School of History, Classics & Archaeology

2020

Events which have passed in 2020.

CFP - Scottish Local Democracy: Historical and Current

The University of Edinburgh Political History Group are organising a multidisciplinary and cross-institutional conference on the historical development, current state and future prospects of local democracy in Scotland.

The Concept of Crisis

The inaugural event for the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Edinburgh's seminar series.

POSTPONED - 11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference, 24th-27th September 2020

We are inviting all those interested in the study of past conflict to join us for the 11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference, which will be hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh in September 2020.

Pirates of the Digital Caribbean

The inaugural talk of the History and Games Lab Seminar.

CANCELLED: 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.

Call for Papers: 'Britain, the League of Nations and the New International Order'

The University of Edinburgh, in association with the National Library of Scotland, will be hosting a free online Conference 20-21 November, 2020. Submissions are invited by 20 August, 2020.

Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society sixth annual conference

The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS)6th annual conference will take place online on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July.

Historians on Dundas and Slavery

Amid calls calls for the removal of Henry Dundas's statue, historians with specialist knowledge of his career come together to discuss and analyse all aspects of his relationship to slavery.

POSTPONED - '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.

CANCELLED - '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.

CANCELLED - Conference: 'The Janus dilemma'

This conference will explore how economic, social, political and cultural crises sparked changes in the temporality between the past and the future.

CANCELLED - Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar

The annual UK Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 20 May 2020.

Online Learning Open Days information session - MSc in Ancient Worlds (Archaeology and Classics)

Join Dr Joanne Rowland (archaeology) and Dr Lucy Grig (Classics) for a live and interactive session on the online MSc in Ancient Worlds (Archaeology and Classics).

Online Learning Open Days information session - MSc History

Join Dr David Kaufman for a live and interactive session on the online MSc in History.

Call for papers: 'The Janus dilemma'

This conference will explore how economic, social, political and cultural crises sparked changes in the temporality between the past and the future.

CANCELLED - 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.

2020 Lecture in the History of Slavery: Professor Ana Lucia Araujo

The 2020 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.

CANCELLED - 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'.

CANCELLED - 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"’.

CANCELLED - Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture: Dr Julian Gallego

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

CANCELLED - 'Athens on stage? Tragedy and politics, theatre and democracy': A workshop with Julian Gallego

In addition to the 2020 Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture, Dr Julian Gallego will deliver a workshop.

CANCELLED - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Postponed - The Fennell Lecture 2020

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

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.

'Dividing the realm in order to govern: The Dili Yan’ge tradition and its uses in Tang and Song China'

A research meeting as part of the Paixue Project will take place on 14 February with Professor Ruth Mostern (University of Pittsburgh).

Call for Papers: '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.

Arbuthnott Lecture 2019-20 - 'The Border: The legacy of a century of Anglo-Irish politics'

The 2019-20 Arbuthnott Lecture will be delivered by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter MRIA (University College Dublin). This event was postponed from 28 November, 2019.

Call for Papers: '1940'. An International Conference on the Second World War

Second World Studies at Edinburgh will be hosting its first international conference in June 2020 to mark the eightieth anniversary of the second year of the conflict. It invites all scholars with an interest in the Second World War to submit an abstract which engages in some way with the events and/or memory of 1940.

Classics Book Sale

Book sale! Stock up now!

Exploring Macedonia - Student fieldtrip event

In August and September of 2019 students explored the multiple pasts of Macedonia on an 11-day fieldtrip through the sites of the historic region. Join them at this free event to find out their conclusions.

Call for Papers: 11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference

Submissions are invited for papers or posters on all aspects of conflict archaeology from all periods for the 11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference to be held in Edinburgh in September 2020.