School of History, Classics & Archaeology


News from 2012.

Alumna Isobel wins Royal Archaeological Institute award

Alumna Isobel Walker, who graduated last year with a First Class MA (Hons) in Archaeology, has won the Royal Archaeological Institute’s Tony Baggs Award for 2012.

Belated congratulations, Felicity and Gary

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to hear that two more former students have won external prizes for their work in 2012.

Book chosen as Scottish History Book of the Year

Congratulations to Jeremy Crang whose co-edited book (with Matthew Strickland and Edward Spiers), 'A Military History of Scotland' was chosen by The Saltire Society as Scottish History Book of the Year for 2012. The full list of winners is available on the Saltire Society website.

Chris Harding wins EUSA Teaching Award

The School's Chris Harding received two honours in this year's EUSA Teaching Awards.

Classics magazine produced by students

As part of the School's Innovative Learning Week programme, the Classics Society held daily sessions to produce a student magazine, and the result is this stylish and entertaining publication.

Conference - Tribute to the work of Jenny Wormald

Over 80 participants attended a recent conference in Edinburgh in honour of Dr Jenny Wormald. The conference, organised by Steve Boardman and Julian Goodare, took place on 28 January 2012 and was entitled 'Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1400-1625'. A collection of essays including most of these and other papers is planned for publication in 2013.

Congratulations to our student prizewinners

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is proud to report that a recent graduate and two current postgraduate students have been awarded prestigious prizes recently.

Dr Frances Dow awarded CBE

Dr Frances Dow, Honorary Fellow in History, has been awarded the CBE in the New Years Honours List 2012.

Cross sectional and surface histology workshop

On March 28-31 2011, a successful cooperation between the Texas Tech University (R. Paine) and the University of Edinburgh (E. Kranioti) took place on the University of Edinburgh campus.

Dr Julius Ruiz's book ‘El terror rojo’ wins Hislibris Prize

Dr Julius Ruiz's ‘El terror rojo’ (‘The red terror’) has been awarded Spain’s prestigious 2012 Hislibris Prize for best history book.

Dr Ugolini awarded Gladstone History Book Prize

Dr Wendy Ugolini, has been awarded the Gladstone History Book Prize for her publication, Experiencing War as the 'Enemy Other': Italian Scottish Experience in World War II.

Edinburgh Humanities among world's best

The University of Edinburgh has once again secured its place as one of the world’s best places to study the arts and humanities.

Evening News article about Edinburgh's War project

The 'Edinburgh's War' project at The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict is currently being expanded and a new website developed. It has been a source of information for the Evening News in trying to establish Edinburgh's contribution to the First World War.

Fascinating Mummies

The University has been involved with an exciting exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, investigating the Rhind Mummy and finding out more about the skeleton inside.

Fraser Raeburn awarded Scottish research essay prize

A second postgraduate student from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology has won a prestigious prize this week.

Lesley Orr named Scotland's most influential woman

Dr Lesley Orr, an honorary fellow in the School, was recently announced in the Herald as Scotland's Woman of Influence.

New book about war journalism

Co-edited by Yvonne T. McEwen and Fiona A. Fisken, this is the first published work to examine an eclectic mix of correspondents during the two world wars who were prepared often at great personal cost to inform the public about the obscenity of warfare.

New book published by Prof Davidson & Dr Davis

Roger Davidson and Gayle Davis's recently published book 'The Sexual State: Sexuality and Scottish Governance, 1950-80' (Edinburgh University Press) has inspired a feature article in 'Scotland on Sunday' (13th May).

Paul Quigley wins two prestigious book prizes

Dr Paul Quigley, a lecturer in American History with the School has won two prestigious prizes for his book “Shifting Grounds: Nationalism and the American South, 1848-1865”.

Prof Devine awarded prize for public engagement

Professor Tom Devine OBE HonMRIA FBA FRSE, one of Scotland’s leading historians, has been awarded the RSE Beltane Senior Prize for Public Engagement 2012 while the University of Dundee’s Dr Nicola Stanley-Wall has been announced as the winner of the RSE Beltane Innovator’s Prize for Public Engagement 2012.

Professor Tom Devine awarded Royal Society prize

Many congratulations to Professor Tom Devine, Senior Research Professor in History, who has been awarded the RSE Sir Walter Scott Prize for his outstanding contribution to the study of Scottish History. Announcing the award the RSE drew particular attention to Professor Devine’s ability to communicate to a broad public audience the fruits of his scholarly study of Scottish History. This is an inaugural Prize awarded by the RSE in recognition of ‘excellence in the Humanities and Creative Arts’.

Saltire Society shortlist for 2012

On the recently-announced Saltire Society shortlist for 2012 are books by four Edinburgh historians. In the category 'Scottish Research Book of the Year' is The Sexual State - Sexuality and Scottish Governance 1950-80 by Roger Davidson and Gayle Davis, while short-listed for 'Scottish History Book of the Year' are Jeremy Crang's volume edited with M.Strickland and E. Spier, A Military History of Scotland and Alvin Jackson's The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007.

Two School members edit major volume on Scottish history

Professor Tom Devine and Dr Jenny Wormald are the editors of the just-published Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History 1500 to 2010.

Two new books published by School staff

Two new books have been published recently in the School. (Published 2 September 2012)

Wolf wins Scottish History Society Postgraduate Prize

The Scottish History Society has awarded its annual postgraduate prize for 2012 to Jeffrey Wolf.

Yvonne McEwen gives public lecture in New York

On 10 April 2012, Yvonne McEwen, Honorary Fellow, The Centre for the Study of The Two World Wars, gave a public lecture at The New York Public Library, Manhattan, on the relationship between Scotland and the United States of America during World War 1. The lecture primarily focused on Scottish men who emigrated to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries then returned to Scotland to enlist in Scottish regiments at the outbreak of WW1. The lecture also discussed the US born sons of Scottish immigrant parents who travelled to Scotland to enlist, as well as Americans with no known Scottish connection but who wanted to join Scottish regiments.