School of History, Classics & Archaeology

News

School of History, Classics and Archaeology news.

Student Research Room

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.

Exploring Macedonia

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.

Focus on India and sustainability for HCA student

Fourth year History (MA Hons) student Jamie Gemmell talks about 'Focus India', hosting an event as part of South Asia Week.

Literacy through Latin seeks volunteers

The Literacy Through Latin scheme run by the Classics Society is seeking volunteers to work with primary school pupils.

MSc in History (Online Learning) graduate addresses Comité Français d'Histoire de la Géologie

Gregory Todd recently spoke at the Comité Français d'Histoire de la Géologie on Scottish geologist James Hutton.

Book Prize for Irish Historian

The School was delighted to learn of the success of Dr Patrick Mannion’s debut book.

Honours for Honorary Fellow

The School was delighted to learn that Dr Alison Sheridan, Honorary Fellow in Archaeology, has received two prestigious honours recently.

School students win at Edinburgh Awards

A number of students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology recently received their Edinburgh Awards at a ceremony.

Staff promotions and recognition

The School is delighted to announce recognition of its academic staff ahead of the new semester.

MSc in History (Online Learning) graduate publishes work

The School was delighted to hear that David Bonner, a graduate of the MSc in History (Online Learning), has recently had a book chapter published.

Archaeological Science Internships 2019

The school introduced three archaeological science internships this summer to offer hands-on experience to students.

Student internship forges links with Signet Library

PhD candidate Sarah Moxey will be with the Signet Library until October as part of an Employ.ed internship.

Jeremiah Dalziel (Doctoral) Prize for 2019

The Graduate School is delighted to announce the winners of the Jeremiah Dalziel (Doctoral) Prize for 2019.

Dr Lindsey Buster reveals ‘Mystic Britain’

A new series on the Smithsonian Channel explores the secrets of the UK’s most mysterious sites, and features Dr Lindsey Büster, Teaching Fellow in European Iron Age Archaeology at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

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.

British Association for Irish Studies Bursary Award for PhD Student

First-year history PhD student James Bright has been awarded a BAIS bursary.

Leverhulme Success for Classics Graduates

The School was delighted to hear of recent successes of three Classics PhD graduates.

Carnegie Vacation Scholarship Successes

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

Marathon effort for Literacy Through Latin

Two teams, one marathon - an amazing result for a worthy cause.

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.

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.

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