News and events - 2017

News and events which have already occurred in 2017.

'We Know All About You' launched at Edinburgh University festival

Emeritus Professor of History Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones's new book on the story of surveillance will be launched at an event during Edinburgh Spy Week. (Published 10 March, 2017)

Dr David Silkenat awarded North Caroliniana Society Book Prize 

Dr David Silknat becomes the first person to win two North Caroliniana Book Awards. (Published 10 March, 2017)

History Society success

The School sends warmest congratulations to Edinburgh University History Society, which scooped two awards at the Edinburgh University Student Association Activities Awards on 21 March. (Published 23 March, 2017)

Brexit and the Irish Border: Panel Discussion

The Irish History Group will host a panel discussion on Brexit and its impact on the Irish Border. (Published 13 November, 2017)

Conference - Theorizing contacts in the Roman Empire

This conference aims to assess the validity and scope of 'Romanization' with a particular focus on multilingualism and multiculturalism. (Published 30 May 2017)

Postgraduate online information sessions

Find out about postgraduate study in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology by joining academics and members of our Graduate School Office for a series of live online information sessions on Tuesday 5 December 2017. (Published 9 Nov, 2017)

Writing the troubles - PhD and early career researchers workshop

The Irish History group at Edinburgh University invites proposals from early career and PhD researchers working on the history of the Troubles to participate in a workshop on 8 and 9 September 2017. (Published 20 June 2017)

Call for abstracts: The communities and margins of early modern Scotland

'The communities and margins of early modern Scotland is a two-day international conference which will be held at St Mungo’s Museum, Glasgow, 20-21 October 2017. Abstracts should be submitted by Friday 28 July 2017.

Edinburgh Festival Brown Bag event series 8-16th August 2017

Join us at our Edinburgh Fringe Festival Brown Bag series. If you have a thirst for knowledge or are simply looking for an interesting topic to discuss at the dinner table, these free public events are for you!


The Seventh Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World invites both postgraduate students and early-career researchers from all disciplines to present their research to the growing community of classical reception scholars on 23-24 November, 2017 .

Building the Scottish Diaspora: International symposium

This symposium will consider the nature of Scotland’s contribution to this environment, and ask how we might understand it in a geographically continuous and expansive capacity. (Published 3 November, 2017)

Postgraduate Open Day

Are you considering postgraduate study in History, Classics or Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh? Our Open Day on 15 November is the perfect opportunity to find out more! (Published 16 October, 2017)

“A phenomenon that defied prevision"

Dr David Kaufman of the Political History research group will deliver the lecture '“A phenomenon that defied prevision": Bolsheviks and Bolshevism in the British 'official mind'1917-1918'. (Published 27 October, 2017)

Canada 150 Lecture: Scottish Impact on 19th Century Canada

Professor Sir Tom Devine will deliver the Canada 150 Lecture, 'The Scottish Impact on 19th Century Canada: an Interpretation', marking 150 years of Canadian Confederation. (Published 24 October, 2017)

Studying abroad - Invitation to an information session

Are you a second year student looking for a change of scenery and a different study experience? Thinking about studying abroad in your third year? Come along to this information session to find out more. (Published 17 October, 2017)

Symposium: 'Building the Scottish Diaspora, c.1700-1920'

The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, in conjunction with the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is to host a symposium on Scottish contributions to the built environment of Britain’s empire. (Published 30 May 2017)

Workshop: Slavery and the Scottish Country House

Through this workshop (14 July 2017) the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies will develop a strategy for designing research and taking forward the ‘Slavery and the Scottish country house’ project. (Published 1 June 2017)

Humanities Research and GIS

The Digital Humanities group in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is pleased to announce its summer event, ‘Humanities Research and GIS’ which will combine a key note lecture, workshop and reception on 12 June. (Published 5 June 2017)

Memorial book launch - Professor Anthony Goodman

Celebrate the life and work of Professor Anthony Goodman, and the launch of his latest book. (Published 9 May 2017)

Speaking when they're spoken to?

This workshop will discuss the methodological challenges faced in conducting the history of children. (Published 16 Feb, 2017)

The causes of conflict in ancient history and historiography

The School and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities are happy to announce the workshop ‘The causes of conflict in ancient history and historiography’, which will take place on 25-27 May, 2017. (Published 5 April, 2017)

Arbuthnott Lecture - Mary Daly

Mary E. Daly is Professor Emeritus in Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and will speaking on 'Independence and Sovereignty - rhetoric and reality; the Irish story'. (Published 6 April 2017)

Agriculture, economy and society in early modern Scotland

A day conference, 6 May 2017, examining the economic, social and cultural experiences of life in agrarian Scotland, c. 1500-1750, leading to the project’s second book – an edited collection of essays.

Major funding Award for a Global History of Irish Revolution

Major Arts and Humanities Research Council funding for 'A Global History of Irish Revolution'. (Published 23 Jan, 2017)

Dr Anna Groundwater appears on BBC's In Our Time

Dr Anna Groundwater appears on BBC's In Our Time to discuss Mary, Queen of Scots.

PhD History students wins Truckell Prize

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Gary Hutchison on winning the 2016 Truckell Prize. (Published 18 Jan, 2017)