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Carnegie Vacation Scholarship Successes

Two Carnegie Vacation Scholarships have been awarded to students within the School.

SHCA Archaeological Science Internships 2019

Three archaeological science internships are available to undergraduate archaeology students for summer 2019. Deadline for applications Friday 24 May 2019.

School to host ‘Hedge School’ on Scotland and the Global Irish Revolution

The School will host a unique event on 15 May 2019, a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ designed to offer the general public access to the latest research findings from leading scholars.

'A Hot-bed of Genius' exhibition opens

A student from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is behind an exhibition to mark the 300th anniversary of the appointment of a Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh.

I was taught by Maester Cressen - Memories of a History Graduate, Class of 1965

A recent BBC Radio 3 programme brought back memories of studying history in the 1960s for Ralph Gordon, and a surprise as to who was teaching him.

Peer Support need you!

Making the change from school pupil to university student can be daunting. Peer Support is seeking volunteers to help History and Classics students for 2019/2020.

Dr Mike Carr receives British Academy award

Rising Star Engagement award to Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow.

School wins sustainability award

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has achieved its Bronze Sustainability Award and Adam Collier, Resources Assistant, was there to collect it.

School shines at Students Awards

All three subject areas are well represented at this year's forthcoming Student Awards – let’s celebrate their nominations!

Literacy Through Latin needs you!

Literacy Through Latin is putting together relay teams for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to raise funds for its work. Ready to run for it?

New AHRC PhD project announced

A new fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Project has just been announced and is seeking applications.

School welcomes new Wellcome University Award

Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos has been awarded a very prestigious Wellcome University Award.

Phd student wins Scottish Church History Society prize

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Clare Loughlin has been awarded the Scottish Church History Society's essay prize for 2018-19. 

New research group announced

A brand new research group is being launched tomorrow (28 February) – Emotionally Demanding Histories Group.

Archaeology Family Fun Day

Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project will be hosting a free family fun day on 2 March, 2019.

Symposium in memory of Nicholas Phillipson

A symposium in memory of Nicholas Phillipson, Emeritus Reader in History and Honorary Fellow at the School, will take place 1-2 March, 2019.

UncoverED – A collaborative decolonial research project

A new project uncovers the global history of the University of Edinburgh over the past 200 years.

Staff in the media

Several HCA staff have been in the media lately.

School hosts Cambridge-Edinburgh Joint Graduate Workshop in Irish History

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to host the 4th Cambridge-Edinburgh Joint Graduate Workshop in Irish History on 17th and 18th January.

Staff on screen and print

Two staff members reach wider audiences with a TV discussion on a historical figure and a publication on a new book on Ritual Cave Use.

Inaugural Cameron Cup: Post-match analysis

This just in from Dr Julius Ruiz on the Inaugural Cameron Cup action.

The Cameron Cup kicks off

A new, and much coveted, award has been unveiled by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Jeremiah Dalziel Prize for British History winner announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Jeremiah Dalziel Prize for British History.

School staff and students in the news

A round-up of appearances in the media by staff and students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Online MSc in History student nominated for national award

The School was delighted to hear that Bill Smith, a graduate of the Online MSc History course, has been recognised for his work away from his studies.

Call for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship submissions - Archaeology

Applications are invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in Archaeology. Deadline for applications is 3 December, 2018.

ArchSoc Fieldwork Fair – Can you dig it?

The Edinburgh University Archaeology Society annual fieldwork fair will be in full swing today in Teviot Debating Hall.

Spotlight on two recent online MSc in History graduates

From article publication to beginning a PhD, just two achievements from our online MSc in History graduates

Manuel Fernández-Götz elected to the Executive Board of EAA

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been re-elected to the Executive Board of the European Association of Archaeologists. (Published 25 September, 2018)

Leading American historian joins School as Visiting Professor

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that Professor Patrick Griffin has joined the School as a visiting professor. (Published 24 September, 2018)

2018/19 MSc in History ODL Scholarships awarded

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology have announced the awardees of the 2018/19 online MSc in History OL Scholarships. (Published 21 September, 2018)

Stephen Bowd in Partnership Collaboration Awards success

Professor Stephen Bowd (Edinburgh) and Dr John Gagné (Sydney) will be collaborating on the project ‘Shadow agents of war: Italy, 1480-1530’. (Published 18 September, 2018)

Jim Crow in BBC ‘Ancient Invisible Cities' series

Professor Jim Crow contributes to the final episode of the new BBC history series, ‘Ancient Invisible Cities’, focussing on the water supply of Byzantine Constantinople. (Published 17 September, 2018)

Double award success for Irish History PhD graduate

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to learn that Andrew Phemister, who graduated History PhD in 2017, has recently won two major prestigious awards. (Published 3 September, 2018)

New Senior Student Ambassador appointed

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology delighted to announce Tom Wrench as the new Senior Student Ambassador. (Published 24 August, 2018)

British Academy award for Honorary Fellow

The School was delighted to hear that Honorary Fellow Dr Alison Sheridan has been awarded the 2018 Grahame Clark Medal from the British Academy. (Published 20 August, 2018)

Bumper year for MSc History (Online)

A record number of students graduated from the MSc History (Online) course at the most recent ceremony. (Published 20 July, 2018)

Professor Douglas Cairns elected to British Academy

Professor of Classics, Douglas Cairns, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in the largest cohort of new Fellows in its 116-year history. (Published 20 July, 2018)

Society for Renaissance Studies prize for Dr Sarah Cockram

The 2017 Society for Renaissance Studies essay prize has been won by Dr Sarah Cockram, Teaching Fellow in Early modern European History. (Published 19 July, 2017)

Leverhulme successes for staff

Two members of staff and a recent PhD graduate of the School have been awarded Grants and a Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. (Published 9 July, 2018)

Royal Society of Edinburgh award for staff member

Dr Miranda Anderson joins Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland. (Published 10 July, 2018)

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz new editor of Cambridge University Press monograph series

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been confirmed as co-editor of a new Cambridge University Press monograph series called ‘Elements: The Archaeology of Europe’. (Published 4 July, 2018)

History student presents research in hometown

Morna Renwick, a third-year History MA (Hons), will present her Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship research on St Cuthbert at a public event on Friday 29 June. (Published 25 June, 2018)

Dead Images: Facing the history, ethics and politics of European skull collections

A new exhibition and series of events, as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Art Festival, look at the legacy of collections of human skulls held in public institutions. (Published 22 June, 2018)

New EUSA Undergraduate School Representative

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to welcome its EUSA Undergraduate School Representative for 2018-2019. (Published 18 June, 2018)

Award for Atlas of Hillforts

The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland project has been awarded the Esri UK Customer Success Award for Community Engagement. (Published 14 June, 2018)

New research group inaugural meeting

A new interdisciplinary research group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement’. (Published 13 June, 2018)

Dr Wendy Ugolini on STV

Dr Wendy Ugolini took part in STV's 'The People's History Show'. (Published 6 June, 2018)

PhD student takes first prize

Mara Karell was awarded ‘Best Oral Presentation’ at the fourth Scottish Student Forensic Sciences Research Symposium in Dundee. (Published 4 June, 2018)

HCA staff promotions

Several members of academic staff within the School have received promotions. (Published 1 June, 2018)

Classics student awarded Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Recent Phd graduate Dr Raphaëla Dubreuil has been accorded an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship. (Published 24 May, 2018)

Graduate student wins Kennedy scholarship

MSc History student Tsiona Lida has been awarded a 2018 Kennedy Scholarship to study at Harvard University. (Published 22 May, 2018)

PhD and MScR retreat at The Burn

A group of PhD and MScR students and staff took part in the School's annual retreat at The Burn. (Published 7 May, 2018)

Historian to receive lifetime achievement award

Eminent Edinburgh Historian Sir Tom Devine has been given a prestigious lifetime achievement award. (Published 1 May, 2018)

HCA staff success at Teaching Awards

The school was delighted to hear that two members of staff won Teaching Awards – Dr Zubin Mistry and Professor Robert Mason. (Published 1 May, 2018)