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.

Fennell Forum - From Trump to Biden, what's next for US politics?

The virtual forum will bring together some of the leading historians in the field of American history for a discussion of the recent US presidential election and its consequences.

1st Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival

The first Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival will take place 5-7 February 2021.

LGBT+ History Month - Dr Molly Merryman, 'Queer Voices from the Pandemic'

While there are multiple LGBT+ communities in the UK, something that unites them is resilience in the face of crisis. Queer Britain, the national LGBTQ+ museum, has launched "Queer Pandemic," a remote-video oral history project.

2021 Lecture in the History of Slavery: Professor Ana Lucia Araujo

The 2021 Lecture in the History of Slavery will be delivered by Professor Ana-Lucia Araujo, Howard University.

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

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

'Edina/Athena: The Greek Revolution and the Athens of the North, 1821–2021'

This major exhibition accompanies the tenure of the 12th Leventis Professor.

Lecture recordings

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