School of History, Classics & Archaeology


Events from 2014.

Screening Irish History

Want to know more about Ireland’s fascinating history? The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has joined forces with the Filmhouse Cinema to launch a new series that explores the Irish past through a series of award winning feature films.

Sidonius, his words, and his world: an international conference

The School of History, Classics, and Archaeology will host an international conference on Sidonius Apollinaris in November.

Edinburgh Chinese History Seminar

The Chinese History seminar series runs throughout the academic year in collaboration with the School of Literatures, Languages and Culture, all are welcome to attend.

Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture

Join Professor David Konstan for this year's Charles Gordon Mackay Lectures.

Commemorating 1200th Anniversary of Death of Emperor Charlemagne

The School is proud to commemorate the 1200th Anniversary of the death of the emperor Charlemagne on Tuesday 28th January 2014 with two special events sponsored by the European Commission in Scotland.

Building ancient lives colloquium

The Building Ancient Lives colloquium will bring together archaeologists, architects and engineers to investigate sustainable building in local communities by studying this past.

Crawford Lecture 2014

Professor Jim Bennet explores astronomy craft practice in the sixteenth century.

Professor Sir Tom Devine farewell lecture

Join the School in a final farewell to Professor Sir Tom Devine.

Identity, independence and interdependence

Join the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for this one-day workshop taking place on Monday 26 May 2014 exploring ‘Identity, Independence and Interdependence’.

Human and animal classifications workshop

A workshop will be held 10am-12.30pm, Friday 19 April, to look at texts, objects and images relating to animal and human anatomy found in different University of Edinburgh collections, and to set this evidence in a European and North American context.

Farewell lecture for Dr Alison More

Join the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies for this evening seminar as we bid farewell to Dr Alison More as she leaves the University at the end of this academic year.

Mapping Edinburgh's Social History launch event

Join us for the launch of the Mapping Edinburgh's Social History project on Thursday 4 December.

The Hemingses of Monticello - Slavery lecture series

Annette Gordon Reed discusses the Hemingses of Monticello.

Rethinking the past: Festival lecture series

Join scholars from across the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, who in a new series of public lectures will challenge popular beliefs and reassess intriguing events from history.

Scottish History opening seminar

‘What next for Scotland’: the Scottish History 2014-15 opening seminar and panel discussion will take place on Thursday 25 September.

Historical perspectives on loss, grief and pain

Join the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for this one-day workshop taking place on 23 May 2014 exploring perspectives on emotions; loss, grief and pain.

British Group of Early American Historians Conference 2014

The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies is hosting this annual conference in September 2014.

Alumni Careers Event

Join the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for our Alumni Careers evening as part of the week-long Creative Cultural Careers Festival.

The Celtic Conference in Classics 2014

The Celtic Conference in Classics will take place in Edinburgh, at the John Macintyre Conference Centre, from 25 to 28 June 2014.

Global Migrations of the Scottish People

This conference on the global migrations of the Scottish people is the most ambitious ever organised on the subject and is certain to be an outstanding feature of the 2014 Homecoming celebrations.

Global migrations of Scots since 1600

Former Prime Minister and History alumnus The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP will speak at our public conference, exploring the influence of Scottish people across the world, in Edinburgh, July 2014.

A discussion of Scotland past and present

Professor Tom Devine and Dr Gordon Brown MP discuss Scotland’s past and Scotland’s present in a celebratory event marking the retirement of Professor Devine.

Iron Age Research Student Symposium 2014

The 17th Iron Age Research Student Symposium is being hosted jointly by the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre and will be held at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology from the 29th May to 1st June 2014.

Scottish Convicts in Van Diemen's Land

Professor Janet McCalman of the University of Melbourne, will lecture on why Scottish men and women were transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) between 1812 and 1852, the most troubled and troubling of prisoners, and what became of them after sentence.

Greek Art in Context Conference

An International Conference at the University of Edinburgh 7th-9th April 2014.

19th Conference - Irish Historians in Britain

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to host the 19th Conference of Irish Historians in Britain, which is returning to Edinburgh in 2014 after thirty years.

Innovative Learning Week 2014

In ILW 2014, we are offering a wide range of event types to suit everyone, including trips, practical activities and workshops, film showings and many others.

Contested pasts and public histories

Leading scholars will come together at the University of Edinburgh for a lively debate on the state of Irish public history.