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We love to celebrate the successes and achievements of our staff and students, but we also want to keep everyone informed about what's happening in the wider family of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Turf - the ancient way to build a better future

Building a demonstration turf wall at the EBUKI Clayfest in June 2015
A project led by academics from the School - as part of Doors Open Day 2021 - is showcasing ancient building techniques which could offer environmentally friendly alternatives when it comes to building everything from raised beds to garden walls.

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz wins RSE Thomas Reid Medal

Royal Society of Edinburgh
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Reader in Archaeology, on winning the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Thomas Reid Medal 2021 (Early-Career Prize in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences).

Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics

The School was delighted to learn that Dr Ashlee Christoffersen has been awarded the 2020 Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics.

Why we need to talk about class in Classics

'Edinburgh Impact' looked at how Classics at the School is tackling a lack of diversity in the subject.

Classics appointments

The School is delighted to announce three appointments to roles within the Classics subject area.

Gender Equalities at 50

A new project traces the first comprehensive interdisciplinary history of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (now integrated for GB in the Equality Act 2010) across the UK.

Lecturer in Black British History appointed

Dr Rochelle Rowe-Wiseman has been announced as Lecturer in Black British History within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Earliest known animal carvings in Scotland discovered

Scotland’s Rock Art Project, including staff from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, examined the carvings to confirm their authenticity.

British Academy success for Archaeology staff

The project ‘Water in Istanbul: Rising to the Challenge?’ has been awarded Knowledge Frontiers Funding by the British Academy.

Princeton success for Classics alumnus

The School was delighted to hear that Classics alumnus Ivan Marić has been awarded a research Fellowship at Princeton University.

New journal launches

Edinburgh University Press will be publishing the Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (JLAIBS) in 2022.

Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Classics staff

Professor Andrew Erskine, Professor of Ancient History, has been awarded a one-year Leverhulme Research Fellowship.

Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellowship for History Professor

Professor Alvin Jackson, Richard Lodge Professor of History, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

British Academy/Leverhulme grant for history staff

Dr Jacob Blanc has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme grant.

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz awarded Leverhulme Research Project Grant

The School was very pleased to hear that Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been awarded a 3-year Leverhulme Research Project Grant. 

Prize for History PhD student

Gordon Reynolds, a History PhD student within the School, has won the Bernard Hamilton Memorial Prize.

Double success for Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz

Two successes for the School's Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz - a Royal Society of Edinburgh grant and election to the Global Young Academy.

Machnamh 100

Professor Alvin Jackson recently took part in a landmark series of seminars marking the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s independence.

School students win in Women's History Scotland Essay Prize 2020

In a year of a record numbers of entries, the School is particularly delighted to announce that three students have been named as winner and runners-up in the Women's History Scotland Essay Prize, 2020.

Book award for Classics staff

Dr Aaron Pelttari has been awarded the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award, 2021.

More Classics alumna success

This seems to be the time of year for good news and the School was delighted to learn of yet another success for a Classics alumna.

Charles Mackie Student Initiative Fund 2020/21

HCA School funds available to support student initiatives.

Award for archaeology student

The School was delighted to hear that Synnøve Gravdal Heimvik has won this year's Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) John Evans Dissertation Prize for best undergraduate dissertation.

Cambridge-Edinburgh Joint ECR Conference on Modern Irish History

The 6th annual Joint Cambridge-Edinburgh ECR Conference on Modern Irish History took place 28-29th January, hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Classics alumna success

The School was delighted to hear that Classics PhD alumna Dr Alison John has been elected to arguably the most prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UK.

The importance of being Alvin

Professor Alvin Jackson, Richard Lodge Professor of History, has been on television recently and in some interesting company.

Archaeology department success in the Moray Endowment Fund

The School was delighted to learn that five archaeological research projects have just been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh Moray Endowment Fund.

Incident on campus: School of History, Classics and Archaeology statement

A statement from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in response to an incident on Friday 11 December.

New book on the detailed survey of one the most famous shipwrecks in the world

The results of a shipwreck survey project directed by Dr Jon Henderson of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology were published this week.

New President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

The School was delighted to learn that former Head of School Ian Ralston has been electedv President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowships

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

New research project on ‘Gender Equalities at Work’ funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council

The School of History, Classic and Archaeology was delighted to hear that a new two-year project involving Professor Louise Jackson will be funded by the AHRC.

New Directors for Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History announces its new Director and Deputy Director.

George Floyd Case: School of History, Classics and Archaeology Statement

A statement from the School on the death of George Floyd.

Academic staff promotion

The School is delighted to announce the promotion of Dr Jeremy Crang.

PhD Student Success

The School was delighted to learn that PhD candidate Matteo Randazzo has been awarded the Macmillan-Rodewald Studentship.

Student Writing Awards Success

The School was very pleased to hear that two students had been recognised in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Writing prizes.

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.

Dr Jacob Blanc receives two AHRC grants

The School was delighted to hear that Dr Jacob Blanc, Lecturer in Latin American History, has been awarded two grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

New publication from Dr Linda Fibiger

The School was delighted to hear about an important new publication co-edited by Dr Linda Fibiger, Senior Lecturer in Human Osteoarchaeology.

Student and staff successes

The School was delighted to learn of two success this week. One for a student society and one for staff.

Dr Guillaume Robin receives British Academy/ Leverhulme Grant

The School is delighted to share that Dr Guillaume Robin has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Grant to support ongoing excavations at Ossi in Sardinia.

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.

Dr Paul Addison

The School was deeply saddened to learn of the death, recently, of Dr Paul Addison. An obituary by Paul's friend and colleague Dr Jeremy Crang.

Industrial Action

Changes to the submission deadlines for History, Classics and Archaeology courses as a result of the industrial action.

George Washington letter unveiled by University archive

A letter written by George Washington whilst President of the United States has been unveiled by the University's Centre for Research Collections. And SHCA's Professor Frank Cogliano was there!

Professor Stana Nenadic receives Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

The School is delighted to share that Professor Stana Nenadic has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

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.

Dr Jacob Blanc receives NEH Fellowship

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to share that Dr Jacob Blanc has been awarded a 2020 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

New grant establishes ‘Second World War Studies Network (Scotland)’

Dr Wendy Ugolini has been jointly awarded a grant from Arts & Humanities Research Network Award by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to establish a new network at the University of Edinburgh.

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.

MSc in History (Online Learning) graduate addresses Comité Français d'Histoire de la Géologie

Gregory Todd recently spoke at the Comité Français d'Histoire de la Géologie on Scottish geologist James Hutton.

Book Prize for Irish Historian

The School was delighted to learn of the success of Dr Patrick Mannion’s debut book.

Postgraduate Open Day 13 November 2019

The Postgraduate Open Day includes lots of opportunities to interact with our students and staff, within a range of activities.

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.

MSc in History (Online Learning) graduate publishes work

The School was delighted to hear that David Bonner, a graduate of the MSc in History (Online Learning), has recently had a book chapter published.

Student internship forges links with Signet Library

PhD candidate Sarah Moxey will be with the Signet Library until October as part of an Employ.ed internship.

Jeremiah Dalziel (Doctoral) Prize for 2019

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

Dr Lindsey Buster reveals ‘Mystic Britain’

A new series on the Smithsonian Channel explores the secrets of the UK’s most mysterious sites, and features Dr Lindsey Büster, Teaching Fellow in European Iron Age Archaeology at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Lost manuscript found in Cathedral archives by HCA academic

An exciting discovery of a lost text by 17th century writer Alice Thornton at Durham Cathedral has been made by an Edinburgh historian.

British Association for Irish Studies Bursary Award for PhD Student

First-year history PhD student James Bright has been awarded a BAIS bursary.

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 to host ‘Hedge School’ on Scotland and the Global Irish Revolution

The School will host a unique event on 15 May 2019, a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ designed to offer the general public access to the latest research findings from leading scholars.

I was taught by Maester Cressen - Memories of a History Graduate, Class of 1965

A recent BBC Radio 3 programme brought back memories of studying history in the 1960s for Ralph Gordon, and a surprise as to who was teaching him.

Dr Mike Carr receives British Academy award

Rising Star Engagement award to Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow.

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 AHRC PhD project announced

A new fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Project has just been announced and is seeking applications.

New research group announced

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

Symposium in memory of Nicholas Phillipson

A symposium in memory of Nicholas Phillipson, Emeritus Reader in History and Honorary Fellow at the School, will take place 1-2 March, 2019.

UncoverED – A collaborative decolonial research project

A new project uncovers the global history of the University of Edinburgh over the past 200 years.

Staff in the media

Several HCA staff have been in the media lately.

School hosts Cambridge-Edinburgh Joint Graduate Workshop in Irish History

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to host the 4th Cambridge-Edinburgh Joint Graduate Workshop in Irish History on 17th and 18th January.

Inaugural Cameron Cup: Post-match analysis

This just in from Dr Julius Ruiz on the Inaugural Cameron Cup action.

The Cameron Cup kicks off

A new, and much coveted, award has been unveiled by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Jeremiah Dalziel Prize for British History winner announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Jeremiah Dalziel Prize for British History.

School staff and students in the news

A round-up of appearances in the media by staff and students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Online MSc in History student nominated for national award

The School was delighted to hear that Bill Smith, a graduate of the Online MSc History course, has been recognised for his work away from his studies.

Call for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship submissions - Archaeology

Applications are invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in Archaeology. Deadline for applications is 3 December, 2018.

Manuel Fernández-Götz elected to the Executive Board of EAA

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been re-elected to the Executive Board of the European Association of Archaeologists. (Published 25 September, 2018)

Leading American historian joins School as Visiting Professor

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that Professor Patrick Griffin has joined the School as a visiting professor. (Published 24 September, 2018)

2018/19 MSc in History ODL Scholarships awarded

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology have announced the awardees of the 2018/19 online MSc in History OL Scholarships. (Published 21 September, 2018)

Stephen Bowd in Partnership Collaboration Awards success

Professor Stephen Bowd (Edinburgh) and Dr John Gagné (Sydney) will be collaborating on the project ‘Shadow agents of war: Italy, 1480-1530’. (Published 18 September, 2018)

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)

British Academy award for Honorary Fellow

The School was delighted to hear that Honorary Fellow Dr Alison Sheridan has been awarded the 2018 Grahame Clark Medal from the British Academy. (Published 20 August, 2018)

Delmas Award for PhD Student

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Tamsin Prideaux has been awarded a grant by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. (Published 31 July, 2018)

Bumper year for MSc History (Online)

A record number of students graduated from the MSc History (Online) course at the most recent ceremony. (Published 20 July, 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)

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)

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz new editor of Cambridge University Press monograph series

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been confirmed as co-editor of a new Cambridge University Press monograph series called ‘Elements: The Archaeology of Europe’. (Published 4 July, 2018)

Dead Images: Facing the history, ethics and politics of European skull collections

A new exhibition and series of events, as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Art Festival, look at the legacy of collections of human skulls held in public institutions. (Published 22 June, 2018)

New research group inaugural meeting

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