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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)

Dr Harding on BBC Radio 3

Dr Christopher Harding will be discussing Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai tomorrow night (24th May 2017). (Published 23 May 2017)

Edinburgh Award winners

School of History, Classics and Archaeology students who had won an Edinburgh Award were honoured recently. (Published 18 May)

€2 million grant for comparative Byzantine/Chinese studies project

The European Research Council has awarded Professors Niels Gaul (University of Edinburgh) and Curie Virág (Toronto/Budapest) €2 million to explore ‘Classicising learning in medieval imperial systems'. (Published 11 May 2017).

Staff Success at Teaching Awards

The School is delighted to congratulate winners and nominees at the Edinburgh University Students' Association Teaching Awards. (Published 1 May, 2017)

Simon Trépanier awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

Warmest congratulations to Dr Simon Trépanier, Lecturer in Classics, who has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for 2017-18, for a project on ‘Lucretius and the New Empedocles'. (Published 12 Apr, 2017)

Dr Mirko Canevaro wins RSE Thomas Reid Medal

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Dr Mirko Canevaro, Chancellor’s Fellow in Classics, on winning the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Thomas Reid Medal 2017, with the award of the Early-Career Prize in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Access to Doorway 4

Doorway 4 will be closed from 8 April to 10 September 2017 due to major works in the Meadows Lecture Theatre. Entry to the School is via the Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square.

PhD students feel the Burn

Recently, a group of PhD students went on academic retreat to the Burn in Angus to explore practical solutions to the challenges of PhD study. (Published 23 March, 2017)  

History Society success

The School sends warmest congratulations to Edinburgh University History Society, which scooped two awards at the Edinburgh University Student Association Activities Awards on 21 March. (Published 23 March, 2017)

Barnson Bequest for undergarduate vacation courses abroad

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences intends to make 25 awards of £500 each from the Barnson Bequest to help Scottish students attend vacation courses abroad.

Dr David Silkenat awarded North Caroliniana Society Book Prize 

Dr David Silkenat becomes the first person to win two North Caroliniana Book Awards. (Published 10 March, 2017)

School supports 1DayWithoutUs

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is proud to support the 1DayWithoutUs day of action to celebrate social justice, diversity, and solidarity towards migrants and refugees in Britain and beyond. (Published on 20 Feb, 2017)

Event celebrates publications by School staff

Staff recently marked the publishing successes by academics within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. (Published 15 Feb, 2017)

Society success in awards

Two HCA School societies have been nominated for EUSA awards.

Dr Romankiewicz on BBC Radio

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz appeared on BBC Radio Shetland to discuss brochs. (Published 30 Jan, 2017)

Dr Fernández-Götz Elected to the Young Academy of Europe

The School congratulates Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz , who has been elected as a member of the Young Academy of Europe. (Published 3 February, 2017)

Major funding Award for 'A Global History of Irish Revolution'

Major Arts and Humanities Research Council funding for 'A Global History of Irish Revolution'. (Published 23 Jan, 2017)

Dr Anna Groundwater appears on BBC's In Our Time

Dr Anna Groundwater appears on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time to discuss Mary, Queen of Scots.

History PhD student wins Truckell Prize

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Gary Hutchison on winning the 2016 Truckell Prize. (Published 18 Jan, 2017)

Ian Ralston elected to the Academia Europaea

The School congratulates Professor Ian Ralston, who has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea. (Published 11 January, 2017)

Building (Ancient) Lives document launched

A best practice document for Aberdeenshire roundhouses is launched as part of the Building (Ancient) Lives project.

Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships 2016

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate two academic colleagues on their success in winning Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships 2016. (Published 19 Dec, 2016)

Doctoral opportunity: The Burn retreat

Take part in a series of informal workshops aimed at providing practical solutions to PhD challenges at The Burn.

Dr Siobhan Talbott awarded the Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History

Dr Talbott has been awarded the prestigious award for best first book of Scottish History, published 2014 or 2015, as judged by the Chairs of Scottish History at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. (Published 22 Nov, 2016)

Seminar asks ‘What does President Trump mean’?

A panel of experts from the University of Edinburgh discuss the transition of President-Elect Trump to President on Friday 25 November. (Published 21 Nov, 2106)

Doctoral students at Irish Consulate

A group of Modern Irish History doctoral students met with Irish Minister for Diaspora and International Development and the Consul General recently to discuss their research . (Published 11 Nov 2016)

Obituaries: Professor Anthony Goodman and Professor Angus Mackay

It is with great sadness that the School learned of the passings, recently, of two former colleagues - Anthony Goodman and Angus Mackay. (Published 10 Nov 2016)

Play based on academic's research

A play drawing on the research of Dr Wendy Ugolini, Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, transfers to Milan following a Scottish tour. (Published 2 Nov 2016)

Postgraduate Open Day

If you’re considering postgraduate study with the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, then the Postgraduate Open Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more. (Published 1 Nov 2016)

Winners of School Scholarships Announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the winners of Scholarships for Academic Excellence and Robertson International Scholarships. (Published 31 Oct 2016)

Lecturer awarded Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology warmly congratulates Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Lecturer in Archaeology, who is winner of a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology. (Published 24 Oct 2016)

US Presidential election – free online course

The battle for the White House is the subject of a free course from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. (Published 19 Oct 2016)

Professor Alvin Jackson on Brexit at Mount Stewart Conversations

Professor Alvin Jackson has been speaking about the future shape of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of Brexit as part of Mount Stewart Conversations Festival, held in County Down, Northern Ireland. (Published 11 Oct 2016)

Doctoral student wins British International History Group Thesis Prize

Former HCA PhD student Camilo Erlichman has won the British International History Group Thesis Prize for 2016. (Published 10 Oct 2016)