Staff promotions and recognition

The School is delighted to announce recognition of its academic staff ahead of the new semester.

HCA staff promotions 2019
L to R, clockwise: Gordon Pentland, Manuel Fernández-Götz, Mirko Canevaro, Lucy Grig, Alasdair Raffe, Guillaume Robin, Stephen McDowell, Emma Hunter

Two subject areas have new heads - Dr Lucy Grig is the new Head of Classics and Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz is the new Head of Archaeology.

Three colleagues have been promoted to Chairs. Emma Hunter is now Professor of Global and African History; Gordon Pentland, Professor of Political History and Mirko Canevaro is Professor of Greek History.

Three other staff are now Senior Lecturers - Dr Alasdair Raffe, Dr Bill Aird and Dr Guillaume Robin.

Dr Stephen McDowell is now Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Global History

The School was also delighted to hear that Professor Canevaro has been invited to join the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe) in the section of Classics and Oriental Studies.

“I am deeply honoured to be elected to the Academia Europaea,” said Dr Canevaro. “I am overwhelmed that I have been considered worthy of joining the ranks of such a community of wonderful scholars and scientists, and also gratified that this honour comes from an explicitly European institution, devoted to fostering research across national borders, at a time when our European links are questioned and tested. My academic trajectory has been a truly European one - Italy, England, Greece, Germany, France, finally Scotland - and I can’t think of a scholarly community in which I would feel more at home than the Academia Europaea.”

Dr Canevaro, a winner of a Philip Leverhulme Prize, a University of Edinburgh Chancellor Award and Thomas Reid Medal of Royal Society of Edinburgh, is a co-investigator on the European Research Council funded project 'Honour in Classical Greece' with Professor Douglas Cairns (principal investigator).


Dr Bill Aird's staff profile

Dr Mirko Canevaro's staff profile

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz staff profile

Dr Lucy Grig's staff profile

Professor Emma Hunter's staff profile

Dr Stephen McDowell's staff profile

Dr Gordon Pentland's staff profile

Dr Alasdair Raffe's staff profile

Dr Guillaume Robin's staff profile