School of History, Classics & Archaeology

2020

Events which have passed in 2020.

POSTPONED - Inaugural Lecture - Professor Julian Goodare

Professor Julian Goodare's Inaugural Lecture will be given on 11 November, 2020.

Postgraduate Taught Degrees Info Session

A live and interactive info session for anyone planning or considering postgraduate taught degrees with the School this September.

Postgraduate Research Degrees Info Session

A live and interactive info session for anyone planning or considering postgraduate research with the School this September.

LAMPS 7th Annual Conference - 'Liminality: Crossing borders, crossing boundaries'

The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society's 7th annual conference will take place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June.

Second World War Network Conversations: Visuals, News & Propaganda in Britain

This discussion is moderated by Wendy Ugolini. Jonathan Black will be speaking on wartime artist Eric Kennington, Grace Stephenson on British cinema newsreels, and Marc Wiggam on the British national press.

Working-class Classics Workshop 2: "If class were a protected characteristic…"

Three men standing in a row in decreasing height to represent the class system
What if class were a protected characteristic? This is just one of the questions under examination in this second workshop about working-class Classics.

Second World War Network Conversations: East Asia

This discussion on East Asia is moderated by Dr Felix Boecking, and features papers from Dr Andrew Levidis, Ms. Odila Schroeder, and Dr Jeremy Yellen.

Munro Lecture - Professor Eduardo G. Neve: 'How old is the Anthropocene in Amazonia?'

This Munro Lecture was delivered by Professor Eduardo G. Neves from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar 2021

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to host the annual UK Central Mediterranean Prehistory Seminar.

Fennell Lecture 2021 - Professor Annette Gordon-Reed

The 2021 Fennell Lecture was delivered by Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, entitled 'On Juneteenth: “This, Then, is Texas”'.

'Working-class Classics: A conversation'

Three men standing in a row in decreasing height to represent the class system
This workshop is a first step towards setting up a network of solidarity and support for working-class Classicists. It is open to anyone interested in this unprotected characteristic.

Scotland and Independence referendums: Short- and long-term reflections

Professor Ciaran Martin in conversation with Professor Sir Tom Devine and Professor Ngaire Woods.

Call for papers - 'Liminality: Crossing borders, crossing boundaries'

Submissions are invited for the 7th Annual Conference of the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society.

Munro Lecture - Professor Robin D G Kelly: 'Genealogies of American Fascism'

The next Munro Lecture will be given by Professor Robin D G Kelly, Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA.

Munro Lecture - Professor Anna Tsing: 'What scale is the Anthropocene?'

Professor Professor Anna Tsing will deliver the Munro Lecture, 'What scale is the Anthropocene?'.

PAIXUE - Professor Dimitris Krallis

The next research meeting as part of the PAIXUE project will be on 'The impersonal logic of governance: Friendship, cultural affinity, and public service in Byzantium'.

International Women's Day - 'Stories of protest against the Miss World contest'

Mark International Women's Day with activists Sally Alexander, Sue Finch, Jenny Fortune, Jane Grant, Jo Robinson and Sarah Wilson.

MSc in History (online) - Online information session

Two antique globes in front of an old map.
Join staff from the MSc History (online) course and the Graduate Office on Wednesday 24th February 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm GMT.

MSc in Ancient Worlds (online) - Online information session

Temple of Apollo in Delphi
Join staff from the MSc Ancient Worlds (online) course and the Graduate Office on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm GMT.

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.

1st Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival

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

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

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

Online teaching and learning: Questions and reflections

Image of a book inside a laptop
As we begin semester 2, this is an opportunity to discuss experiences and to look forward.

Virtual Workshop: ‘Rethinking the Politics and Practices of Print in Comparative Colonial Perspective’

A virtual workshop at the Edinburgh Centre for Global History, University of Edinburgh.

Call for submissions: 1st Online Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival

The first Edinburgh Byzantine Book Festival will take place 5-7 February 2020.

Conference - 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.

Conference Programme: '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.

Catastrophes and Memory (500-1500 CE): 4th Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Byzantine Conference

The conference focuses on disasters (natural, manmade or “supernatural”) that shape historical memory and our understanding of the past, concentrating on the problematic relations between catastrophes and memory in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine societies.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day - Ancient Worlds(Online)

If you are considering postgraduate study in Archaeology and Classics online, join our live and interactive online session for more information.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day - Introduction to PhD and MScR programmes

If you are considering research postgraduate study in History, Classics or Archaeology join our live and interactive online session for more information.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day - History (Taught)

If you are considering postgraduate study in History, join our live and interactive online session for more information.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day - Classics (Taught)

If you are considering postgraduate study in Classics, join our live and interactive online session for more information.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day - History (Online)

If you are considering postgraduate study in History online, join our live and interactive online session for more information.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day - Archaeology (Taught)

If you are considering postgraduate study in Archaeology, join our live and interactive online session for more information.

Black History Month - John Siblon

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will host John Siblon speaking on ‘"Disposable lives; ungrievable deaths": The commemoration of African colonial troops after the First World War' as part of Black History Month.

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.

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.

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'.

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

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

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.