News & events

Keep up to date with our latest news and events postings here.


Events with a particular relevance to Classics.

Dr Ben Russell amongst Leverhulme Prize winners

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to learn that Dr Ben Russell has been named as a winner of a 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Literacy through Latin seeks volunteers

The Literacy Through Latin scheme run by the Classics Society is seeking volunteers to work with primary school pupils.

School students win at Edinburgh Awards

A number of students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology recently received their Edinburgh Awards at a ceremony.

Staff promotions and recognition

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

Jeremiah Dalziel (Doctoral) Prize for 2019

The Graduate School is delighted to announce the winners of the Jeremiah Dalziel (Doctoral) Prize for 2019.

Leverhulme Success for Classics Graduates

The School was delighted to hear of recent successes of three Classics PhD graduates.

Marathon effort for Literacy Through Latin

Two teams, one marathon - an amazing result for a worthy cause.

School wins sustainability award

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has achieved its Bronze Sustainability Award and Adam Collier, Resources Assistant, was there to collect it.

School shines at Students Awards

All three subject areas are well represented at this year's forthcoming Student Awards – let’s celebrate their nominations!

Literacy Through Latin needs you!

Literacy Through Latin is putting together relay teams for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to raise funds for its work. Ready to run for it?

New research group announced

A brand new research group is being launched tomorrow (28 February) – Emotionally Demanding Histories Group.

Jim Crow in BBC ‘Ancient Invisible Cities' series

Professor Jim Crow contributes to the final episode of the new BBC history series, ‘Ancient Invisible Cities’, focussing on the water supply of Byzantine Constantinople. (Published 17 September, 2018)

Professor Douglas Cairns elected to British Academy

Professor of Classics, Douglas Cairns, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in the largest cohort of new Fellows in its 116-year history. (Published 20 July, 2018)

Leverhulme successes for staff

Two members of staff and a recent PhD graduate of the School have been awarded Grants and a Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. (Published 9 July, 2018)

Royal Society of Edinburgh award for staff member

Dr Miranda Anderson joins Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland. (Published 10 July, 2018)

New EUSA Undergraduate School Representative

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to welcome its EUSA Undergraduate School Representative for 2018-2019. (Published 18 June, 2018)

New research group inaugural meeting

A new interdisciplinary research group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement’. (Published 13 June, 2018)

HCA staff promotions

Several members of academic staff within the School have received promotions. (Published 1 June, 2018)

Classics student awarded Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Recent Phd graduate Dr Raphaëla Dubreuil has been accorded an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship. (Published 24 May, 2018)

HCA staff success at Teaching Awards

The school was delighted to hear that two members of staff won Teaching Awards – Dr Zubin Mistry and Professor Robert Mason. (Published 1 May, 2018)

Edinburgh Awards 2018

Students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology students who achieved an Edinburgh Award were honoured at a ceremony on 24 April. (Published 26 April, 2018)

Models required!

We’re looking for current undergraduate and postgraduate students to feature in School promotional photographs. (Published 20 April, 2018)

HCA Awards Success

Its awards time of the year once more, and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology has some celebrating to do. (Published 9 April, 2018)

Dr Ulrike Roth on BBC Radio 4

Dr Ulrike Roth is discussing the role of slavery in the Roman world on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’ programme tomorrow (5 April). (Published 4 April, 2018)

School’s global standing: QS World University Rankings

All three subject areas within the School have been announced as being in the QS World University top 50 rankings for those areas. (Published 15 March, 2018)

Douglas Cairns elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was very happy to hear that Professor Douglas Cairns has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). (Published 8 March, 2018)

Industrial action

Information for students on proposed strike action at the University of Edinburgh. (Published 19 February, 2017)

Book prize for Judith Barringer

The School sends warmest congratulations to Professor Judith Barringer, joint winner of 2018 Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award. (Published 15 February, 2018)

'Honour in Ancient Greece' - Events

Latest event in the 'Honour in Classical Greece: esteem, status, identity, and society in ancient Greek literature, life, and thought' project announced. (Published 14 February, 2017)