News & events
Latest History news and events in the School.
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)
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.
‘Game on’ for new research group
The School is excited to announce the creation of a new research group called History and Games Lab (H&GL).
Academic staff promotion
The School is delighted to announce the promotion of Dr Jeremy Crang.
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.
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).
Student and staff successes
The School was delighted to learn of two success this week. One for a student society and one for staff.
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.
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.
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.
Focus on India and sustainability for HCA student
Fourth year History (MA Hons) student Jamie Gemmell talks about 'Focus India', hosting an event as part of South Asia Week.
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.
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.
Lost manuscript found in Cathedral archives
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.
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!