See our full calendar of events taking place across the School or view individual seminar schedules by topic.
Calendar of events
Advanced Doctoral Training seminars
A series of informal lunchtime workshops which provide a space for you to reflect on your practice as a researcher in the humanities and to hone the transferable skills that will enable you to develop your career during and beyond the PhD, in both academic and other professional contexts.
American History seminars
The School offers an American History seminar and workshop series, as well as round table events and a reading group.
The Archaeology seminars provide an opportunity for discussion of current research developments on a range of archaeological themes from diverse chronological and geographical areas. The seminars are open to all.
ArchSoc seminar series
Edinburgh University Archaeology Society (ArchSoc) host regular research seminars throughout the academic year, which are open to all.
Centre for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies seminars
The Centre for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies seminars combine select sessions of the Classics, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and History of Christianity Research seminars with the Byzantine Studies seminars. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Classics research seminars provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the promotion of new research and debate among the research community, both within and outside the University. All are welcome.
Classics postgraduate seminars
The Classics Postgraduate seminars enable postgraduate students to gain valuable experience and practice in delivering research papers and taking questions on their work.
Economic and Social History seminars
The Economic and Social History Research Group seminars provides an opportunity to discuss papers which examine economic and social history from a social science perspective. The research group also hosts seminars from the Second World War Studies. All are welcome.
Edinburgh Centre for Global History Graduate Workshops
The Edinburgh Centre for Global History Graduate Workshops provide an excellent opportunity for doctoral students and early career researchers to meet and discuss their research in an informal setting. They take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.
Edinburgh History of Medicine Group
Join the History of Medicine Group, a collaborative seminar series hosted by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.
First Millennia Studies Group
The First Millennia Studies Group (FMSG) is a discussion forum for all aspects of archaeology in the first millennia BC and AD in Scotland and beyond.
FMSG is open to anyone interested in the time period and the theories and methods of its study. The Committee hopes it offers a useful forum for trying, developing and discarding ideas at a live event; a testing ground, which we feel cannot be achieved by a more anonymous online audience and the possibility of being recorded. This distinguishes FMSG from other research seminars.
The History and Games Lab
The History and Games Lab explores games as a medium for historical research, teaching and public understanding of history, including fostering practical collaborations between historians, game designers, and other practitioners who engage with games.
Intellectual History Research Group seminars
The Intellectual History research group brings together staff and students from across the School who are interested in the history of ideas, intellectuals, and intellectual movements.
Modern Spanish History Doctoral Seminars
The Modern Spanish History Doctoral Seminar is a unique student-led initiative which enables postgraduate researchers from across the world to share their research in a supportive, multilingual environment. The organisers also hold occasional talks from some of the leading personalities in the field of modern Spanish history.
PAIXUE is a European Research Council funded project examining medieval Byzantine and Chinese cultures systematically and in-depth from a cross-cultural vantage point.
Pandemic Perspectives seminars
Pandemic Perspectives is an open interdisciplinary community with the aim of integrating the specialisms from a wide range of scholarly fields to interpret and analyse the unique significance of the pandemic in contemporary history.
Scottish History seminars
The Scottish History research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.
More events around the College
There are many more lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) collate and disseminate details of events taking place around the College.