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Stephen Dolan wins Student Tutor of the Year

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School of Divinity student, Stephen Dolan has won Student Tutor of the Year in this year's EUSA Teaching Awards

Professor Mark Harris elected as President of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology

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The School of Divinity is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Harris as President of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSAT).

School of Divinity maintains No.1 position in Scotland for research power

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School of Divinity maintains No.1 position in Scotland for the quality and breadth of our research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework Results (REF)

Fully funded AHRC SGSAH CDA Studentship: “Judaica in Scotland, 1817 – Present: Objects of Faith, Migration and Identity”

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Call for a doctoral student for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award, “Judaica in Scotland, 1817 – Present: Objects of Faith, Migration and Identity”.

Call for Papers – Islam and Evolution: A Hermeneutic Outlook

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A call for papers is announced as part of an upcoming conference on Islam and Evolution

New lecturer in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

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The School of Divinity are delighted to announce that Dr Salam Rassi has been appointed as a new lecturer in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.

Alfred Landecker Foundation Full-time Lecturer Program for Postdocs

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The Alfred Landecker Foundation is pleased to invite applications from highly qualified postdocs in the humanities and social sciences, for a full-time lecturer program set to begin on 1 October 2022.

Professor Rachel Muers is appointed as the new Chair of Divinity

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The School of Divinity is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Rachel Muers as the new Chair of Divinity.

Dr Paul Fuller appointed as Edinburgh Buddhist Studies network's schools outreach officer

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The Edinburgh Buddhist Studies network (EBS) is delighted to announce the appointment of its first ever schools outreach officer

New College 175 News

The latest news about our 175th Anniversary year

New College staff win 2021 Principal’s Medal

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At this year’s Winter Graduations, Dr Emma Wild-Wood and Dr Sara Parvis were joint winners of one of five 2021 Principal’s Medals

Opening Lecture 2021

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Dr Hannah Holtschneider delivered her Opening Lecture, ‘Touching Jewish History: family’ on Wednesday 15 September as part of the Welcome Week festivities.

Undergraduate prize winners 2021

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Congratulations to all our students who have been awarded prizes by the School of Divinity.

Future generations of students to benefit from legacy gift

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The School of Divinity is to receive a substantial legacy from the late Reverend Professor Bill Shaw, Scotland’s most senior theologian and a former Principal of New College.

Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla on 'Decolonising the Curriculum'

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Dr Shadaab Rahmtulla features on the 'Decolonising the Curriculum – Sharing Ideas' podcast

Cross-institutional supervision

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The School of Divinity is supporting an AHRC doctoral project in the University of Glasgow.

Divinity receives a third Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship

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The School of Divinity will welcome Marissa Clarke to the Graduate School in September.

New edition of George Mackay Brown edited by Linden Bicket

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A new edition of George Mackay Brown’s seminal work “An Orkney Tapestry” edited by Linden Bicket and the University of Glasgow's Kirsteen McCue is out now.

Dr Philippa Townsend wins College Recognition Award for Advancing Inclusion

Congratulations to Dr Philippa Townsend who has been recognised for her work in advancing diversity in Divinity.

Sam Nwokoro wins Student Tutor of the Year

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School of Divinity student, Sam Nwokoro has won Student Tutor of the Year in this year's EUSA Teaching Awards

Dr Suzanna Millar obtains her PG CAP

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Dr Suzanna Millar has obtained her PG CAP (PG Certificate in Academic Practice).

Arts and Humanities Research Council studentships 2021

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Two School of Divinity students have been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (SGSAH), one of the most prestigious awards available.

Professor Helen Bond elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has revealed its newly selected 2021 Fellows and, we are pleased to announce that the Head of the School of Divinity, Professor Helen Bond, has been appointed to the society

Multi Story Edinburgh-Divinity Graduates

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Divinity graduates Marc, Kirsty, Tommie, Joanna and Marcus feature on this month's Multi Story Edinburgh podcast.

Winners! ‘Staying Grateful during a Global Pandemic’

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The School of Divinity and ResLife are pleased to announce the winners of the ‘Staying Grateful during a Global Pandemic’ writing competition

Professor Mona Siddiqui elected as Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture Speaker and Honorary Member

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In December 2020, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture elected Professor Mona Siddiqui as Speaker and Honorary Member.

Free online course on Christian-Muslim relations launched

Uncover important themes in the history of Christian-Muslim relations and understand the politics that continue to shape it in this new free online course.

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