School of History, Classics & Archaeology

2019

Events from 2019

'Classicising learning, performance, and power: Eurasian perspectives from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period'

The second in a series of three conferences aims to explore how public performances of classicising learning (however defined in each culture) influenced and served imperial or state power in premodern political systems across Eurasia and North Africa.

Conflict Archaeology Research Group Seminar

Conflict Archaeology Seminar
Introducing New Research on the Materialities of Conflict

Professor David Tandy: 'Slavery, honour and ideology in Homer'

Professor David Tandy (Leeds) explores the dynamics of slavery and honour in Homer, and how the realities of production in early Greece interlocked with ideas about honour and social interaction.

Winter Graduations

McEwan Hall graduations interior
The winter graduations will take place on Friday 20 November.

Interpreting Hume through the Pyrrhonian and Academic Sceptical Traditions: A Thanksgiving Reading

Portrait of David Hume, by Allan Ramsay
A Thanksgiving lecture in celebration of Peter Fosl's newly published book with Edinburgh University Press, 'Hume's Scepticism: Pyrrhonian and Academic'.

Professor Simon Heffer: 'Asquith, Lloyd George and the coup of 1916’

Professor Simon Heffer will give a lecture as part of the programme for the Political History Research Group on 'Asquith, Lloyd George and the coup of 1916’.

Previously... Explore the New Town

PhD candidate within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Alastair Learmont, leads a walking tour of the New Town of Edinburgh. Part of Previously - Scotland's History Festival.

Previously... To make and save money: Sugar and slavery in 18th century Jamaica

PhD candidate within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Alastair Learmont, examines the complex motivations of two Scottish slave owners. Part of Previously - Scotland's History Festival.

Previously... The Whiskey Rebellion

Professor Frank Cogliano and Dr David Silkenat discuss the history of US-French relations. Part of Previously - Scotland's History Festival.

3rd Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

The 3rd Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies will take place 22-23 November, 2019.

WriteFest: Getting published

WriteFest Logo
‘Getting Published’ is a WriteFest event for postgraduate students in history, classics, and archaeology-related subjects to help you understand the process of getting your work into print.

A.G. Leventis Conference 2019

The next Leventis Conference - 'Re-reading the Republic' - will take place at the University of Edinburgh, 21-24 November, 2019.

Munro Lecture - Dr Adam Reed: 'Heart and head: An anthropological approach to the dynamism of moral life'

The next Munro Lecture will be delivered by Dr Adam Reed on 21 November, 2019. This event is free and open to all.

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Niels Gaul

'Byzantium and Scotland' - The Inaugural Lecture for the A. G. Leventis Chair in Byzantine Studies will be given by Professor Niels Gaul.

Book Week Scotland - Book Sale

Buy a book, change a life. The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will be hosting a book sale for Book Week Scotland on 20 November.

Online Postgraduate Information Session

Edinburgh - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Join us on 20 November for this live and interactive online session for all prospective postgraduate students interested in joining us in September.

The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

Based on the writings of Alice Thornton and a project by Dr Cordelia Thornton, this one woman show reflects on life in the seventeenth century. Part of the Being Human Festival.

Discoveries and secrets: Egyptian archaeology

Join Dr Joanne Rowland and staff from the National Museum of Scotland as they discuss Scottish contributions to archaeology. Part of Being Human Festival.

Women's History Scotland Conference

The Women's History Scotland Conference takes place on 16 November, 2019.

Professor Eleanor Gordon - Sue Innes Memorial Lecture

The 2019 Sue Innes Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Eleanor Gordon (University of Glasgow) on Friday 15 November.

The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

Based on the writings of Alice Thornton and a project by Dr Cordelia Thornton, this one woman show reflects on life in the seventeenth century. Part of the Being Human Festival.

Death Café

Part of Mental Health & Wellbeing Week.

Postgraduate Open Day

The next postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 13 November, 2019.

Sustainable Self Care

Part of Mental Health & Wellbeing Week.

ArchSoc Fieldwork Fair 2019

The 2019 annual (free) fieldwork fair will take place on Friday 8 November in Teviot Debating Hall.

'Where are you going? Reconsidering migrations in the Metal Ages' - 9-10 November 2019

The 2019 UISPP Metal Ages in Europe Conference will take place 9-10 November, 2019.

Munro Lecture - Professor Christopher Knüsel: 'Violent Injuries and Scapegoats at Neolithic Çatalhöyük'

The next Munro Lecture will be delivered by Professor Christopher Knüsel on 7 November, 2019. This event is free and open to all.

Learning Effectively in Intercultural Classrooms

Dr Ken Fordyce and Dr Samaneh Zandian of Moray House School of Education will be facilitating a workshop for HCA PGT students and academic teaching staff.

Considering a PhD?

If you are an MSc student considering PhD study at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology come along to a briefing session.

Black History Month - Jackie Kay

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to welcome Jackie Kay, Scots Makar, poet and novelist as part of Black History Month.

Dr David Headon - '"So much more than a Prime Minister": Andrew Fisher (1862-1928)'

The remarkable contribution to Australian political life made by Andrew Fisher, Australia’s fifth Prime Minister, has only just begun to receive a measure of the recognition it deserves. Join Dr David Headon to discover more about this extraordinary man.

Dr Tyson Reeder - Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution

Join Dr Tyson Reeder (University of Virginia) as he talks about his new book, 'Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution'.

'A Fair Field and No Favour - The remarkable story of the Edinburgh Seven'

“A Fair Field and No Favour” – the Edinburgh Seven and the campaign to secure women the right to a Medical Degree 1869-73. A talk with Jo Spiller, MSc student at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture - Professor Gianfranco Agosti

The 2019 Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture will be given by Professor Gianfranco Agosti.

A.G. Leventis Inaugural lecture - Professor Mary Margaret McCabe

Professor Mary Margaret McCabe's inaugural lecture is entitled, 'Taking time to talk: Plato's Euthydemus on the metaphysics of conversation'.

Dr Talat Ahmed: 'Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in Civil Disobedience'

Join Dr Talat Ahmed, Lecturer in South Asian History, as she talks about her new book. Part of South Asia Week.

Dr Talat Ahmed: Showcasing South Asia at the Edinburgh Festivals

Dr Talat Ahmed, Lecturer in South Asian History, joins other participants from this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival sharing stories from events which had a South Asia focus. Part of South Asia Week.

Alan Watson Seminar in Legal History: Mathias Schmoeckel

A view of Old College quad
The Centre for Legal History is delighted to host the Alan Watson Seminar in Legal History, which this year will be given by Mathias Schmoeckel, Institute of German and Rhenish Legal History.

History (and the Frontier) as Literature in Eleventh-Century Byzantine Historical Accounts

Research meeting with Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger as part of the 'Classicising Learning in Medieval Imperial Systems: Cross-cultural Approaches to Byzantine Paideia and Tang/Song Xue' project.

Conference: 'Keeping to the Point: Law, Rhetoric and Character in Athenian Forensic Oratory'

This conference will explore the relationship between Law and judicial rhetoric by providing a thorough analysis of several forensic speeches from Classical Athens.

The Wicked Findings of the Witchfinder General

The Wicked Findings of the Witchfinder General: Using linked open data to put accused witches on the map.

Dr Talat Ahmed - India After the Elections

Join Dr Talat Ahmed with Meena Kandasamy and Nitasha Kaul as they discuss recent political developments in South Asia at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Dr Talat Ahmed - Lessons from a Great Soul

Join Dr Talat Ahmed, Lecturer in South Asian History, as she discusses Ghandi's non-violent approach to civil disobedience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Charles Mackie - Father of History at University of Edinburgh

stone balustrade in Old College Quadrangle
Enjoy a panel discussion on the work of Charles Mackie, Chair of Universal History and Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Edinburgh from 1719, with current lecturers from the University.

Dr Christopher Harding - Rebellion in the East

Dr Christopher Harding, Senior Lecturer in Asian History, explores the unexpectedly rebellious side of Japan at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Dr Miranda Anderson - Where is your mind?

Dr Miranda Anderson, Honourary Fellow, asks a very important question - 'Where is your mind?'

Dr Miranda Anderson - Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Dr Miranda Anderson, Honourary Fellow, thinks we're all out of our heads. Find out why at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

CFP Women's History Scotland Conference

Proposals for papers are sought for the Women's History Scotland Conference to be held in November, 2019.

Online Postgraduate Information Session

Edinburgh - School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Join us on 3 July for this live and interactive online session for all prospective postgraduate students interested in joining us in September, whether you are yet to apply, have made an application or hold an offer.

'Another World? East Africa and the Global 1960s' – CFA Workshop in Nairobi

Applications are sought from current postgraduate students (MA or PhD) studying in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to participate in a week-long collaborative archives workshop in Nairobi in October 2019. 

Denys Hay Lecture 2019 - John F. Haldon

The 2019 Denys Hay Lecture will be delivered by Professor John Haldon (Princeton) on 19 June, 2019.

LAMPS 5th Annual Conference: 'Family Matters'

The Fifth Annual Conference of the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society at the University of Edinburgh takes place on 15 June, 2019.

Before Windrush: Mapping Migrants in an Age of Controversies

Join Marc Di Tommasi for a discussion on the role played by socio-economic conditions behind migrant housing practices.

Undergraduate Open Day

Edinburgh University student ambassador at university open day
If you're considering undergraduate study with us our Undergraduate Open Day and events within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology are a great way of finding out more. The next Undergraduate Open Day is 10 June, 2019.

CFP - 3rd Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

Contributions are sought by 3 June for the 3rd Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies which will take place 22-23 November, 2019.

CeSeR Annual Conference 2019: 'Peace among the Ruins'

2019 marks the hundredth anniversary of the death of Andrew Carnegie and of several epochal events in the history of internationalism. The University of Edinburgh is hosting a conference focusing on some of the themes of Carnegie’s life and the year 1919.

Classics Teachers Event

An excellent opportunity for future Classics teachers to meet those already in the job. Whether you are sure you want to teach or just think it's a possibility in the future, this meeting will allow you to learn more about a potential career as a teacher!

POSTPONED - Denys Hay Lecture 2019 - John F. Haldon

Please note that this event has been postponed. The 2019 Denys Hay Lecture will be delivered by Professor John Haldon (Princeton) on 28 May, 2019.

Screening of 'Nae Pasaran!'

Join us for an exclusive screening of this hit documentary about a remarkable act of solidarity.

First International Conference - Comparative Approaches to the Chinese and Byzantine Imperial Systems

The first in a series of three conferences, this conference brings together Sinologists and Byzantinists with an interest in, and willingness to engage in, cross-cultural work.

'History Ireland' ‘Hedge School’ - 'Scotland and the global Irish Revolution'

A 'History Ireland' ‘Hedge School’, designed to offer the general public access to the latest research findings from leading scholars, will take place on 15 May, 2019..

'"The best man whipped and the other one took it”: Violence, honour, and solidarity in US slave communities' - Dr David Doddington

A public lecture by Dr David Doddington, as part of the project 'Slavery and Honour in Ancient Greece'.

Conectando: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War - Dr Fraser Raeburn

Part of the 'Conectando: Scottish Encounters with Spanish and Portuguese' exhibition at the Main Library Exhibition Gallery.

'Material technologies of empire: tobacco, textiles and race in everyday Scottish life': Professor Beverly Lemire

As part of the research project The Matter of Slavery in Scotland, Professor Beverly Lemire will present the lecture 'Material technologies of empire: tobacco, textiles and race in everyday Scottish life' on 26 April, 2019.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights: A one-day training event for postgraduates of Ancient History enrolled in HEI’s in Scotland and Northern England.

'Reckoning with slavery: kinship and capitalism in the early Black Atlantic': A public lecture by Professor Jennifer Morgan

Professor Jennifer Morgan will deliver the 2019 Slavery Lecture for the Edinburgh Centre for Global History, 'Reckoning with slavery: kinship and capitalism in the early Black Atlantic' on 25 April, 2019.

Slavery, gender, capitalism in the early modern world: A workshop with Jennifer Morgan

A workshop with Professor Jennifer Morgan on the intertwined themes of slavery, gender and capitalism in the early modern world, will take place on 25 April, 2019.

Postgraduate Online Learning Open Day - History

A laptop in front of an Edinburgh skyline
Our live and interactive online session will enable you to hear from and talk to our programme staff.

First Year PhD in History Conference 2019

Old Medical School
The First Year PhD in History Conference will take place in Edinburgh in April, 2019.

CFP Fifth Annual Conference of the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society at the University of Edinburgh

Submissions are sought for the 5th Annual Conference of the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society at the University of Edinburgh by 5 April, 2019.

Munro Lecture - Professor Michael Dietler: 'Flows, boundaries, and entanglements'

The Munro Lecture 'Flows, boundaries, and entanglements: Unraveling colonial encounters in Ancient Mediterranean France' by Professor Michael Dietler on 4 April, 2019.

Munro Lecture - Professor Marisol de la Cadena: 'Nature but not only. Stories from the anthropo-not-seen'

The Munro Lecture 'Nature but not only. Stories from the anthropo-not-seen' given by Professor Marisol de la Cadena:on Thursday 4 April, 2019.

'The spectre that came alive: Reactions to the Bolshevik revolution'

Anna Lively, PhD candidate at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology joins David White and Ian Wood to discuss, 'The Spectre That Came Alive: Reactions to the Bolshevik Revolution' at the Open History Society.

History, Medievalism and the Games Industry

This public workshop will explore the role that history and historians can play in the design of games.

Film Screening and Discussion Group: 'Mad to be Normal'

The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History is delighted to be hosting two film screenings on the theme of 'Culture, Class and Mental Health in Postwar Britain'.

Guy Ortolano - 'Thatcher's Progress: From Social Democracy to Market Liberalism through an English New Town'

The Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities
Professor Guy Ortolano follows the then Prime Minister’s progress on a tour through Milton Keynes on 25 September 1979, alighting at successive stops to examine the broader histories of urban planning, modernist architecture, and international consulting.

Fennell Lecture 2019 - Professor Joanne Freeman

The 2019 Fennell Lecture will be given by Professor Joanne Freeman entitled, 'The field of blood: Violence in the US Congress and the road to Civil War' on 21 March, 2019.

Sir Tom Devine – Aye Write!

Professor Sir Tom Devine, Professor Emeritus of History, will give this year's Tannahill Lecture at Aye Write! on 16th March.

Dr Anna Groundwater - 'Scotland Connected' at Aye Write!

Dr Anna Groundwater, Teaching Fellow in Historical Skills and Methods, talks about her book 'Scotland Connected' at Glasgow's literary festival Aye Write!

Dr Aaron Allen - 'Women, marriage and work in 17th century Edinburgh'

Dr Aaron Allen will be speaking at the Old Edinburgh Club on 13 March, 2019.

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 here in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

The Holocaust: A Survivor's Testimony with Tomi Komoly

The Edinburgh University History Society and Edinburgh University Jewish Society invite you to hear the individual and striking testimony of Tomi Komoly born in Budapest, Hungary 1936.

Honour in Classical Greece ERC project Workshop

The Honour in Classical Greece ERC project announces a workshop featuring Dr William Mack and Dr Rodrigo Illarraga on 12 March, 2019.

Workshop with Dr Matthew Simonton

National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill
Dr Matthew Simonton will take part in a workshop on 7 March, 2019.

‘The best a man can be’? Understanding the toxic masculinity debate'

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology presents an International Women’s Day event led by Dr Nicola Bishop, Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Northern Scholars Lectures: Andrew Newby

'Remembering the Great Finnish Famine of the 1860s: Comparative reflections from Ireland and the Scottish Highlands'. A free public lecture by visiting Northern Scholar Dr Andrew Newby (Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research, Finland).

Scottish Hellenic Society Lecture - Dr Matthew Simonton

National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill
Dr Matthew Simonton will deliver the lecture ‘The Demagogues of Ancient Greece: Populism and Popular Culture in Antiquity’ as part of the Scottish Hellenic Society series on 5 March, 2019.

Emotionally demanding histories group - Steering group meeting

The initial meeting of this new group will take place on 28 February, 2019.

Film Screening and Discussion Group: 'If...'

The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History is delighted to be hosting two film screenings on the theme of 'Culture, Class and Mental Health in Postwar Britain'.

ERC Honour in Classical Greece Project workshop with Professor Stephen Lambert

Professor Stephen Lambert will take part in a workshop within the context of the ERC Honour in Classical Greece Project on 26 February, 2019.

Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture - Professor Stephen Lambert

This particular lecture will be given by Professor Stephen Lambert on 25 February, 2019.

Gaming Classics: Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Festival of Creative Learning 2019, 18-22 Feb, #FCL19
Think 'Assassin's Creed' is just a video game? Find out how accurate it is, and perhaps learn a little something at this Festival of Creative Learning event.

'Scotland and Catalonia. Nations without States'

Professor J. H. Elliott, Regius Professor Emeritus will discuss 'Scotland and Catalonia. Nations without States'

‘Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in civil disobedience’

We are delighted to announce a launch event for Dr Talat Ahmed’s new book, ‘Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in Civil Disobedience’ on Thursday 7 February.

CFP - 15th International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Congress on 'The Enlightenment'

Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay
The deadline for submissions to the the 15th International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Congress at the University of Edinburgh in July 2019 is 1 February 2019.

CFP - Metal Ages in Europe Scientific Commission Conference

Proposals for either a paper or poster for the 2019 UISPP Metal Ages in Europe Conference "Where are you going: Reconsidering migrations in the Metal Ages" are invited. Deadline 31 January, 2019.

'The tiger in the grass: The merits of applied history'

A Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce Society event featuring Dr Robert Crowcroft, Dr Tereza Valny and Dr David Kaufman, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, on 31 January, 2019.

Scottish Student Archaeology Society Conference: Scotland's Diverse Past

The second annual Scottish Student Archaeology Society Conference will take in Edinburgh 26 and 27 January, 2019.

CFP - Northern Lights workshop

This is the first Call for Papers for the inaugural meeting of Northern Lights, a one-day workshop for postgraduate research students in Ancient History in the north of the UK. The deadline is 21 January, 2019.