School of History, Classics & Archaeology

2021

Events passed from the 2021-22 academic year.

Cfp: Theoretical Archaeology Group conference

The Theoretical Archaeology Group conference TAG 43- 'Revolutions', will take place - for the first time - at the University of Edinburgh 15-17 December, 2022. The call for papers is open until the 31 July 2022.

Cfp - Spanish History Conference: Identity, State and Society in Modern Spain

Following two years of successful online talks the organisers of the Modern Spanish History Doctoral Seminars propose a conference to take place in Canterbury, 10-11 September 2022.

Eighth Annual Conference of the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society

The theme of this conference is 'Working from Home: Labour and worship in the domestic sphere'.

Second World War Network (Scotland) Virtual Coffee Morning

King's College London students evacuated to Bristol in 1940 enjoy a a cup of tea or coffee in a cafe.
The Second World War Network (Scotland) invites postgraduate researchers in the field of Second World War studies to join them for an informal hour of conversation and connection.

Arbuthnott Lecture 2022 - Dr Niamh Gallagher

Dr Niamh Gallagher, University Associate Professor in Modern British and Irish History at St Catherine's College, Cambridge, will deliver the 2022 Arbuthnott Lecture on Tuesday 14 June.

Book launch: 'Heritage and nationalism: Understanding populism through big data' by Dr Chiara Bonacchi

Join Dr Bonacchi, Chancellor's Fellow in Heritage, Text and Data Mining and Senior Lecturer in Heritage, for this online launch, panel event and Q&A.

Honour in Classical Greece

An international conference as part of the Edinburgh ERC project on ancient Greek honour, led by Douglas Cairns and Mirko Canevaro. An international cast of experts will examine concepts, applications, and contestations of honour in classical Greek language, literature, history, and philosophy.

Cfp - 'Working from Home: Labour and worship in the domestic sphere' (deadline extended)

The Eighth Annual Conference of the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society at the University of Edinburgh. Deadline 23 May, 2022.

History PhD Conference 2022

A wide ranging and fascinating series of topics, historical issues and presentations from first year History PhD students within the School. All are welcome to attend in person or online.

Fennell Lecture 2022 - Professor Marlene Daut

The 2022 Fennell Lecture will be delivered by Professor Marlene Daut on ‘The Kingdom of Haiti and the Age of Revolutions'.

PAIXUE workshop

The PAIXUE workshop 'Classical antiquity in Byzantium and Middle Period China: Revivals and reinventions in visual and intellectual culture' will take place 9-11 May, 2022.

11th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference

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 May 2022.

Global Histories of Slavery - A Workshop with Indrani Chatterjee

Picture of brahmin on a horse
Edinburgh Centre for Global History invite proposals for a workshop with Professor Indrani Chatterjee on global histories of slavery

Entangled Hierarchies: Of Varna-Jati, Casta and Slaves in historic South Asia - 2022 Lecture in the History of Slavery

Picture of a man and a brahmin
The 2022 Lecture in the History of Slavery will be delivered by Professor Indrani Chatterjee (University of Texas) on 'Entangled Hierarchies: Of Varna-Jati, Casta and Slaves in historic South Asia'

Launch event: Centre for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

The new cross-College Centre for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (CLAIBS) promotes the University of Edinburgh’s expertise in and synergies across the three constituent disciplines

Round Table: The British Empire and the Second World War

The Second World War through the lens of the British Empire.

Dr Sarah Goldsmith: Re-Embodying the Absent Historical Body: Henry Poole & Co’s Measuring Books, c.1840-1950

Join Dr Sarah Goldsmith, Chancellor’s Fellow - The history of masculinity, gender and the body, for this seminar with Food Researchers in Edinburgh.

Into the Empire: New Approaches to the Late Iron Age to Early Roman Transition

An online workshop organised by Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz.

Dr Donncha O'Rourke: W.B. Stanford Memorial Lecture series

Dr Donncha O'Rourke, Senior Lecturer in Classics, will deliver the 2022 W.B. Stanford Memorial Lecture series at Trinity College Dublin.

Buy Black: A Conversation on Black Feminism and Popular Culture

Dr Rochelle Rowe (Lecturer in Black British History) will be taking part in this webinar on 6 April, 2022.

Leverhulme Trust lecture, 'An Age of Civil Wars: Europe, 1912-49'

Men with guns behind blockade
The 2022 Leverhulme Trust lecture was delivered by Professor Robert Gerwarth (UCD) on 'An Age of Civil Wars: Europe, 1912-49'.

PAIXUE - Dr Mara Nicosia

Join Dr Mara Nicosia (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ghent University) for this online event, 'The Hellenistic Enkyklios Paideia (‘Circular Education’) in the Syriac World: The Role of Rhetoric in Shaping the ‘Classic’'.

PAIXUE - Professor Derek Krueger

Join Professor Derek Krueger (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) for this online event, 'Symeon the New Theologian’s ecstatic experience and the monastic culture of reference in Byzantium'.

HCA Staff and Student Pub Quiz

H C A staff student social event
Join us for a student staff social event where we'll pit subject area against subject area.

International Women’s Day 2022 - 'Dying to Divorce'

To mark International Women's Day 2022 the School of History, Classics and Archaeology will host a screening of 'Dying to Divorce'.

A Sculptor and the Iconoclasts - A lecture by Professor Alexander Stoddart

Andrew Stoddart
Join us at the University of Edinburgh on Thursday 3rd March to hear from Professor Alexander Stoddart.

Russia-Ukraine panel

man holding a gun in front of Ukrainian flag
Please join us for a panel discussion on the present crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

LGBT History Month: 'From the 1969 Stonewall Riots to Lesbian & Gays Support the Miners Group'

To mark LGBT History Month the School will host speakers Professor Marc Stein and Nicola Field on 'From the 1969 Stonewall Riots to Lesbian & Gays Support the Miners Group: A history of revolt, defiance and solidarity'.

Call for Papers: HOTCUS 2022 Annual Conference

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) is delighted to invite paper and panel proposals for its 2022 annual conference to be held at the University of Edinburgh. Deadline midnight, UK time, on February 5, 2022.

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

This exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution and explores its Scottish connections. It runs until 29 January 2022.

POSTPONED - The McFarlane Global Scotland Conference: 'Scottish Historians and Transatlantic Slavery'

Please note that this event has been postponed. All ticket holders have been emailed.

Sharing views about the past during the pandemic: From archaeoprimatology to conflict archaeology

Part of the Global Young Academy Young Scientist Ambassador Programme (GYA YSAP) Virtual Mission 2021.

Network for Working-Class Classicists: Launch

The Network for Working-Class Classicists supports people who identify as working class and who are studying, working or interested in Classics broadly conceived.

Visions of Hellas: Greece in the Mind’s Eye, c.1700–c.1850

Part of the programme of events that complement the University of Edinburgh's exhibition 'Edina/Athena: The Greek Revolution and the Athens of the North, 1821–2021'.

Second World War Conversations - The Global Serviceman

This discussion on the experiences of servicemen from Canada, Italy and the UK will feature papers from Professor Geoff Hayes, Dr Alex Henry and Dr Joel Morley, and will be facilitated by Dr Wendy Ugolini.

Concert - 'Scots folk meet Greek folk': Music for Greece’s bicentenary

Instruments at St Cecilia's Hall
A concert of traditional and classical Scottish and Greek music with poetry readings.

Second World War Conversations - The Italian factor: The Mediterranean turning point

This discussion on the Italian government and Italian Armed Forces will feature papers from Dr Karine Varley, Dr Richard Hammond and Dr Marco Aterrano, and will be facilitated by Professor Tobias Kelly.

5th Annual Edinburgh Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies Graduate Conference 2021

The 5th Annual Edinburgh Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies Graduate Conference will take place 4-6 November, 2021.

The Fennell Forum: History and the Climate Crisis

The second event in the Fennell Forum series took place during COP26 and explored the relationship between the study of history and climate change.

Film Screening: Athens from East to West, 1821–1896

As part of the programme of supporting events for the exhibition 'Edina/Athena: The Greek Revolution and the Athens of the North, 1821–2021', we are delighted to welcome director Maria Iliou to host a screening of her film Athens from East to West, 1821–1896.

Black History Month - Stella Dadzie

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will host Stella Dadzie speaking on ‘A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery & Resistance' as part of Black History Month.

Narratives of Roman Scotland in the digital age - Workshops 3 and 4

Royal Society of Edinburgh
Join Drs Manuel Fernández-Götz, Chiara Bonacchi and Rebecca Jones for the next workshops in the project 'Narratives of Roman Scotland in the Digital Age' funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Narratives of Roman Scotland in the digital age

Royal Society of Edinburgh
Join Drs Manuel Fernández-Götz, Chiara Bonacchi and Rebecca Jones for these workshops as part of the project 'Narratives of Roman Scotland in the Digital Age' funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

History, Storytelling and the 1916 Rising – In Conversation with Cilian Fennell

A Global Irish Network webinar, hosted by the Irish History Research Group at the University of Edinburgh.

A.G. Leventis - Inaugural lecture

The inaugural lecture of Professor Roderick Beaton as Leventis Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Expert Round Table on Second World War Britain: New Texts/New Themes

The Second World War Studies Network (Scotland) hosts this session, discussing the original themes emerging from recent key texts in the field of Second World War British History.

Call for papers: 'Medieval Mind and Body'

The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) invites postgraduate students to present their research at our weekly Monday seminars beginning in the autumn.

Call for papers - 'Ecologies of Healing in the Premodern World (600-1350 CE)'

Submissions are invited for this Wellcome Trust funded conference to be held in September 2022, organised by Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos and Dr Zubin Mistry.

'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.