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.

You can find details of events which have already taken place in our archive.

Events archive

Forthcoming events

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.

PROSOPON Workshop - ‘Entangled Prosopographies’

Edinburgh’s Centre for Late Antique, Islamic & Byzantine Studies, with generous funding support from the British Academy project ‘Prosopography of the Later Roman and Byzantine Worlds (PLRBW)’, is delighted to host the first PROSOPON workshop on 8 and 9 December, 2023.

Workshop - Unofficial Diplomats: East Mediterranean Archaeologists and Britain’s Imperial Project

A black and white image showing an archaeological dig in front of a mosque
This workshop will explore the role archaeologists came to embrace as unofficial diplomats in the Near East, exploring the relationship between archaeologists and British colonialism between c. 1800 and 1947. Hybrid.

Workshop: The afterlife of the Greco-Persian wars: From antiquity to modern times

Statue 'The Warriors of Salamis" by Achilles Vassiliou. Image: Kyohei Sakeshima
This hybrid workshop will focus on the variety of narratives and representations of the Greco-Persian Wars and interrogate their social significance from the ancient world to the present day.

LGBTQ+ History Month: Professor Laura Doan

A man paints a picture of a white horse which stands in an elaborate room
The School's 2024 LGBTQ+ History Month event will be a lecture by Professor Laura Doan - 'Designs on nature: Reinventing the unnatural'.

Lecture recordings

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