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News and events - 2016

News and events from History in 2016

Professor Bloxham wins Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Professor Bloxham on his success in winning a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. (Published 19 Dec, 2016)

Rare map restored

A rare 17th Century map, restored by the National Library of Scotland, is revealing the close links between Scotland and Europe. (Published 28 Nov, 2016)

Doctoral students at Irish Consulate

A group of Modern Irish History doctoral students met with Irish Minister for Diaspora and International Development and the Consul General recently to discuss their research . (Published 11 Nov 2016)

Obituaries: Professor Anthony Goodman and Professor Angus Mackay

It is with great sadness that the School learned of the passings, recently, of two former colleagues - Anthony Goodman and Angus Mackay. (Published 10 Nov 2016)

Play based on academic's research

A play drawing on the research of Dr Wendy Ugolini, Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, transfers to Milan following a Scottish tour. (Published 2 Nov 2016)

Winners of School Scholarships Announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the winners of Scholarships for Academic Excellence and Robertson International Scholarships. (Published 31 Oct 2016)

US Presidential Election – Free Online Course

The battle for the White House is the subject of a free course from the School of Classics, History and Archaeology. (Published 19 October 2016)

Professor Alvin Jackson on Brexit at Mount Stewart Conversations

Professor Alvin Jackson has been speaking about the future shape of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of Brexit as part of Mount Stewart Conversations Festival, held in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Doctoral Student Wins British International History Group Thesis Prize

Former HCA PhD student Camilo Erlichman has won the British International History Group Thesis Prize for 2016.

History of Medicine Group

Join the History of Medicine Group, a collaborative seminar series hosted by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.

Global and Transnational Group seminars

The Global and Transnational Research Group seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all, within and outside the University.

Gender History seminars

The Gender History seminar series runs regularly throughout the academic year. Seminars are open to all.

Economic and Social History seminars

The Economic and Social History research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.

Scottish History seminars Semester 1

The School offers a Scottish History seminar series throughout the year to which all are welcome.

Modern Irish History seminars - Semester 1

The Modern Irish History research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.

American History seminars Semester 1

The School offers an American History seminar and workshop series, as well as round table events and a reading group.

Crossing the Borders of Sanity – BBC World Service Round Table Discussion

Following on from his four-part BBC Radio 4 series ‘The Borders of Sanity’, which explored the impact and culture of mental health and illness around the world, Dr Christopher Harding will chair a discussion panel on the subject on BBC World Service on 8 September.

Online Exhibition: Artisans And Craft-Production In Nineteenth-Century Scotland

Online Exhibition: Artisans And Craft-Production In Nineteenth-Century Scotland available to view. It is themed in five sections; Handmade and Design, Vernacular and Place, Portraits, Workshops, and Trades and Communities. (Published 1st August 2016)

Dr Emma Hunter awarded the Gladstone Prize for 2016

Dr Hunter has been awarded the prestigious Gladstone Prize for 2016. (Published 12 July 2016)

President of Ireland addresses event hosted by the School

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, addressed an event hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh to consider the life and legacy of Scottish-born revolutionary leader, writer and socialist, James Connolly (1868-1916). (Published 30 June 2016)

School partnership with National Museum Scotland

Staff from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have joined with colleagues at National Museums Scotland to mark the end of a successful 4-year research project. (Published 22 June 2016)

History PhD Student wins Justin Arbuthnott Award

Roseanna Doughty, a 2nd Year PhD student in History, has won the 2016 Justin Arbuthnott Award. (Published 15 June 2016)

Dr Harding working with BBC on new Radio 4 series: The Borders of Sanity

Dr Chris Harding is working with the BBC on a global series looking at how culture shapes people’s experiences of mental illness and mental health. (Published 30th May 2016)

Transnational history training workshop

Join us for this one-day workshop on 26 May 2016 focussing on the methodological, historiographical, and conceptual challenges of research and writing transnational history.

History project honours war dead

A History research initiative is to help mark the centenary of the First World War’s biggest naval battle. (Published 24 May 2016)

Leverhulme Research Fellowship success

Reader in European History, Dr Stephen Bowd, has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme fellowship.

Europe in the world, 1914-1940

Join Professor Geoff Eley for a seminar paper on 'Europe in the world, 1914-1940: race, colony, empire on Monday 16 May 2016.

Fairly-traded textiles in late 19th century Ireland and Scotland

Professor Janice Helland, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) will deliver a free, public lecture on Wednesday 9 June 2016 as part of the Leverhulme-funded Artisans and the Craft Economy in Scotland project conference.

Postgraduate success in Jeremiah Dalziel Prize and Simon Fennel Awards

Winners of the Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History and Simon Fennel Award have been announced. (Published 13 April 2016)

Elections workshop

The School's Political History Research Group will host an elections workshop on Monday 18 April 2016.