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.

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.

Information about the forthcoming industrial action

The Old Medical School, Teviot Place
School of History, Classics and Archaeology students are invited to an information session around the forthcoming industrial action.

Postponed - The Fennell Lecture 2020

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

Call for Papers: IberoArchUK 2020

The School will host the third edition of the IberoArchUK workshop in June 2020. Submissions are requested by 15 March.

Student Q&A - Postgraduate Online Information Sessions

Find out what it's really like to be a postgraduate student with the School of History, Classics and Archaeology with Marina Lant.

History - Postgraduate Online Information Sessions

Our Postgraduate Online Information Sessions are an excellent way for you to learn more about your chosen programme and ask questions you may have about postgraduate study. Join Professor Diana Paton for this session on Postgraduate Taught programmes in History.

Research Programmes - Postgraduate Online Information Sessions

Join Postgraduate Recruitment & Engagement Officer Dr Meha Priyadarshini in a live and interactive online session about our PGR programmes.

Classics - Postgraduate Online Information Sessions

Join Dr Kim Czajkowski for this session on Postgraduate Taught programmes in Classics, an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about your chosen programme and ask questions you may have.

Archaeology - Postgraduate Online Information Sessions

Dr Kath McSweeney will be leading this session on Postgraduate Taught programmes in Archaeology, an excellent opportunity to find out more and ask questions.

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.

Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture: Dr Julian Gallego

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

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"’.

Munro Lecture - Professor Anna Tsing: 'Feral atlas and the more-than-human Anthropocene'

Professor Professor Anna Tsing will deliver the Munro Lecture, 'Feral atlas and the more-than-human Anthropocene'.

'Between history and memory: Slavery and race' - A workshop with Ana Lucia Araujo

A workshop with Professor Ana Lucia Araujo on on the themes of slavery, race, history and memory.

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.

'1940'. An International Conference on the Second World War

Second World Studies welcomes delegates to its first international conference, marking the eightieth anniversary of the second year of the conflict.

'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.

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.

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

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