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News archive 2016

News from 2016.

Edinburgh-Cambridge Irish History PhD Workshop

The University’s historic Raeburn Room was the venue for the second joint Modern Irish History workshop on 8-9 December 2016, continuing on from the highly successful collaboration in January this year. This event reunited Edinburgh’s Modern Irish History PhD students with doctoral students from the University of Cambridge (Published 22 Dec, 2016)

Three New Masters Scholarships available in History, Classics and Archaeology

The School is pleased invite applications from outstanding candidates for three new Masters scholarships for entry in the academic year 2017-18. (Published 21 Dec, 2016)

Doctoral opportunity: The Burn retreat

Take part in a series of informal workshops aimed at providing practical solutions to PhD challenges at The Burn. (Published 13 Dec, 2016)

Congratulations to our new graduates

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to celebrate the success of our postgraduate students. (Published 24 Nov, 2016)

Doctoral students at Irish Consulate

A group of Modern Irish History doctoral students met with Irish Minister for Diaspora and International Development and the Consul General recently to discuss their research . (Published 11 Nov 2016)

An interview with Dr Joanne Rowland

Jo is a new member of staff in Archaeology, who joined us in August 2016 and is offering a new course on our online MSc in History. We find out more about her.

Play based on academic's research

A play drawing on the research of Dr Wendy Ugolini, Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, transfers to Milan following a Scottish tour. (Published 2 Nov 2016)

Postgraduate Open Day

If you’re considering postgraduate study with the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, then the Postgraduate Open Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more. (Published 1 Nov 2016)

Former PhD student Linda Riddell’s book 'Shetland and the Great War' shortlisted for Saltire Literary Award

Many congratulations to former student Dr. Linda Riddell whose book 'Shetland and the Great War' has been shortlisted for the prestigious Saltire Literary Awards Scottish History Book of the Year 2016. (Published 27 Oct, 2016)

Lecturer Awarded Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology warmly congratulates Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Lecturer in Archaeology, who is winner of a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology. (Published 24 Oct 2016)

Professor Alvin Jackson on Brexit at Mount Stewart Conversations

Professor Alvin Jackson has been speaking about the future shape of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of Brexit as part of Mount Stewart Conversations Festival, held in County Down, Northern Ireland. (Published 11 Oct 2016)

Doctoral Student Wins British International History Group Thesis Prize

Former HCA PhD student Camilo Erlichman has won the British International History Group Thesis Prize for 2016. (Published 10 Oct 2016)

Recent Archaeology and Classics Graduate Wins Global Prize

Recent HCA graduate Alicia Núñez García has won a global student prize at the Undergraduate Awards. (Published on 7 Oct 7 2016)

School Joins History & Policy Partnership

The School of Classics, History and Archaeology has joined with History & Policy, and other UK universities, to promote better public policy through a greater understanding of history. (Published on 5 Oct 2016)

History PhD Student wins Justin Arbuthnott Award

Roseanna Doughty, a 2nd Year PhD student in History, has won the 2016 Justin Arbuthnott Award. (Published 15 June 2016)

Postgraduate success in securing Innovation Initiative Grant

Meaghan Dyer, 1st year Osteoarchaeology PhD student, receives an Edinburgh University Innovation Initiative Grant. (Published 27th May 2016)

Athena SWAN Bronze award for the School

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award. (Published 16 May 2016)

Leverhulme Research Fellowship success

Reader in European History, Dr Stephen Bowd, has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme fellowship. (Published 5 May 2016)

New research network 'Emotions through Time: from antiquity to Byzantium’ launched

A new international and interdisciplinary research network, based at the University of Edinburgh, will examine the interactions between ancient and Byzantine emotion. (Published 22 April 2016)

Young Scholar's success

A third year History PhD student has been selected to take part in competitive forum aimed at enhancing international communication in Chinese studies. (Published 14 April 2016)

Postgraduate success in Jeremiah Dalziel Prize and Simon Fennel Awards

Winners of the Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History and Simon Fennel Award have been announced. (Published 13 April 2016)

Turf houses kept researchers warm and safe

Archaeologists have put early medieval turf houses to the test in storm conditions. (Published 17 March 2016)

Professor Louise Jackson in International Women's Day feature

Reader Professor Louise Jackson has appeared on a BBC Radio 4 programme. (Published 14 March 2016)

Fellowship awarded for new early modern Europe

Dr Monica Azzolini, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, has been awarded a top fellowship. (Published 7 March 2016)

Former student's first monograph published

A former doctoral student has successfully published her first monograph, based on her thesis. (Published 29 February 2016)

Doctoral students launch ambitious collaborative project

Doctoral students in the School have launched an ambitious cross-university collaborative project in the field of Scottisy history. (Published 29 February 2016)

Cambridge-Edinburgh PhD workshop in Irish History

Doctoral students in the School attended a workshop at the University of Cambridge to discuss key issues in the writing of the history of modern Ireland. (Published 24 February 2016)

Remembering Ireland's Easter Rising 1916

Marking 100 years, Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 will be commemorated with a series of public events. (Published 22 February 2016)

Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History

Applications are invited for this prestigious prize, the current value of which is £4,500. The award is made for the best first book on any aspect of Scottish History published in the years 2014 or 2015. (Published 11 February 2016)

Funding awarded for biographical study of Abortion Act

Dr Gayle Davis, Senior Lecturer in History, joins an innovative research project investigating the Abortion Act of 1967. (Published 8 February 2016)

Funding for taught masters programmes

The University of Edinburgh has announced new funding for UK and EU masters students for 2016 entry. (Published 4 February 2016)

Distinguished Visiting Scholars Awards

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that two members of staff are set to become visiting scholars at Monash University. (Published 1 February 2016)

History student in radio feature

A PhD student has appeared on an Irish principal radio station discussing Irish music during the American Civil War. (Published 27 January 2016)

Pubs and Publications celebrate their success

Student blog Pubs and Publications is going from strength to strength and is set to celebrate its one-year anniversary next month. (Published 27 January 2016)

Students awarded prestigious grant funding

Three doctoral students from the School have been awarded a prestigious grant from the Researcher-Led Initiative Fund. (Published 21 January 2016)

Award success for History postgraduate

Fourth year PhD student, Christoph Otte, has won the 2015 Truckell Prize. (Published 21 January 2016)

Digital prize for online resource

Dr Adam Budd, Lecturer in Cultural History, has been awarded the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Digital Resource Prize for the online resource, 'Circulating Enlightenment'. (Published 18 January 2016)

School postgraduate scholarships announced

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for Doctoral (PhD) and Masters (MSc) Scholarships for September 2016 entry. (Published 9 December 2015)

British Crime Historians Symposium - call for papers

The fifth British Crime Historians Symposium will take place at the University of Edinburgh from 7-8 October 2016 and the call for papers is now live. (Published 17 November 2015)

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Doctoral Student Wins British International History Group Thesis Prize

Former HCA PhD student Camilo Erlichman has won the British International History Group Thesis Prize for 2016.