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.

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Call for Papers: '1940'. An International Conference on the Second World War

Second World Studies at Edinburgh will be hosting its first international conference in June 2020 to mark the eightieth anniversary of the second year of the conflict. It invites all scholars with an interest in the Second World War to submit an abstract which engages in some way with the events and/or memory of 1940.

Call for Papers: 'Child slavery in the Roman empire'. An international conference, 16-18 June

This conference brings together scholars working on slavery and childhood to explore the role and extent of child slavery in the Roman Empire.

Arbuthnott Lecture 2019-20 - 'The Border: The legacy of a century of Anglo-Irish politics'

The 2019-20 Arbuthnott Lecture will be delivered by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter MRIA (University College Dublin). This event was postponed from 28 November, 2019.

Dr Christopher Harding - Aye Write!

Dr Christopher Harding’s new book is a fresh and surprising account of Japanese culture. Part of the Aye Write! festival.

The Fennell Lecture 2020 - Professor Monica H Green

Professor Monica H Green will deliver the 2020 Fennell Lecture on 5 March, 2020.

Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture: Dr Julian Gallego

The 2020 Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture will be delivered by Dr Julian Gallego, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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 26 February, 2020.

Call for Papers: Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar

The annual UK Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar will take place at the University of Edinburgh in May 2020.

Munro Lecture - Prof Dr David Fontijn: 'The Bronze Age "destructive economy"’

Professor Dr David Fontijn will deliver the Munro Lecture, 'The Bronze Age "destructive economy"’.

2020 Lecture in the History of Slavery: Dr Ana-Lucia Araujo

The 2020 Lecture in the History of Slavery will be delivered by Dr Ana-Lucia Araujo, Howard University.

The Northern Scholars Lectures: Dr Eric Cullhed

'Aesthetic properties in Greek and Roman thought’ - a free public lecture by visiting Northern Scholar dr Eric Cullhed.

Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar

The annual UK Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 20 May 2020.

'Child slavery in the Roman empire'. An international conference, 16-18 June

This conference brings together scholars working on slavery and childhood to explore the role and extent of child slavery in the Roman Empire.

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.