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence, according to research led by Dr Robert Crowcroft.
History, Classics and Archaeology PhD students are being invited to take part in the School heat of the world-renowned 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.
The School is delighted to congratulate not one but 12 of our students, undergraduate and postgraduate, on achieving Edinburgh Awards this year.
Dr Wendy Ugolini discusses the internment of Italians in Britain during the Second World War with Scots/Italian actor Tom Conti, and survivors tell their stories.
An online exhibition of Scottish ‘Turkey red’ textiles has gone live, in a collaborative project involving the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the National Museum of Scotland.
Dr Jeremy Crang and his co-editors, Professors Matthew Strickland and Edward Spiers, win a second award for 'A Military History of Scotland'.
Last chance for final year undergraduates to help future students and raise £700 for student societies.
Our Chancellor’s Fellow in History will appear on Melvyn Bragg's 'In Our Time' programme, 9am and 9.30pm, Thursday 25 April 2013.
Congratulations to Dr Gordon Pentland, senior lecturer in History, on winning a prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh early career award.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is inviting applications for temporary lectureships in Latin and Greek, commencing 1 September 2013.
A virtual ‘open day’ for the new online MSc History programme will be held 3-4pm, Saturday 20 April.
Congratulations to Amy Cannon, Maya Hoole, Alex Middle and Lakkana Nanayakkara, who have been awarded prizes in the School’s Innovative Learning Week competition.
Excellent teaching in the School has been recognised by students in the EUSA Teaching Awards 2013.
Professor Tom Devine will receive the Royal Society of Edinburgh's (RSE’s) Inaugural Sir Walter Scott Senior Prize in the Humanities and Creative Arts, at a Prize Lecture in Lockerbie on 25 April.
Congratulations Isobel Walker, Fraser Raeburn and Jeff Wolf on your recent awards.
Recent graduate Isobel Walker has been awarded the Royal Archaeological Institute's undergraduate dissertation prize for 2012.
A second postgraduate student from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology has won a prestigious prize.
The Scottish History Society has awarded its annual postgraduate prize for 2012 to Jeffrey Wolf, a PhD student completing a thesis on the medical theory of Scottish chemist and physician, Dr William Cullen (1710-1790).
The School is making extra money available for its student societies, to encourage more 4th years to complete the National Student Survey.
Two members of staff in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have been shortlisted for 2013 EUSA Teaching Awards.
The School has made a number of improvements to undergraduate provision, as a result of student feedback.
We have vacancies for lectureships in American History and Latin American History, and temporary lectureships of one and three years in Economic and Social History.
Catriona Taylor is offering a series of creative Tuesday evening workshops for Polish people.
6 March sees the grand finale of an inaugural, two-day Symposium commemorating the life of the Archaeology alumnus, Yun Posun.
Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones has appeared on Iranian television, talking about his new book, King and Court in Ancient Persia.
Friday 8 March 2013 is the deadline for this summer’s paid internships in the School.
Give us your feedback about Innovative Learning Week 2013!
Win a Google Nexus 7 by entering your blog or diary for Innovative Learning Week!
University historians are enjoying a remarkable run of awards.
First, second and third year undergraduates are being encouraged to say what they like and don’t like about their student experience, by completing an Edinburgh Student Experience Survey by 1 March.
The School is offering three summer internships in association with the Careers service, under the University’s Employ.ed on Campus programme.
On 19 February 2013, BBC1 broadcast an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? USA. In this programme, Martin Sheen examines his Irish and Spanish ancestry. During the show, Julius Ruiz, shows the actor around the San Cristóbal Fort in Pamplona.
A series of 13 one-minute movies, featuring some of the fascinating research undertaken within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, has been published on the University’s website.
Professor Jackson's book has been shortlisted for the 2013 Weart-Biggs Memorial Prize.
A ground-breaking digital atlas, which provides historical mapping of the social, cultural, political, religious, military, environmental, architectural and economic life of a city, is being developed in a project led by the School's Professor Richard Rodger.
Dr Niall Whelehan, currently an Early Career Fellow in History affiliated with the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, was recently awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship.
A new book co-authored by the School's Professor Eberhard Sauer, establishes that a Persian wall which stretches 200km through northern Iran, dates to the 5th/6th century AD, rather than much earlier, as previously thought.
The School has received funding from the Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust to undertake a fascinating oral history initiative.
For 2013/14 entry, the School is introducing generous new Master’s Scholarships for our programmes in History, Classics, and Archaeology.
From June 2013, Dr Stana Nenadic and Dr Sally Tuckett will be undertaking a new three-year research project on nineteenth century artisans and craftwork with funding from the Leverhulme Trust.
Dr Anna Groundwater has been awarded a Research Workshop grant of £8,900 by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for a research workshop.
A Military History of Scotland' was chosen by The Saltire Society as Scottish History Book of the Year for 2012.
The School's Yvonne McEwen has been invited to join the Academic Advisory Group of the Imperial War Museum.
On the recently-announced Saltire Society shortlist for 2012 are books by four Edinburgh historians.
A 20-year quest to uncover one of the ancient world’s engineering marvels is the focus of a new exhibition.
History, Classics and Archaeology is among the schools that helped the University of Edinburgh secure its place as the 11th best in the world for the arts and humanities.
A unique centre that collates information on the history of Scotland’s contribution to World War 1 was officially launched at Edinburgh Central Library on Wednesday 10th of October.
The School is very sorry to report that Ameen Merchant, who was studying History and Politics with us, died last Friday in the Western General Hospital.
The Scottish Government has awarded £37,000 to the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies to help support a two-day conference during the next Year of Homecoming in July 2014.
Co-edited by Yvonne McEwen and Fiona Fisken, this is the first published work to examine an eclectic mix of correspondents during the two world wars who were prepared often at great personal cost to inform the public about the obscenity of warfare.
The Evening News has published an article about the Edinburgh's War project.
The Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars has been relaunched as The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict and has a new website.
Dr Griffith and Dr Crang have recently published books.
Professor Ralston, with co-PI, Professor Lock of the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford have secured major AHRC funding for a four year study of a major later prehistoric site category.
Dr Adam Budd has been awarded an AHRC Early-Career Research Grant, which he will take up atHarvard University in 2013-2015.
Information for our new arrivals who start in September.
Professor Tom Devine has been awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Prize.
Aaron Allen, an honorary postdoctoral fellow with the School, has won the David Berry Prize for 2011.
Artist Catriona Taylor and Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies Associate Director Dr Alex Murdoch have been awarded Leverhulme Trust funding for a one-year residency by the artist based in the School.
Dr Wendy Ugolini, has been awarded the Gladstone History Book Prize for her publication, Experiencing War as the 'Enemy Other': Italian Scottish Experience in World War II.
The University has published guidance on the recent Legionella outbreak in Edinburgh.
Eberhard Sauer, the University’s Professor of Roman Archaeology, has been awarded a very generous European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.
Dr Crowcroft, Lecturer in Contemporary History in the School, has been awarded a Knowledge Exchange grant to support his engagement with policy-makers and opinion-formers.
Dr Frances Dow, Honorary Fellow in History, has been awarded the CBE in the New Years Honours List 2012.
Edinburgh Classics Society have produced a stylish magazine during Innovative Learning Week.
'The Sexual State: Sexuality and Scottish Governance 1950-80' will be launched on the 31st of May 2012.
Congratulations to Owen for receiving this honorary fellowship.
Dr. McLaughlin has been awarded joint-third prize in the Savings Banks Academic Awards.
Yvonne McEwen, an Honorary Fellow based in The Centre for the Study of The Two World Wars, gave a public lecture at The New York Public Library, Manhattan, on the relationship between Scotland and the United States of America during World War 1.
Asian History lecturer Dr Chris Harding selected in two categories of this year's EUSA teaching awards.
Dr Paul Quigley, historian with the School, has won two prestigious book prizes for his debut book.
The 2011 Economic and Social History Society of Scotland (ESHSS) Research Essay Prize Proxime Accessit winner is Kirsten Elliott, a student at the School.
A report on a recent, successful event run in the School.
Alvin Jackson has published his new book - 'The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007'.
On the 28th of January 2012, over 80 participants attended a conference in honour of Dr Jenny Wormald.
Applications are invited for this prestigious award for the best first book published, on any aspect of Scottish History, in the years 2010 or 2011.
The University of Edinburgh has been working alongside the National Museum of Scotland to find out more about the Rhind Mummy.
Applications are invited for two full-time, two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on a new project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, entitled ‘Police and Community in Twentieth-Century Scotland - a Social History’.
A review of our Innovative Learning Week, in February, in pictures.
Prof Tom Devine's 'To the Ends of the Earth' receives press plaudits.
Professor Tom Devine and Dr Jenny Wormald edit the 700-page Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History .
The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies will host Dr Richard McMahon, who will carry out research on a comparative study of Irish migration.
Professor Tom Devine has been awarded the RSE Beltane Senior Prize for Public Engagement 2012.
Information about the Chancellor's Fellowships available in History and Classics.
This article was published on Dec 10, 2013