We love to celebrate the successes and achievements of our staff and students, but we also want to keep everyone informed about what's happening in the wider family of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Events following the death of Her Majesty the Queen
A range of ceremonial events will happen in Edinburgh following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
Archaeology programmes accredited by professional bodies
Accreditation recognises degrees that provide relevant professional skills needed for a career in the historic environment sector.
Archaeology Peer Mentors Wanted!
The Archaeology Peer Mentoring group is recruiting for mentors for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Historian receives German Non-Fiction Prize
An ‘excellently researched and brilliantly narrated’ book by an Edinburgh historian has won the German Non-Fiction Prize 2022.
Beyond the Wall: Over 100 new indigenous settlements found north of Hadrian’s Wall
Research led by Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Reader in European Archaeology and Head of Archaeology Subject Area, has identified 134 previously unknown indigenous settlements in south-west Scotland.
Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos awarded Estes Prize
The School was delighted to learn that Dr Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Wellcome Lecturer in History of Medicine, has won the J. Worth Estes Prize 2022.
Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Dr Maciver
The School was delighted to learn that Dr Callum Maciver has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
Professor elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh
The School was delighted to learn that Professor Mirko Canevaro has been elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
'Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland' now published
The final part of this major project has been published by Edinburgh University Press.
New postdoctoral fellowship
A new joint postdoctoral fellowship between the School and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities has been announced.
Edinburgh archaeologists participate in major ancient DNA study published in Nature
The DNA analysis of nearly 800 ancient individuals suggests a significant Bronze Age migration from mainland Europe to Britain.
2021 Jeremiah Dalziel Masters Prize winners announced
The Graduate School of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the joint winners of this year’s Dalziel Masters Prize.
School staff shine
The School started 2022 celebrating news about staff three members.
New project seeks insights into overseas student experience
A new project, 'Enhancing International Student Experience', aims to understand the experience of overseas postgraduate students.
New Lecturer in the History of Labour
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Sonia Tycko as Lecturer in the History of Labour.
Professor David Breeze awarded Kenyon Medal
The School was delighted to learn that the British Academy has awarded the Kenyon Medal to Professor David J. Breeze for his outstanding international contribution to the archaeology of the Roman Empire.
Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs visits 'Edina/Athena' exhibition
Minister Niki Kerameus toured the exhibition exploring Scottish links with the Greek Revolution of 1821 with its curator Dr Alasdair Grant.
"From these gates of learning": Remembering those who served and fell in the Great War
On the centenary of the publication of the University of Edinburgh Roll of Honour, Professor Jeremy Crang (Professor of Modern British History) takes a closer look at this remarkable document and the University's main war memorial.
2021 Jeremiah Dalziel PhD Prize winners announced
The Graduate School of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the joint winners of this year’s Dalziel PhD Prize.
Charles Mackie Student Initiative Fund 2021/22
The School supports student initiatives financially with the Charles Mackie Student Initiative Fund, awarded annually.
Turf - the ancient way to build a better future
A project led by academics from the School - as part of Doors Open Day 2021 - is showcasing ancient building techniques which could offer environmentally friendly alternatives when it comes to building everything from raised beds to garden walls.
Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz wins RSE Thomas Reid Medal
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Reader in Archaeology, on winning the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Thomas Reid Medal 2021 (Early-Career Prize in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences).
Pompeii tomb reveals ancient secrets
Recent excavations in Pompeii revealed the best-preserved human remains ever found in the site. And History and Classics student Jasmine Khelil was there to help excavate them.
Archaeological field school in the heart of Edinburgh
A brand new field school offers archaeological training in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park.
Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics
The School was delighted to learn that Dr Ashlee Christoffersen has been awarded the 2021 Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics.
Why we need to talk about class in Classics
'Edinburgh Impact' looked at how Classics at the School is tackling a lack of diversity in the subject.
Archaeology staff joins Roman Society's Archaeology Committee
The School was delighted to hear that Dr Tanja Romankiewicz has become a member of the Roman Society's Archaeology Committee.
The School is delighted to announce three appointments to roles within the Classics subject area.
SHCA Archaeological Science Internships 2021
Two archaeological science internships are available to undergraduate archaeology students for summer 2021.
Lecturer in Black British History appointed
Dr Rochelle Rowe-Wiseman has been announced as Lecturer in Black British History within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Gender Equalities at 50
A new project traces the first comprehensive interdisciplinary history of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (now integrated for GB in the Equality Act 2010) across the UK.
Earliest known animal carvings in Scotland discovered
Scotland’s Rock Art Project, including staff from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, examined the carvings to confirm their authenticity.
Linking 'Rising from the Depths' and the Honor Frost Foundation
Funding from the Honor Frost Foundation will create two posts at the University of Edinburgh – a three year PhD position and a two-year Post-Doctoral position, including the Honor Frost Scholar in Marine Cultural Heritage.
Teaching in 2021/22
Key information for new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in the 2021/22 academic year.
New fully-funded PhD studentship
A PhD studentship, with stipend, in Enlightenment Identities has been announced at the University of Edinburgh.
Funding for 'Alice Thornton’s books: Remembrances of a woman’s life in the seventeenth century’ project
Dr Cordelia Beattie, Senior Lecturer in History, and Dr Suzanne Trill, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, have been awarded AHRC funding for the three-year project.
Staff win at EUSA Student Awards
Huge congratulations to Sarah Thomson who won the 'Resilience Award' in the recent EUSA Student Awards.
British Academy success for Archaeology staff
The project ‘Water in Istanbul: Rising to the Challenge?’ has been awarded Knowledge Frontiers Funding by the British Academy.
Princeton success for Classics alumnus
The School was delighted to hear that Classics alumnus Ivan Marić has been awarded a research Fellowship at Princeton University.
New journal launches
Edinburgh University Press will be publishing the Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (JLAIBS) in 2022.
Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Classics staff
Professor Andrew Erskine, Professor of Ancient History, has been awarded a one-year Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellowship for History Professor
Professor Alvin Jackson, Richard Lodge Professor of History, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Easter closure and support
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will be closed over the Easter weekend but student support is still available.
British Academy/Leverhulme grant for history staff
Dr Jacob Blanc has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme grant.
Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz awarded Leverhulme Research Project Grant
The School was very pleased to hear that Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been awarded a 3-year Leverhulme Research Project Grant.
Prize for History PhD student
Gordon Reynolds, a History PhD student within the School, has won the Bernard Hamilton Memorial Prize.
Double success for Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz
Two successes for the School's Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz - a Royal Society of Edinburgh grant and election to the Global Young Academy.
Professor Alvin Jackson recently took part in a landmark series of seminars marking the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s independence.
School students win in Women's History Scotland Essay Prize 2020
In a year of a record numbers of entries, the School is particularly delighted to announce that three students have been named as winner and runners-up in the Women's History Scotland Essay Prize, 2020.
Book award for Classics staff
Dr Aaron Pelttari has been awarded the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award, 2021.
More Classics alumna success
This seems to be the time of year for good news and the School was delighted to learn of yet another success for a Classics alumna.
Charles Mackie Student Initiative Fund 2020/21
HCA School funds available to support student initiatives.
Award for archaeology student
The School was delighted to hear that Synnøve Gravdal Heimvik has won this year's Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) John Evans Dissertation Prize for best undergraduate dissertation.
Archaeology department success in the Moray Endowment Fund
The School was delighted to learn that five archaeological research projects have just been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh Moray Endowment Fund.
Cambridge-Edinburgh Joint ECR Conference on Modern Irish History
The 6th annual Joint Cambridge-Edinburgh ECR Conference on Modern Irish History took place 28-29th January, hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Classics alumna success
The School was delighted to hear that Classics PhD alumna Dr Alison John has been elected to arguably the most prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UK.
The importance of being Alvin
Professor Alvin Jackson, Richard Lodge Professor of History, has been on television recently and in some interesting company.
Incident on campus: School of History, Classics and Archaeology statement
A statement from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in response to an incident on Friday 11 December.
New book on the detailed survey of one the most famous shipwrecks in the world
The results of a shipwreck survey project directed by Dr Jon Henderson of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology were published this week.
New President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
The School was delighted to learn that former Head of School Ian Ralston has been elected President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowships
A second Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow has been awarded connected to the Honour in Classical Greece project.
New research project on ‘Gender Equalities at Work’ funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
The School of History, Classic and Archaeology was delighted to hear that a new two-year project involving Professor Louise Jackson will be funded by the AHRC.
Staff appointed to Young Academy of Scotland
Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been appointed as a new member of the Young Academy of Scotland (YAS), with his term starting in January 2021 for a period of five years.
Another successful year for the SHCA Student Mentoring Scheme
The School is delighted that its mentor scheme continues to flourish, connecting more students each year with industry professionals.
British Academy grant success for archaeology projects
Manuel Fernández-Götz and Joanne Rowland and have been awarded two British Academy/Leverhulme grants for projects in Scotland and Egypt respectively.
New Directors for Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History
The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History announces its new Director and Deputy Director.
‘Game on’ for new research group
The School is excited to announce the creation of a new research group called History and Games Lab (H&GL).
George Floyd Case: School of History, Classics and Archaeology Statement
A statement from the School on the death of George Floyd.
Academic staff promotion
The School is delighted to announce the promotion of Dr Jeremy Crang.
School staff achievements celebrated in colleague awards
The winners of the 2020 CAHSS Colleague Recognition Awards have been announced at a virtual awards ceremony.
PhD Student Success
The School was delighted to learn that PhD candidate Matteo Randazzo has been awarded the Macmillan-Rodewald Studentship.
Student Writing Awards Success
The School was very pleased to hear that two students had been recognised in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Writing prizes.
Dr Donncha O'Rourke awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship
The School was very pleased to hear that Dr Donncha O'Rourke has been awarded a one-year Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
Academic staff promotions
The School is delighted to announce a number of academic staff promotions.
Dr Jacob Blanc receives two AHRC grants
The School was delighted to hear that Dr Jacob Blanc, Lecturer in Latin American History, has been awarded two grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
New publication from Dr Linda Fibiger
The School was delighted to hear about an important new publication co-edited by Dr Linda Fibiger, Senior Lecturer in Human Osteoarchaeology.
Student and staff successes
The School was delighted to learn of two success this week. One for a student society and one for staff.
Dr Guillaume Robin receives British Academy/ Leverhulme Grant
The School is delighted to share that Dr Guillaume Robin has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Grant to support ongoing excavations at Ossi in Sardinia.
Shortlist Success for Students and Staff
The School is delighted to see students and staff nominated in the EUSA Students Awards and CAHSS Colleague Recognition Awards.
Dr Paul Addison
The School was deeply saddened to learn of the death, recently, of Dr Paul Addison. An obituary by Paul's friend and colleague Dr Jeremy Crang.
George Washington letter unveiled by University archive
A letter written by George Washington whilst President of the United States has been unveiled by University's Centre for Research Collections. And SHCA's Professor Frank Cogliano was there!
Professor Stana Nenadic receives Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship
The School is delighted to share that Professor Stana Nenadic has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.
New Online MSc launches
A new online programme in Archaeology and Classics has recently been launched – MSc in Ancient Worlds.
Postgraduate Virtual Open Week, 16-20 March, 2020
If you're considering postgraduate study in History, Classics or Archaeology you can join Graduate Officers and a current postgraduate student in interactive sessions to find out more.
Dr Jacob Blanc receives NEH Fellowship
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to share that Dr Jacob Blanc has been awarded a 2020 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
New grant establishes ‘Second World War Studies Network (Scotland)’
Dr Wendy Ugolini has been jointly awarded a grant from Arts & Humanities Research Network Award by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to establish a new network at the University of Edinburgh.
In August and September students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology took part in an 11-day fieldtrip to explore the multiple pasts of Macedonia. Join them at a free event to find out their experiences and conclusions about this significant area.
300th anniversary of History at the University of Edinburgh
This academic year, 2019/20, the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to be celebrating the 300th anniversary of History at the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Ben Russell amongst Leverhulme Prize winners
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to learn that Dr Ben Russell has been named as a winner of a 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prize.
Honours for Honorary Fellow
The School was delighted to learn that Dr Alison Sheridan, Honorary Fellow in Archaeology, has received two prestigious honours recently.
Staff promotions and recognition
The School is delighted to announce recognition of its academic staff ahead of the new semester.
Lost manuscript found in Cathedral archives
An exciting discovery of a lost text by 17th century writer Alice Thornton at Durham Cathedral has been made by an Edinburgh historian.
Marathon effort for Literacy Through Latin
Two teams, one marathon - an amazing result for a worthy cause.
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.