School of History, Classics & Archaeology

2015

Events from 2015.

PhD study: information session

Current taught postgraduate students are invited to attend this informal lunch session on Wednesday 25 November to explore research opportunities in the School.

Postgraduate Open Day 2015

Find out about postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh at our annual Open Day event on Wednesday 18 November 2015.

A.G. Leventis Conference 2015

A.G. Leventis Professor in Greek, Professor Josiah Ober (Stanford University) warmly invites academic colleagues to the ninth A.G. Leventis Conference in Greek at the University of Edinburgh from 12 to 15 November 2015.

Drawing on the past: traditional building materials in modern construction

Professor Peter Walker, University of Bath, presents this lecture on the use of traditional methods and materials for sustainable modern building on Monday 9 November.

After Paris: Celebrating our Diversity

Discussion and roundtable reflecting on the recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, Egypt and Ankara. Friday, 20th of November 2015 (16.00-17.30 in G.03, 50 George Square)

Postgraduate study: information session

Fourth year undergraduates and visiting students are invited to attend this informal lunch session on Wednesday 4 November to explore opportunities for further study in the School.

Repairing the past, imagining the future: reparations and beyond

Join us for this three-day interdisciplinary conference from the 5-7 November, bringing together academics, activists, curators, government-linked groups and the media to discuss the effects of slavery on contemporary society and practical ways to repair the past.

A new age of prejudices: France after 9/11

Professor Vincent Tiberj, Sciences Po Bordeaux, presents the logics and evolutions of racial prejudices in the last twenty-five years in France.

Corporal obscenity in Antiquity conference

Corporal obscenity in Antiquity will be assessed at this student-led conference from 23-24 October 2015.

The poetry and aesthetics of Late Antiquity

Join us from 3-4 September 2015 as we explore the shared poetics and aesthetics of Late Antique Greek and Latin poetry.

Just Festival at the Fringe

Dr Gianluca Raccagni will participate in a Just Festival event on Tuesday 18 August 2015 to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

Rethinking the Past

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 throughout history. The lectures will take place between 10th and 13th August 2015.

Colloquium on literary commerce

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and Royal Society of Edinburgh will host a colloquium on literary commerce at the University of Edinburgh on 20 July 2015. (Published 10 December 2014)

Scots in Asia

This fifth seminar in the series taking place on 26-27 June 2015 explores the historical and contemporary experiences of the Scots in Asia.

Medieval and Renaissance 'unconference'

Join us for the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 'Unconference' taking place on Friday 19 June 2015.

'After Independence', the 2015 Arbuthnott Lecture

Join Fintan O'Toole, the Irish Times, for a fascinating discussion of how continuity shaped the evolution of modern Ireland on Thursday 4 June 2015.

Annual Student Archaeology Conference

The Annual Student Archaeology Conference is set to be held at the University of Edinburgh on 11 June 2015. (Published 2 December 2014)

Conference: Italian towns in the early middle ages

The History subject area and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host a conference on the 29-30 May 2015 to mark the retirement of Dr Tom Brown. (Published 23 January 2015)

Late antique hagiography as literature

‘Late antique hagiography as literature’ is a two-day conference hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology on the 20th and 21st of May. (Published 23 March 2015)

History Teachers' Conference

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will host a conference for A Level history teachers on Monday 22 June. (Published 25 March 2015)

The evolution of rural and urban settlement in Sicily from Prehistory to Late Antiquity

This workshop from 5-6 June will bring together scholars working on the development of urban and rural settlement in Sicily from Prehistory to Late Antiquity (Published 17 April).

Medieval & Renaissance Studies student colloquium

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is delighted to host a one-day conference on 26 May for postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh. (Published on 11 February 2015)

Denys Hay Lecture 2015

Join us for the 2015 Denys Hay lecture on 13 May as Professor Jerry Brotton explores the cartographic dimension of globalisation. (Published 6 March 2015)

Building processes and construction techniques in Late Antiquity

A workshop aiming to stimulate debate on late antique fortifications in the eastern Empire, on the 6th of May 2015. (Published 4 May 2015)

Honouring lives lost in Great War sinking

An evening of words and music will commemorate 100 years since the Lusitania was sunk during the First World War, on the 8th of May, 2015. (Published 6 May, 2015)

Between slavery and freedom conference

This one-day workshop hosted by the School on 1 May 2015 will explore slavery in the ancient world. (Published 18th March 2015)

Women’s movements in Scotland: From enfranchisement to the referendum

A joint event with the Gender and Politics Research Group, School of Social and Political Science, which will examine women's movements in Scotland from enfranchisement to the referendum.

Join us at our undergraduate online information sessions

Join academics and members of our Student Support Team for a series of live online information sessions on 29 April 2015. (Published 7 April 2015)

Manumitting Slaves: Eighteenth-Century Scotland and Ancient Rome

News from the History, Classic & Archaeology School

Building Ancient Lives: an evening lecture by Richard Bradley

Richard Bradley will join us for an evening lecture as part of our Building Ancient Lives project with the title: The use and reuse of Scottish stone circles.

Late Antique and Medieval Society postgraduate and early careers conference 2015

Registration is now open for the Late Antique and Medieval Society (LAMPS) postgraduate and early careers conference.

The Townshend moment: thoughts on reform in an age of revolution

Professor Patrick Griffin joins us to present his thoughts on reform in an age of revolution.

Join us at our online information sessions

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The Capuchin Catacombs and the Sicily mummy project

Dario Piombino-Mascali from Vilnius University joins us to discuss the 'Sicily mummy project'.

Innovative Learning Week 2015

Innovative Learning Week (ILW) 2015 will take place from 16-20 February. Event booking is now open.