News and events - 2014

News and events in History, 2014

Colloquium on literary commerce

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) will host a colloquium on literary commerce at the University of Edinburgh in July 2015. (Published 15 December, 2014)

Historian secures major project funding

Professor Crispin Bates, Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian History, and Andrea Major, University of Leeds, have succeeded in winning funding for a major Research Councils UK (RCUK) project. (Published 13 November 2014)

Publications in 2014

Staff in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have been as busy as ever publishing their research. (Published 10 December, 2014)

School postgraduate scholarships announced

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for Doctoral (PhD) and Masters (MSc) Scholarships for September 2015 entry. (Published 3 November 2014)

Italian Scottish women blog feature

Dr Wendy Ugolini, Lecturer in British History, has recently written a blog for History Scotland online about her research on anti-Italianism during the Second World War. (Published 27 November 2014)

Research Centre Director in TV documentary

Director for the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict, Dr David Kaufman, will appear on a BBC television documentary on Sunday. (Published 26 November 2014)

Funding boost for First World War project

A project that seeks to reveal and record Scottish people’s experiences during the First World War has received a major funding award. (Published 18 December 2014)

A discussion of Scotland past and present

Professor Tom Devine and Dr Gordon Brown MP discuss Scotland’s past and Scotland’s present in a celebratory event marking the retirement of Professor Devine. (Published 13 May 2014)

Scottish History opening seminar

‘What next for Scotland’: the Scottish History 2014-15 opening seminar and panel discussion will take place on Thursday 25 September. (Published 25 September, 2014)

Scholarships for Academic Excellence

The School has awarded eight scholarships to high achieving undergraduate students across all three subject areas. (Published 21 October 2014)

A trip down memory lane

Fifteen historians and economists travelling from as far afield as Liverpool, London and Warsaw gathered for a weekend of memory-stirring events in Edinburgh in June. (Published 8 August 2014)

School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the Edinburgh Festivals

Staff in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology are speaking at a number of events throughout the Edinburgh Festivals this August. (Published 1 August 2014)

School Impact Champions announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that two members of staff have been made Impact Champions as part of a new pilot scheme. (Published 12 September 2014)

American history untucked in new podcast

A new podcast is giving American History Lecturer Dr David Silkenat an innovative way of sharing his subject with the world. (Published 28 May 2014)

Professor Sir Tom Devine farewell lecture

Join the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in a final farewell to Professor Sir Tom Devine. (Published 15 September, 2014)

Resources on First World War for schools

Three Edinburgh historians have been involved in the production of materials for schools on the topic of Women, the Great War and the Vote. (Published 21 July 2014)

Knighthood for leading historian

Eminent historian Tom Devine has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. (Published 16 June 2014)

Dr Ugolini appearing at St Magnus International Festival

Dr Wendy Ugolini will be appearing at the St Magnus International Festival in Kirkwall, Orkney on 22 June 2014. (Published 20 June, 2014)

History PhD student awarded research fellowship

PhD History student Georgina Rannard has been awarded an invaluable opportunity to enhance her research with a prestigious research institution. (Published 5 June, 2014)

Historian featured at International Book Festival

Professor Tom Devine will be appearing in two events at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival. (Published 18 June 2014)

Welcome to our student interns

Four current undergraduate students have joined the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for summer 2014 in an exciting internship opportunity. (Published 6 June, 2014)

British Group of Early American Historians Conference 2014

The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Edinburgh will host the annual meeting of the British Group of Early American Historians from Thursday 4th September- Sunday 7th September 2014. (Published 11 June, 2014)

New Generation Thinker: An Update

Having been announced back in May 2013 as one of BBC Radio 3’s ten ‘New Generation Thinkers’, Dr Chris Harding has made regular contributions to the network. (Published 3 April, 2014)

Award success for History student

History PhD student, Sophie Cooper, has received an esteemed bursary to help fund a research trip to Australia. (Published 30 May 2014)

Sectarianism: a Scottish problem?

Professor Tom Devine will deliver this year’s Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, 6pm Wednesday 27 November 2013. (Published 27 March, 2013)

Teaching excellence in History awarded

Find out about our EUSA Teaching Awards 2014 results. (Published 25 April, 2014)

American Studies book prize

An American History lecturer in the School has collected the runner-up award in a recent American studies book prize. (Published 23 May 2014)

Professor elected to Royal Irish Academy

The School's Sir Richard Lodge Professor of History has been elected to the Royal Irish Academy in public recognition of academic excellence. (Published 5 January 2014)

Book tribute to Dr Wormald

A collection of essays in honour of Dr Jenny Wormald has recently been published by Edinburgh University Press. (Published 21 July 2014)