School of History, Classics & Archaeology

2023

Events which have already taken place in the 2023-24 academic year.

LGBTQ+ History Month - Film screening: 'Framing Agnes'

This award-winning documentary brings to life a series of discussions between trans clients and Dr Harold Garfinkel at UCLA in the 1950s and 1960s.

Book launch - 'States of Ignorance: Governing Irregular Migrants in Western Europe'

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'States of Ignorance' explores an aspect of contemporary society that most states choose to keep obscure: the presence and governance of irregular migrants. Join us for the launch of this brand new book

Workshop: The afterlife of the Greco-Persian wars: From antiquity to modern times

Statue 'The Warriors of Salamis" by Achilles Vassiliou. Image: Kyohei Sakeshima
This hybrid workshop will focus on the variety of narratives and representations of the Greco-Persian Wars and interrogate their social significance from the ancient world to the present day.

Workshop - Unofficial Diplomats: East Mediterranean Archaeologists and Britain’s Imperial Project

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This workshop will explore the role archaeologists came to embrace as unofficial diplomats in the Near East, exploring the relationship between archaeologists and British colonialism between c. 1800 and 1947. Hybrid.

PROSOPON Workshop - ‘Entangled Prosopographies’

Edinburgh’s Centre for Late Antique, Islamic & Byzantine Studies, with generous funding support from the British Academy project ‘Prosopography of the Later Roman and Byzantine Worlds (PLRBW)’, is delighted to host the first PROSOPON workshop on 8 and 9 December, 2023.

Fennell Forum: 'Energy and history'

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The Fennell Forum will discuss the history of energy transitions across economies, society, and culture and how we might read these histories in our own era of a changing climate. This event will be hybrid.

Screening of “The Trojan Women” by the Trojan Women Project

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A screening of the theatrical interpretation of Euripides’ 'Trojan Women' by the Trojan Women Project. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with participants.

MSc in Ancient Worlds (online learning) information session

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Join us for an information session introducing our MSc in Ancient Worlds (online learning).

Inaugural Lecturer: Professor Gayle Davis

The Inaugural Lecturer by Professor Gayle Davis will be on 'Science and subordination: Women’s reproductive health as a "biological straitjacket" in post-1880 Britain'.

MSc in History (online learning) information session

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Join us for an information session introducing our MSc in History (online learning)

2023 Leventis Conference - 'The fabric of Hellenism'

This year’s A. G. Leventis Conference, held under the auspices of the A. G. Leventis Visiting Professorship in Greek, and forming part of Edinburgh’s biennial series of international conferences on Hellenic studies, will take place 16-19 November, 2023.

Dr Jacob Bloomfield: 'Drag: A British history'

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Join us at the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Edinburgh for a special book launch and roundtable event to mark the publication of Drag: A British History by Dr Jacob Bloomfield (Konstanz University).

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Manuel Fernández-Götz

Professor Manuel Fernández-Götz
Please join us for the inaugural lecture of Professor Manuel Fernández-Götz, Abercromby Professor of Archaeology.

Inaugural Jenny Wormald Lecture

The inaugural Scottish Historical Review Trust Jenny Wormald Lecture will be given by Professor Jane Dawson on 27 October, 2023. Hybrid.

MSc History (Online) 10th Anniversary Lecture - 'Mobile media, public history, and the Spanish Civil War’

To mark the 10th anniversary of the MSc in History (Online), Drs David Rosenthal (University of Exeter) and Julius Ruiz (University of Edinburgh) will discuss presenting history through apps.

2023/2024 Lecture in the History of Slavery - Professor Daniel Smail

The 2024 Annual Lecture in the History of Slavery will be delivered by Professor Daniel Smail on 11 October.

Roundtable: Writing the history of slavery from the Medieval Mediterranean to the Atlantic World

To coincide with the 2023/2024 Lecture in the History of Slavery by Professor Daniel Smail, there will be a roundtable.

Professor Cordelia Beattie: 'Alice Thornton (1626-1707) and her rediscovered manuscripts'

As part of Alice Thornton Week at Durham Cathedral, Professor Cordelia Beattie will give a public lecture on 18 October.

Dr Eleanor Thom: Connective Tissue at the Portobello Book Festival

Join Dr Eleanor Thom, Engagement and Impact Officer, as part of a panel event at the Portobello Book Festival.

Black History Month: Researching Black History: Archives, Collections, Places

The School's Black History Month event takes place on Wednesday 4th October, 2023.

Professor Alvin Jackson - 'United Kingdoms: Multinational Union States in Europe and Beyond, 1800-1925'

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Join Professor Alvin Jackson as he speaks about his new book, 'United Kingdoms: Multinational Union States in Europe and Beyond, 1800-1925' in Topping's in St Andrews.

Professor Alvin Jackson - 'United Kingdoms: Multinational Union States in Europe and Beyond, 1800-1925'

Cover of United Kingdoms
Join Professor Alvin Jackson as he speaks about his new book, 'United Kingdoms: Multinational Union States in Europe and Beyond, 1800-1925'.

Witches of Scotland

Join our very own Dr Julian Goodare, and a panel of experts, as they explore the stories of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland.