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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)

PhD student takes first prize

Mara Karell was awarded ‘Best Oral Presentation’ at the fourth Scottish Student Forensic Sciences Research Symposium in Dundee. (Published 4 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)

Graduate student wins Kennedy scholarship

MSc History student Tsiona Lida has been awarded a 2018 Kennedy Scholarship to study at Harvard University. (Published 22 May, 2018)

PhD and MScR retreat at The Burn

A group of PhD and MScR students and staff took part in the School's annual retreat at The Burn. (Published 7 May, 2018)

Historian to receive lifetime achievement award

Eminent Edinburgh Historian Sir Tom Devine has been given a prestigious lifetime achievement award.

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)

BAIS award for PhD student

The School is delighted to announce that Bobbie Nolan, a third year History PhD student from the Irish History Group, has been awarded a British Association for Irish Studies bursary. (Published 30 April, 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)

Dissertation prize for Jacob Blanc

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Dr Jacob Blanc’s PhD dissertation won the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Brazilian Section Award for humanities recently. (Published 17 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)

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)

Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland project at American Association for the Advancement of Science conference

Three members of the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland team were in attendance to demonstrate the Atlas to a wide range of interested parties at this major event. (Published 23 February, 2017)

Archaeology academics work published in Nature

Staff of the Archaeology subject area are co-authors on two papers on ancient DNA in the international journal of Science, Nature. (Published 22 February, 2017)

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 Classical 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)

Book prize for Richard Sowerby

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Dr Richard Sowerby's monograph 'Angels in Early Medieval England'(OUP, 2016) was joint winner of the inaugural Best First Book Prize from the Ecclesiastical History Society. (Published 6 February, 2017)

Obituary - Nicholas Phillipson

It is with great sadness that the School of History, Classics and Archaeology announces the death, on 24 January 2018, of Nicholas Phillipson, Emeritus Reader in History and Honorary Fellow at the School. (Published 29 January, 2017)

Obituary - Gordon Howie

It is with great sadness that the School of History, Classics and Archaeology announces the death, on 29 December 2017, of our former colleague, Gordon Howie. (Published 11 January 2018)

Study links Neolithic weapons to injuries

PhD candidate Meaghan Dyer and Dr Linda Fibiger have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to identify blunt force weapons from the European Neolithic by injuries left. (Published 7 December, 2017)

School of HCA Scholarships for 2018/19

The School of History, Classics  and Archaeology is delighted to announce an exciting range of Masters scholarship awards for students beginning their postgraduate Masters programme in September 2018.

Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship announced

The only PhD scholarship in the UK devoted to modern Irish history – The Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship in Modern Irish History - is unveiled. (Published 30 November, 2017)

HCA staff consultants on new BBC History series

Dr Paul Addison and Dr Jeremy Crang of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have acted as historical consultants to a major BBC television series made by Wall to Wall. (Published 27 November, 2017)

Professor Alvin Jackson appointment

Professor Alvin Jackson has been appointed to the Irish Manuscripts Commission. (Published 24 November, 2017)

Students’ ‘roundhouse’ models on display in the Student Research Room

Models produced by students of the Archaeology of Architecture and Space, Place and Time go on display in the Student Study Room. (Published 15 November, 2017)

Staff academic activity and publications, October 2017

Academic activity and publications by School of History, Classics and Archaeology academic staff for the month of October 2017. (Published 7 November, 2017)

AHRC doctoral award competition now open

The University of Edinburgh is seeking outstanding applicants for doctoral AHRC studentships. (Published 31 October, 2017)

Publications success for HCA staff

A run-down of publications by School of History, Classics and Archaeology academic staff for the month of September 2017. (Published 31 October, 2017)

Celebrations to mark India Day

Dr Talat Ahmed, Lecturer in South Asian History, will be taking part in two upcoming events to mark India Day and to discuss diversity in the history curriculum. (Published 27 September, 2017)

Staff elected to Young Academy of Europe

Two members of the School’s academic staff have recently been elected a Fellow and a Board Member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). (Published 25 September 2017)

Dorothy Dunnett Academic History Prize 2017

The Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2017, worth £1,000, is offered by the Dorothy Dunnett Society (Scottish Charity SC030649 SCIO). The Prize is for an essay of up to 5000 words. Entries will be accepted from students registered on a PhD programme at any recognised higher education institution.

New Director of Professional Services

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology welcomes a new Director of Professional Services, Anna Gibbons.

Richard Sowerby wins book prize

Dr Richard Sowerby has been jointly awarded Best First Book Prize by the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. (Published 10 August, 2017)

PhD graduate wins Italian thesis prize

The School was delighted to learn that recent PhD graduate Luca Fenoglio has been awarded the €1,500 Spadolini Nuova Antologia XXI prize.' (Published 7 August, 2017)

AHRC Fellowship for Emile Chabal

Dr Emile Chabal has been awarded a major AHRC Leadership Fellowship grant to pursue his work on Eric Hobsbawm and the history of twentieth-century Marxism. (Published 4 August, 2017)

€1.9 million award to support ‘Honour in Classical Greece’ project

Classics staff Professor Douglas Cairns and Dr Mirko Canevaro receive European Research Council award for ‘Honour in Classical Greece’ project. (Published 3 July, 2017)

Traffic management around School over Fringe

The 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival is approaching - always a busy time around the School and Central Area. Find out about road closures and parking restrictions over this period. (Published 22 June 2017)

Online History MSc student receives the 2017 Daniella Sciama Award

The School is delighted to congratulate Scott Davis on receiving this year’s Daniella Sciama Award for Achievement through Adversity. (Published 21 June 2017)

Doctoral student wins British Association for Irish Studies bursary

Third year History PhD student Roseanna Doughty has been awarded a British Association for Irish Studies bursary. (Published 31 May 2017)

Dr Mirko Canevaro wins RSE Thomas Reid Medal

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Dr Mirko Canevaro, Chancellor’s Fellow in Classics, on winning the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Thomas Reid Medal 2017, with the award of the Early-Career Prize in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Access to Doorway 4

Doorway 4 will be closed from 8 April to 10 September 2017 due to major works in the Meadows Lecture Theatre. Entry to the School is via the Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square.

PhD students feel the Burn

Recently, a group of PhD students went on academic retreat to the Burn in Angus to explore practical solutions to the challenges of PhD study. (Published 23 March, 2017)  

Event celebrates publications by School staff

Staff recently marked the publishing successes by academics within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. (Published 15 Feb, 2017)

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