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Models required!

We’re looking for current undergraduate and postgraduate students to feature in School promotional photographs. (Published 20 April, 2018)

Dissertation prize for Jacob Blanc

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Dr Jacob Blanc’s PhD dissertation won the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Brazilian Section Award for humanities recently. (Published 17 April, 2018)

HCA Awards Success

Its awards time of the year once more, and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology has some celebrating to do. (Published 9 April, 2018)

Dr Ulrike Roth on BBC Radio 4

Dr Ulrike Roth is discussing the role of slavery in the Roman world on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’ programme tomorrow (5 April). (Published 4 April, 2018)

School’s global standing: QS World University Rankings

All three subject areas within the School have been announced as being in the QS World University top 50 rankings for those areas. (Published 15 March, 2018)

Irish Taoiseach launches new Alvin Jackson book

The Irish Taoiseach, Mr Leo Varadkar, introduced Professor Alvin Jackson at his Royal Irish Academy discourse and at the launch of his new book ‘Judging Redmond and Carson’. (Published 12 March, 2018)

Douglas Cairns elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was very happy to hear that Professor Douglas Cairns has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). (Published 8 March, 2018)

Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland project at American Association for the Advancement of Science conference

Three members of the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland team were in attendance to demonstrate the Atlas to a wide range of interested parties at this major event. (Published 5 March, 2017)

Archaeology academics work published in Nature

Staff of the Archaeology subject area are co-authors on two papers on ancient DNA in the international journal of Science, Nature. (Published 22 February, 2017)

Industrial action

Information for students on proposed strike action at the University of Edinburgh. (Published 19 February, 2017)

Book prize for Judith Barringer

The School sends warmest congratulations to Professor Judith Barringer, joint winner of 2018 Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award. (Published 15 February, 2018)

'Honour in Ancient Greece' - Events

Latest event in the 'Honour in Classical Greece: esteem, status, identity, and society in ancient Greek literature, life, and thought' project announced. (Published 14 February, 2017)

Book prize for Richard Sowerby

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Dr Richard Sowerby's monograph 'Angels in Early Medieval England'(OUP, 2016) was joint winner of the inaugural Best First Book Prize from the Ecclesiastical History Society. (Published 6 February, 2017)

Douglas Cairns wins Anneliese Maier Research Award

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Professor Douglas Cairns has won an Anneliese Maier Research Award. (Published 5 February, 2018)

Obituary - Nicholas Phillipson

It is with great sadness that the School of History, Classics and Archaeology announces the death, on 24 January 2018, of Nicholas Phillipson, Emeritus Reader in History and Honorary Fellow at the School. (Published 29 January, 2017)

Public History award recognition

The School sends warmest congratulations to Professor Louise Jackson who, as part of a team with Professor Adrian Bingham, Dr Lucy Delap and Dr Louise Settle, won the Royal Historical Society Public Debate and Policy award on Friday 26 January. (Published 29 January, 2018)

Obituary - Gordon Howie

It is with great sadness that the School of History, Classics and Archaeology announces the death, on 29 December 2017, of our former colleague, Gordon Howie. (Published 11 January 2018)

Royal Society of Edinburgh award for 'The Matter of Slavery in Scotland' project

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has awarded funding to Professor Nuala Zahedieh for 'The Matter of Slavery in Scotland' project in collaboration with Dr Sarah Laurenson, National Museum of Scotland (published 14 December 2017).

Access to Doorway 4 until 14 January 2018

Access to Doorway 4 will be limited due to work on the Anatomy Museum Roof from 18 December to 14 January. (Published 14 December, 2017)

Dr Mirko Canevaro wins Chancellor’s Award

Dr Canevaro, Reader in Classics, received a Rising Star Award at a recent ceremony. (Published 11 December, 2017)

HCA undergraduate recognition

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has held its first undergraduate student recognition event. (Published 11 December, 2017)

Study links Neolithic weapons to injuries

PhD candidate Meaghan Dyer and Dr Linda Fibiger have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to identify blunt force weapons from the European Neolithic by injuries left. (Published 7 December, 2017)

School of HCA Scholarships for 2018/19

The School of History, Classics  and Archaeology is delighted to announce an exciting range of Masters scholarship awards for students beginning their postgraduate Masters programme in September 2018.

Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship announced

The only PhD scholarship in the UK devoted to modern Irish history – The Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship in Modern Irish History - is unveiled. (Published 30 November, 2017)

HCA staff consultants on new BBC History series

Dr Paul Addison and Dr Jeremy Crang of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have acted as historical consultants to a major BBC television series made by Wall to Wall. (Published 27 November, 2017)

Professor Alvin Jackson appointment

Professor Alvin Jackson has been appointed to the Irish Manuscripts Commission. (Published 24 November, 2017)

Social Responsibility and Sustainability: First meeting

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is pleased to announce the introduction of an annual, student-led theme in Social Responsibility and Sustainability. (Published 17 November, 2017)

Students’ ‘roundhouse’ models on display in the Student Research Room

Models produced by students of the Archaeology of Architecture and Space, Place and Time go on display in the Student Study Room. (Published 15 November, 2017)

Staff academic activity and publications, October 2017

Academic activity and publications by School of History, Classics and Archaeology academic staff for the month of October 2017. (Published 7 November, 2017)

Meet the HCA Student Ambassadors

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the recruitment of Student Ambassadors. (Published 6 November, 2017)

AHRC doctoral award competition now open

The University of Edinburgh is seeking outstanding applicants for doctoral AHRC studentships. (Published 31 October, 2017)

Publications success for HCA staff

A run-down of publications by School of History, Classics and Archaeology academic staff for the month of September 2017. (Published 31 October, 2017)

Dr Christopher Harding, 'Living With the Gods' on BBC Radio 4

A brand new series examining religion across time and the globe is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4, produced in partnership with Dr Christopher Harding, HCA Lecturer in Asian Studies. (Published 26 October, 2017)

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz - Dutch National Archaeology Days

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz has been trialling sustainable building based on ancient lives in Almere, the Netherlands, as part of the 2017 Dutch National Archaeology Days. (Published 26 October, 2017)

Dr Lucy Grig on BBC Radio 4

Dr Lucy Grig is discussing the life, reputation and impact of Constantine I, known as Constantine the Great, on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’ programme today (5 October). (Published 5 October, 2017)

Celebrations to mark India Day

Dr Talat Ahmed, Lecturer in South Asian History, will be taking part in two upcoming events to mark India Day and to discuss diversity in the history curriculum. (Published 27 September, 2017)

Staff elected to Young Academy of Europe

Two members of the School’s academic staff have recently been elected a Fellow and a Board Member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). (Published 25 September 2017)

Meet our Student Ambassador

Meet our first Student Ambassador, Francesca Morphakis, at the Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 23 September. (Published 22 September 2017)

A.G. Leventis - Inaugural lecture

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the inaugural lecture by Professor François Lissarrague as Leventis Visiting Professor. (Published 22 September 2017)

Dorothy Dunnett Academic History Prize 2017

The Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2017, worth £1,000, is offered by the Dorothy Dunnett Society (Scottish Charity SC030649 SCIO). The Prize is for an essay of up to 5000 words. Entries will be accepted from students registered on a PhD programme at any recognised higher education institution.

Gain paid work experience as an HCA Student Ambassador

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) is recruiting for the new position of HCA Student Ambassador. There are 20 paid opportunities available for current students to apply for. (Published 9 August, 2017)

New Director of Professional Services

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology welcomes a new Director of Professional Services, Anna Gibbons.

Richard Sowerby wins book prize

Dr Richard Sowerby has been jointly awarded Best First Book Prize by the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. (Published 10 August, 2017)

PhD graduate wins Italian thesis prize

The School was delighted to learn that recent PhD graduate Luca Fenoglio has been awarded the €1,500 Spadolini Nuova Antologia XXI prize.' (Published 7 August, 2017)

AHRC Fellowship for Emile Chabal

Dr Emile Chabal has been awarded a major AHRC Leadership Fellowship grant to pursue his work on Eric Hobsbawm and the history of twentieth-century Marxism. (Published 4 August, 2017)

Staff promotions

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce several promotions within its academic staff. (Published 1 August, 2017)

School celebrates graduation of its oldest student

Online History MSc student Matthew Lynas graduated last week, aged 85. (Published 12 July, 2017)

Students take part in Spanish excavation

Fifteen archaeology students from the School are taking part in a three-week dig in Spain at a Roman garrison of the late Roman Republic. (Published 31 July, 2017)

Congratulations to our prizewinners

Congratulations to all our prizewinners! (Published 10 July, 2017)

€1.9 million award to support ‘Honour in Classical Greece’ project

Classics staff Professor Douglas Cairns and Dr Mirko Canevaro receive European Research Council award for ‘Honour in Classical Greece’ project. (Published 3 July, 2017)

Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland Site Launched

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford and University College Cork unveiled the 'Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland' project online database. (Published 26 June, 2017)

Traffic management around School over Fringe

The 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival is approaching - always a busy time around the School and Central Area. Find out about road closures and parking restrictions over this period. (Published 22 June 2017)

Online History MSc student receives the 2017 Daniella Sciama Award

The School is delighted to congratulate Scott Davis on receiving this year’s Daniella Sciama Award for Achievement through Adversity. (Published 21 June 2017)

Results - Who to contact

You can contact a range of people within the School if you need to speak with someone about your result. (Published 15 June 2017)

Book prize for Professor Diana Paton

The School is delighted to learn that Professor Diana Paton has been awarded the 2017 Elsa Goveia Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians, for her book 'The Cultural Politics of Obeah: Religion, Colonialism and Modernity in the Caribbean World'. (Published 29 May 2017)