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Latest History news and events in the School.

Events

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prize for History PhD student

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

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.

Charles Mackie Student Initiative Fund 2020/21

HCA School funds available to support student initiatives.

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.

The importance of being Alvin

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

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.

‘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.

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.

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.