Past events from 2018.
New directions in Second World War Studies
First of programme of events exploring the ways in which we discuss and commemorate the lived experience of the Second World War - 11 January 2019.
CFP - Scottish Student Archaeology Society Conference
The second annual Scottish Student Archaeology Society Conference will take in Edinburgh on 26 and 27 January, 2019. The deadline for submissions is 5 January 2019.
The 1918 General Election and the break-up of the United Kingdom
Join a panel of speakers as they discuss a pivotal point in Irish history. The event takes place on 11 December, 2018. Free.
Public lecture - Jennifer Anderson, 'From rainforest to parlour: Revealing the history of slavery in mahogany furniture'
As part of the collaborative research project The Matter of Slavery in Scotland - in partnership with National Museums Scotland - the first public lecture will consider Scotland's slave trade involvement through mahogany furniture.
'Can an ancient truth become an old lie?' A few methodological remarks concerning current comparative research on war and its aftermath'
"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori." Dr Gorgia Proietti takes Wilfred Owen's reading of the famous Horace' sentence as a starting point for a few methodological remarks concerning current comparative research on war and post-war experience on 6 December, 2018.
Reception, appropriation, and innovation: Byzantium between the Christian and Islamic worlds
The 2nd Annual International Graduate Edinburgh Byzantine Conference will be hosted by the Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Research Group, in collaboration with the Alwaleed Centre, 30 November-1 December 2018.
Inaugural Lecture - Professor Stephen Bowd
Professor Bowd will deliver his inaugural lecture 'Renaissance mass murder' on 29 November, 2018. Followed by a reception and book launch. Free.
Munro Lecture - 'What archaeology can learn from art'
This 2018 Munro Lecture 'What Archaeology Can Learn from Art: Feeling the Impact of the Past' will be delivered by Benjamin Alberti, Professor of Anthropology at Framingham State University, on 29 November 2018.
Inaugural Cameron Cup 1863 Rules Football Match
Dr Julius Ruiz will referee a football match played by original 1863 rules!
Honour in Classical Greece - Professor Edward Mendelson
The Honour in Classical Greece ERC project welcomes Professor Edward Mendelson as its fourth public lecturer on 26 November.
Munro Lecture - ‘A certain kind of English embryology?’
This 2018 Munro Lecture 'A certain kind of English embryology?: Biological translation and the 14 day rule’ will be delivered by Sarah Franklin, University Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, on 22 November 2018.
Virtual open day - MSc History (Online)
Join us on 21 November for this live and interactive online session with staff from our MSc History (Online) programme to find out more about studying online.
Arbuthnott Lecture 2018: '"Confusion is not an ignoble condition” – Making sense of Ireland-UK relations'
Taking a long-range view, Ireland's Ambassador to the UK, Adrian O'Neill, will explore the complexities of the Irish-British relationship in the shadow of Brexit on 14 November, 2018.
Postgraduate Open Day
If you are considering postgraduate study in history, classics and archaeology come along to our Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 14 November, 2018. Book your place now!
MSc Training event - How to write a good PhD proposal
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will be holding an information session for current MSc students who are interested in applying for a PhD on 12 November.
New directions in Second World War Studies - Call for papers
First of a programme of events exploring the ways in which we discuss and commemorate the lived experience of the Second World War. Call for papers deadline, 2 November 2018.
Festival of Politics - Sir Tom Devine and Prof. Stana Nenadic
As part of the Festival of Politics, join Sir Tom Devine and Professor Stana Nenadic on new perspectives on the Highland Clearances. (Published 10 September, 2018)
STUC Black History Month Lecture - Dr Talat Ahmed
The 2018 STUC Black History Month Lecture will be given by Dr Talat Ahmed. (Published 25 September, 2018)
Screening the Troubles - A City Solitary (1963) and Derry (1969)
The Irish History Research group will co-host a screening with the Filmhouse CInema. (Published 28 September, 2018)
Inaugural Lecture - Professor Gavin Kelly
Professor Kelly will deliver his inaugural lecture 'Late Roman History and Latin Philology' on 25 September, 2018. (Published 20 August, 2018)
Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 Lecture - The Irish language and World War One
Join us to explore the fascinating history of the Irish language with Professor Brian Ó Conchubhair. (Published 29 August, 2018)
Çatalhöyük: The Bioarchaeology of an Early Farming Society in Transition
Join leading osteoarchaeologist and biological anthropologist Professor Clark Spencer Larsen for this free talk. (Published 21 August, 2018)
Professor Richard Wilkinson - 'Inequality, Superiority and Inferiority'
The Honour in Classical Greece ERC project welcomes Professor Richard Wilkinson as its third public lecturer
Scotland: the timescape with Andrew Conway and Anna Groundwater
Join Dr Anna Groundwater and Andrew Conway at ScotlandsFest 2018. (Published 9 August, 2018)
Dead images: 'Searching for the person within'
A lunchtime 'in conversation' event with Dr Linda Fibiger and Anna Szoke on 'Searching for the person within - anthropological and bioarchaeological reflections on skeletal identities'. Part of the 'Dead images' exhibition. (Published 19 June, 2018)
Dead Images: Facing the history, ethics and politics of European skull collections
'Dead Images' is an exhibition exploring the contentious legacy of collections of human skulls, assembled during the 19th and early 20th centuries and still held in public institutions in Europe. (Published 25 June, 2018)
Sri Lanka: Understanding the Past, Finding its Future
Documentary filmmaker Jude Ratnam discusses the complexities of Sri Lanka’s civil war with Talat Ahmed and Kanchana Ruwanpura from the University of Edinburgh. (Published 9 August, 2018)
Epistolography in Later Latin Literature seminar
Dr. Jennifer Ebbeler (Texas) will give a seminar on Epistolography in Later Latin Literature. (Published 2 August, 2018)
Dead images: 'From touch to taboo: The ethics of handling human remains'
A lunchtime 'in conversation' event with Dr Linda Fibiger and Anna Szoke. Part of the 'Dead images' exhibition. (Published 19 June, 2018)
Honour in Classical Greece Lecture - Professor Axel Honneth
Professor Axel Honneth will deliver the Honour in Classical Greece project lecture 'Recognition in Modern Europe'. (Published 28 May, 2018)
Polyphonic murders: A holographic biography of trauma - Exhibition
The Edinburgh Unit for Forensic Anthropology at University of Edinburgh presents 'Polyphonic Murders' as part of the Leith Festival. (Published 4 June, 2018).
Sex and gender identities in the first millennia: Scottish evidence and its wider context
This day seminar offers an exploration of sex and gender identities in pre - and proto-historic societies in a range of papers interspersed with discussion to inform a richer understanding of the past. (Published 3 May, 2018)
Workshop - Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement Research Group
The inaugural meeting of the School of History, Classics & Archaeology's Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement Research Group. Free. (Published 7 June, 2018)
Polyphonic murders: A holographic biography of trauma
The Edinburgh Unit for Forensic Anthropology at University of Edinburgh presents 'Polyphonic Murders' events as part of the Leith Festival. (Published 4 June, 2018).
History MSc (online): Online information sessions
A virtual Open Day for the MSc in History (online) will be held on Wednesday 6 June, 2018. (Published 15 May, 2018)
LAMPS 4th Annual Conference: Transformation
The 4th Annual Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society Conference takes place on 4 June on the subject of 'Transformation'.
Women, weapons and war workshop
The first workshop from 'Women, weapons and war' will take place on Friday 1 June, 2018. (Published 24 May, 2018)
Denys Hay Lecture 2018
The 2018 Denys Hay Lecture will be delivered by Professor Gábor Klaniczay. (Published 9 May, 2018)
Intimate politics: Fertility control in a global historical perspective
A conference on the intimacies of fertility control politics to be held at the University of Edinburgh, 23-24 May 2018. (Published 14 December, 2017)
Is there still time to think about postgrad?
Thinking about further study but aren’t quite sure whether it is right for you? There is still time to find out at this event. (Published 3 May, 2018)
Abortion in Ireland: A transformative moment?
This panel discussion will be on women’s reproductive rights in modern Ireland and a historical perspective on this topic in the lead up to Ireland’s referendum on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. (Published 3 May, 2018)
Marketing yourself effectively: HCA PhD careers event
The School of History Classics and Archaeology and the Careers Service are delivering an informal careers workshop for HCA PhD students on the topic of marketing yourself and PhD to employers effectively. (Published 20 April, 2018)
The historiography on democratic Athens before George Grote
This one-day workshop will be complemented by an exhibit of the key books, from the Italian Renaissance to the nineteenth century, discussed by the contributors. (Published 24 April, 2018)
The missing ring: First urban experience in the wetlands south of the Alps
Dr Lorenzo Zamboni (Pavia) will speak on the 'missing' link of northern Italy in the first millennium BCE. (Published 12 April, 2018)
Cambridge History of Later Latin Literature: Workshop 3 - 27 April 2018
A workshop will be held as part of the Cambridge History of Later Latin Literature project on 27 April. (Published 2 April, 2018)
Online information session - MSc in History
A short presentation introducing the online MSc programme, the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, and the range of support services you can expect as an online student at the University of Edinburgh. The rest of the hour will then be devoted to an open question-and-answer session where we are happy to discuss any questions you have about the programme.
Burn Retreat 2018 (21-22 April)
As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of its postgraduate community, the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is offering all PhD and MScR students the chance to participate in a two-day retreat at the Burn. (Published 15 December)
Leverhulme Trust early career and British Academy postdoctoral fellowship schemes
Nisha Patel from the College Research Office is organising a training event for HCA PhD students on Leverhulme Trust early career and British Academy postdoctoral fellowship scheme.
The combined Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC) and Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) will be hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 April, 2018. (Published 16 November, 2017)
51st Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies
The 51st Spring Symposium - 'The Post-1204 Byzantine World: New Approaches and Novel Directions' - will return to Edinburgh for the third time on 13-15 April, 2018. (Published 23 October, 2017)