News & events

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


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The School supports a wide and varied programme of events, from lectures and seminars to film screening and workshops. They are all - unless otherwise stated - free and open to everyone who wishes to attend.

Information for students on Coronavirus (COVID-19) (secured)

Information for students of History, Classics and Archaeology on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowships

A second Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow has been awarded connected to the Honour in Classical Greece project.

Dr Donncha O'Rourke awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship

The School was very pleased to hear that Dr Donncha O'Rourke has been awarded a one-year Leverhulme Research Fellowship.

Academic staff promotions

The School is delighted to announce a number of academic staff promotions.

Shortlist Success for Students and Staff

The School is delighted to see students and staff nominated in the EUSA Students Awards and CAHSS Colleague Recognition Awards.

New Online MSc launches

A new online programme in Archaeology and Classics has recently been launched – MSc in Ancient Worlds.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Week, 16-20 March, 2020

If you're considering postgraduate study in History, Classics or Archaeology you can join Graduate Officers and a current postgraduate student in interactive sessions to find out more.

Exploring Macedonia

In August and September students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology took part in an 11-day fieldtrip to explore the multiple pasts of Macedonia. Join them at a free event to find out their experiences and conclusions about this significant area.

300th anniversary of History at the University of Edinburgh

This academic year, 2019/20, the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to be celebrating the 300th anniversary of History at the University of Edinburgh.

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)