School of History, Classics & Archaeology


Events from 2012.

Hattusha. The Late Bronze Age Capital City of the Hittites

We are pleased to host Dr Andreas Schachner of the German Archaeological Institute , Istanbul.

An afternoon with Lodge, Calder and Childe

27 April 2012; Meadows Lecture Theatre (William Robertson Wing, The Old Medical School).

Conference - Tribute to the Work of Jenny Wormald

Join friends and fellow scholars in this celebration of the work of Jenny Wormald.

Conference: Locating Popular Culture in the Ancient World

The School is host to an international conference, 'Locating Popular Culture in the Ancient World' in July (4-6th) 2012.

Festival highlights

Once again, the School is at the heart of the world-famous Edinburgh Festivals.

Conference: Fighting for Britain

The Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars is hosting a conference 'Fighting for Britain? Negotiating identities in Britain during the Second World War' on the 28th & 29th of June 2012.

Beyond Vagnari: International colloquium

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is pleased to host an international colloquium on the study of south Italy in the Roman period.

Innovative Learning Week

Innovative Learning Week will take place in the second semester from the 18th to 22nd February 2013.

Why Was the British Slave Trade so Big?

This event is the first in a new public lecture series, 'World Slavery from Antiquity' held in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Professor Devine to be on BBC Radio 4 programme

Professor Tom Devine has been invited to take part in BBC Radio Four's prestigious discussion programme 'Start the Week' hosted by Andrew Marr on Monday 10th of December, 2012, at 9.00am (repeat at 9.30pm). The focus will be on Scotland and the other guests are the writers Alasdair Gray and Ian Rankin and the journalist Joyce McMillan.

Villains, victims and forensic evidence....

Professor Robert Paine, 'Death in west Texas: Forensic Anthropology Casework' and Dr Elena Kranioti, 'Presenting the Edinburgh Unit for Forensic Anthropology'

Homelands: War, Identities and Scotland's Diaspora

Museum curators and leading historians, including Professor Tom Devine, examine the experiences of the Scottish Diaspora during a momentous era in Scotland's history, from 1880 to the present day, focusing particularly on the relationship between war, identities and homeland.

Britain and the World Conference

Historians from across the globe will meet in Edinburgh in late June to debate Britain's role in world development since the seventeenth century.

Was the Holocaust a ‘Colonial Crime’?

Was the Holocaust a 'Colonial Crime'? Legacies of Colonial Violence and the German War of Annihilation 1941-1945

The Scotland Trilogy book launch

Join us for the launch of TM Devine's Scotland Trilogy.

The 2012 Crawford Lecture

We are delighted to announce that the 2012 Crawford Lecture in the History of Astronomy will be delivered by Dr Stephen Pumfrey (Lancaster University).

Women and Wellbeing conference

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is hosting the annual conference of Women's History Scotland on 13 October 2012 on the topic of 'Women and Wellbeing'.

Return of the Soldier: The Scots in America during World War I

These public lectures, taking place in New York, will examine the Scottish soldiers returning from the USA to fight for their country in the First World War.

Pots, Pithoi and Silos: Integrating Ceramic Characterization at Late Bronze and Iron Age Troy

This event will take place on Thursday 6 December at 6.30pm in the Teviot Lecture Theatre (Doorway 5) Old Medical School, Teviot Place. Drs P Grave and L Kealhofer will be speaking.

War and the Caribbean Conference - 20th April 2012

Join us for this one-day conference examining the impact of European settlement and war on the Carribean.

The History Debates

Forget X-Factor. These are tough times for higher education, and historians find themselves having to work harder than ever to justify the costs of what they do. In this gloves-off debate, students from two History courses will defend their chosen area of study, arguing the case for the hard-pressed taxpayer to fund research into it. On one side: the history of ideas. On the other side: the history of animals. Let battle commence! (No animals will be harmed…)

Capoeira - An Afro-Brazilian Martial Art: History, Culture and Practice

On Saturday 20 October, the School of History, Classics & Archaeology and Mão no Chão Capoeira Angola Scotland will be pleased to present an afternoon of talks, discussion, movement and music to mark Black History Month 2012.