News & events

Latest History news and events in the School.


Events particularly related to history with the School.

Carnegie Vacation Scholarship Successes

Three Carnegie Vacation Scholarships have been awarded to students within the School.

'A Hot-bed of Genius' exhibition opens

A student from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is behind an exhibition to mark the 300th anniversary of the appointment of a Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh.

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!

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.

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.

Staff on screen and print

Two staff members reach wider audiences with a TV discussion on a historical figure and a publication on a new book on Ritual Cave Use.

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.

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.

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)

New Senior Student Ambassador appointed

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology delighted to announce Tom Wrench as the new Senior Student Ambassador. (Published 24 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)

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)

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)

Dr Wendy Ugolini on STV

Dr Wendy Ugolini took part in STV's 'The People's History Show'. (Published 6 June, 2018)

HCA staff promotions

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

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)