School of History, Classics & Archaeology


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.

Chancellor's Fellows - Dr Jonathan Gardner

A montage of all the Chancellor's Fellows faces
The University has announced 40 new Chancellor's Fellows, including Dr Jonathan Gardner.

Academic promotions

The most recent round of academic promotions has just been announced in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

HCA people shine at People of CAHSS Awards

The People of CAHSS Awards winners were announced last week in a ceremony in McEwen Hall. And you bet (spoiler alert) HCA staff were among the winners! 

Edinburgh Award students celebrate

The School congratulates its student who recently completed the Edinburgh Award.

New project explores AI in the cultural heritage sector

The HAZEL project is a collaboration - led by Dr Chiara Bonacchi - between the Heritage Minds Lab at The University of Edinburgh and experts at Historic England.

Gaming model scoops international prize

A scale model of a Renaissance Italian walled city, created as part of the Gradara project, won the Best Presented Game award at the Salute Wargames Convention - the largest of its kind in the world, with around 10,000 attendees - in London recently.

In Memoriam - Professor Harry Dickinson

The School is sorry to announce the death of Professor Harry Dickinson, Emeritus Professor of British History, on 24 January 2024. 

Alice Thornton Week at Durham Cathedral

The subject of the research project 'Alice Thornton's Books' has her own week of celebrations.

Dr Wendy Ugolini awarded an AHRC Research Grant

Dr Wendy Ugolini has been awarded a major Research Grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Manuel Fernández-Götz appointed as Trustee of National Museums Scotland

The School was delighted to learn that Manuel Fernández-Götz, Abercromby Professor of Archaeology, has been appointed as new Trustee of National Museums Scotland (NMS).

Staff promotions

The School is delighted to announce the latest round of staff promotions.

Dr Emile Chabal awarded an RSE fellowship

Dr Emile Chabal has been awarded a one-year fellowship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Manuel Fernández-Götz elected to the Academia Europaea

The School congratulates Professor Manuel Fernández-Götz, who has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea.

Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Classics staff

Professor Andrew Erskine, Professor of Ancient History, has been awarded a one-year Leverhulme Research Fellowship.

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.  

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.