School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Events

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.

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Events calendar

Our events calendar offers a day-by-day overview of what is happening in the School.

Research seminars

See our full calendar of events taking place across the School or view individual seminar schedules by topic.

Dr Tyson Reeder - Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution

Join Dr Tyson Reeder (University of Virginia) as he talks about his new book, 'Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution'.

Dr David Headon - '"So much more than a Prime Minister": Andrew Fisher (1862-1928)'

The remarkable contribution to Australian political life made by Andrew Fisher, Australia’s fifth Prime Minister, has only just begun to receive a measure of the recognition it deserves. Join Dr David Headon to discover more about this extraordinary man.

Black History Month - Jackie Kay

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to welcome Jackie Kay, Scots Makar, poet and novelist as part of Black History Month.

Considering a PhD?

If you are an MSc student considering PhD study at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology come along to a briefing session.

Munro Lecture - Professor Christopher Knüsel: 'Violent Injuries and Scapegoats at Neolithic Çatalhöyük'

The next Munro Lecture will be delivered by Professor Christopher Knüsel on 7 November, 2019. This event is free and open to all.

Munro Lecture - Dr Adam Reed: 'Heart and head: An anthropological approach to the dynamism of moral life'

The next Munro Lecture will be delivered by Dr Adam Reed on 21 November, 2019. This event is free and open to all.

'Where are you going? Reconsidering migrations in the Metal Ages' - 9-10 November 2019

The 2019 UISPP Metal Ages in Europe Conference will take place 9-10 November, 2019.

Postgraduate Open Day

The next postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 13 November, 2019.

The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

Based on the writings of Alice Thornton and a project by Dr Cordelia Thornton, this one woman show reflects on life in the seventeenth century.

Women's History Scotland Conference

The Women's History Scotland Conference takes place on 16 November, 2019.

The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

Based on the writings of Alice Thornton and a project by Dr Cordelia Thornton, this one woman show reflects on life in the seventeenth century.

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Niels Gaul

'Byzantium and Scotland' - The Inaugural Lecture for the A. G. Leventis Chair in Byzantine Studies will be given by Professor Niels Gaul.

A.G. Leventis Conference 2019

The next Leventis Conference - 'Re-reading the Republic' - will take place at the University of Edinburgh, 21-24 November, 2019.

3rd Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

The 3rd Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies will take place 22-23 November, 2019.

Arbuthnott Lecture 2019 - 'The Border: The legacy of a century of Anglo-Irish politics'

The 2019 Arbuthnott Lecture will be delivered by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter MRIA (University College Dublin).

'Classicising learning, performance, and power: Eurasian perspectives from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period'

The second in a series of three conferences as part of the 'Classicising learning in Medieval imperial Systems: Cross-cultural Approaches to Byzantine Paideia and Tang/Song Xue Project'.

11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference, 24th-27th September 2020

The 11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference will be hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh in September 2020.

Lecture recordings

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Some of our guest and inaugural lectures are recorded and are available to watch and listen to online.