School of History, Classics & Archaeology


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.

Research seminars

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

Events calendar

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

Call for Papers: 'Britain, the League of Nations and the New International Order'

The University of Edinburgh, in association with the National Library of Scotland, will be hosting a free online Conference 20-21 November, 2020. Submissions are invited by 20 August, 2020.

CANCELLED: Inaugural Lecture - Professor Diana Paton

‘Slavery, family, and William Robertson’s Edinburgh’ - Professor Diana Paton's Inaugural Lecture as William Robertson Professor of History will be given on 23 September, 2020.

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

We are inviting all those interested in the study of past conflict to join us for the 11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference, which will be hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh in September 2020.

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Julian Goodare

Professor Julian Goodare's Inaugural Lecture will be given on 11 November, 2020.

Lecture recordings

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