School of History, Classics & Archaeology


News from 2014.

Results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has achieved a strong set of results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. (Published 18 December 2014)

Funding boost for First World War project

A project that seeks to reveal and record Scottish people’s experiences during the First World War has received a major funding award. (Published 18 December 2014)

Student competition winners announced

The School’s student journey competition winners have been announced. (Published 12 December 2014)

Edinburgh to host student archaeology conference

The University of Edinburgh is set to host the 3rd Annual Student Archaeology Conference in June 2015. (Published 3 December 2014)

Edinburgh mapping project launches

Ahead of the project launch on Thursday 4 December, the Mapping Edinburgh's Social History project team provide a detailed account of the project so far. (Published 2 December 2014)

Recent graduate awarded medal for undergraduate paper

On Friday 21 November recent graduate Joe Thompson was awarded the George Berkeley Gold Medal by the international awarding body the Undergraduate Awards. (Published 1 December 2014)

Italian Scottish women blog feature

Dr Wendy Ugolini, Lecturer in British History, has recently written a blog for History Scotland online about her research on anti-Italianism during the Second World War. (Published 27 November 2014)

Research Centre Director in TV documentary

Director for the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict, Dr David Kaufman, will appear on a BBC television documentary on Sunday. (Published 26 November 2014)

Archaeologists awarded major Leverhulme grant

Archaeologists and Civil Engineers have received a major Leverhulme award to investigate the water supply of Constantinople. (Published 26 November 2014)

World War One radio feature

Dr David Ritchie, of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, has been involved in the production of BBC Radio Scotland's World War One at Home series. (24 November 2014)

Tell us about your memorable moment

Tell us about a memorable moment in your student journey for a chance to win one of two prizes worth £25. (Published 21 November 2014)

Dr Grig on BBC Radio 4 feature

Dr Lucy Grig, Senior Lecturer in Roman History, has appeared on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg, discussing Aesop. (Published 20 November 2014)

Neustadt book prize awarded to Professor Jeffreys-Jones

Professor Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones has been awarded the American Politics Group Richard Neustadt Book Prize 2013 for his recent monograph. (Published 17 November 2014)

Dr Jackson on BBC Woman's Hour

Dr Jackson has featured on BBC radio talking about female police in Britain. (Published 17 November 2014)

Dr Harding's Radio 3 documentary

A BBC radio documentary by Dr Chris Harding, Lecturer in Asian History, was broadcast on 16 November. (Published 17 November 2014)

Historian secures major project funding

Professor Crispin Bates, Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian History, and Andrea Major, University of Leeds, have succeeded in winning funding for a major Research Councils UK (RCUK) project. (Published 13 November 2014)

Dr Ugolini in Radio Scotland debate

Dr Wendy Ugolini recently participated in a BBC Radio Scotland debate on immigration. (Published 13 November 2014)

Oral history of lighthouse keeping

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has recently completed an oral history project in partnership with the Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust (NLHT). (Published 4 November 2014)

Professor Cogliano in US radio guest appearance

Professor Frank Cogliano has featured on National Public Radio in the United States discussing Islam in America. (Published 4 November 2014)

Scholarships for Academic Excellence

The School has awarded eight scholarships to high achieving undergraduate students across all three subject areas. (Published 21 October 2014)

Monograph shortlisted for prestigious award

A recent Scottish History monograph has been shortlisted for the 2014 Saltire Literary Awards. (Published 20 October 2014)

Dr Llewellyn-Jones engagement work honoured

Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, has been honoured at the inaugural College Recognition Awards. (Published 8 October 2014)

The Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to recent graduate, Joe Thompson, who has been announced as a winner of a prestigious Undergraduate Award. (Published 29 September 2014)

A great response from the postgraduate community

The Graduate School in History, Classics, and Archaeology welcomes the latest results of the latest UK-wide Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).( Published 19 September 2014)

School Impact Champions announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that two members of staff have been made Impact Champions as part of a new pilot scheme. (Published 12 September 2014)

Honorary Fellowship appointments

The School’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies welcomes two Honorary Fellows. (Published 27 August 2014)

A trip down memory lane

15 historians and economists travelling from as far afield as Liverpool, London and Warsaw gathered for a weekend of memory-stirring events in Edinburgh in June. (Published 8 August 2014)

The Great War examined

Scholars in the School are taking part in a variety of events to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. (Published 5 August 2014)

Winners of Jeremiah Dalziel Prize

The winners of the Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History have been announced. (Published 1 August 2014)

School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the Edinburgh Festivals

Staff in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology are speaking at a number of events throughout the Edinburgh Festivals this August. (Published 1 August 2014)

International Network for Classics

Thanks to generous funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology will host an International Network on the late Roman poet and letter-writer Sidonius Apollinaris. (Published 24 July 2014)

Professor Magda Stefania Midgley

The School pays tribute to Magda Midgley, Professor of the European Neolithic. (Published 23 July 2014)

Diaspora exhibition at Holyrood

The work of Catriona Taylor, Artist in Residence for the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, is set to feature in the Scottish Parliament. (Published 23 July 2014)

Resources on First World War for schools

Three Edinburgh historians have been involved in the production of materials for schools on the topic of Women, the Great War and the Vote. (Published 21 July 2014)

Book tribute to Dr Wormald

A collection of essays in honour of Dr Jenny Wormald has recently been published by Edinburgh University Press. (Published 21 July 2014)

Ming Empire collaboration with National Museum

Chancellor's Fellow, Dr Stephen McDowall, has been working closely with the National Museum Scotland in connection with their major summer exhibition, Ming: The Golden Empire. (Published 18 July 2014)

Greek historian elected to Young Academy of Scotland

The School congratulates Dr Mirko Canevaro, Chancellor's Fellow in Classics, who has been elected as a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's (RSE) Young Academy of Scotland. (Published 4 July 2014)

Well done Edinburgh Award recipients

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate 24 undergraduate students on achieving Edinburgh Awards this year. (Published 27 June 2014)

Dr Ugolini appearing at St Magnus International Festival

Dr Ugolini, Lecturer in British History, will be participating in an expert panel on the Italians at War. (Published 20 June 2014)

Dr Azzolini shortlisted for book prize

Dr Monica Azzolini, Senior Lecturer in European History, has been shortlisted for The Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone History Book Prize. (Published 20 June 2014)

Historian featured at International Book Festival

Professor Tom Devine will be appearing in two events at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival. (Published 18 June 2014)

Knighthood for leading historian

Eminent historian Tom Devine has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. (Published 16 June 2014)

Welcome to our student interns

Four third year students, spanning all three subject areas, will be putting their theoretical knowledge to the test over the summer as they embark on a two-month student internship in the School. (Published 6 June 2014)

History PhD student awarded research fellowship

PhD History student Georgina Rannard has been awarded an invaluable opportunity to enhance her research with a prestigious research institution. (Published 5 June 2014)

Award success for History student

History PhD student, Sophie Cooper, has received an esteemed bursary to help fund a research trip to Australia. (Published 30 May 2014)

American history untucked in new podcast

A new podcast is giving American History Lecturer Dr David Silkenat an innovative way of sharing his subject with the world. (Published 28 May 2014)

American Studies book prize

An American History lecturer in the School has collected the runner-up award in a recent American studies book prize. (Published 23 May 2014)

Classics alumni reunion

Classics students spanning 1986 to 1992 have returned to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for a weekend of reminiscing and reconnecting. (Published 16 May 2014)

Visiting professor explores island mystery

A GIS and historic landscape expert has been announced as the next Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professor at Edinburgh. (Published 13 May 2014)

A discussion of Scotland past and present

Professor Sir Tom Devine and Dr Gordon Brown MP met to discuss Scotland’s past and Scotland’s present in a celebratory event marking the retirement of Professor Devine. (Published 13 May 2014)

Building ancient lives

Can the study of our ancient past help us address our current sustainability issues? (Published 28 April 2014)

Teaching excellence awarded

EUSA Teaching Awards 2014 results (Published 25 April 2014)

School exceeds 2014 NSS target

Student societies are rewarded for their efforts as the School hits its 2014 National Student Survey response target. (Published 17 April 2014)

Staff shortlisted for Teaching Awards

Top class teaching in the School is recognised once more as the 2014 EUSA Teaching Award finalists are announced. (Published 11 April 2014)

Rob Dinnis shares research in interview

Dr Rob Dinnis has discussed his latest research in a recent Sunday Post feature. (Published 9 April 2014)

Archaeology student nominated for Young Scot award

Fourth year undergraduate, Hannah McGlynn, has made the final of a prestigious award for her contribution to an exciting student-led outreach project. (Published 9 April 2014)

An evening with our alumni

On Wednesday, 5 March current students met with alumni for an insight into their careers as part of the Creative Cultural Careers Festival 2014.

Homage to Scotland

Professor Tom Devine talks about Scotland past and present in a new documentary looking at the nation in the year of the independence referendum. (Published 27 March 2014)

Sex of human remains revealed by ear bone

Forensic researchers at the University have uncovered a way of identifying the sex of human skeletal remains - by measuring the inner ear. (Published 24 March 2014)

Student in final of Young Scot Awards 2014

Winners of the 2014 EUSA Teaching Awards have been announced; members of staff in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have been recognised for their positive contribution to student learning. (Published 21 March 2014)

Start your student journey

Winners of the 2014 EUSA Teaching Awards have been announced; members of staff in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have been recognised for their positive contribution to student learning. (Published 21 March 2014)

Dr Crowcroft contributes to Guest Historian series

Dr Robert Crowcroft contributes to new government led website looking at the History of Government. (Published 19 March 2014)

New book achieves 'Best Seller' status

A successful new book co-authored by Dr Rob Dinnis coincides with a major exhibition at the Natural History Museum; a result of over a decade of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project. (Published 11 March 2014)

Professor elected to Royal Irish Academy

The School's Sir Richard Lodge Professor of History has been elected to the Royal Irish Academy in public recognition of academic excellence. (Published 5 January 2014)

New Generation Thinker: An Update

Having been announced back in May 2013 as one of BBC Radio 3’s ten ‘New Generation Thinkers’, Dr Chris Harding has made regular contributions to the network.

Messy Divorce

Dr Eoin McLaughlin's working paper is featured in The Economist online.

Understanding Britain’s Early Human Past

Dr Rob Dinnis recently spoke to BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science programme, which presented results from a decade-long research project that has shed much light on the settlement of Britain by early humans.

Publications in 2014

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Classics at Edinburgh is rated 5th best in UK

Classics at Edinburgh is rated 5th best in the UK in the latest rankings published by the Guardian newspaper, with 90% of final year students satisfied with the quality of their course.

Croatian TV interviews Dr Stephen Bowd and Dr Monica Azzolini

Dr Stephen Bowd, Reader in European History (1500-1800) and his colleague, Senior Lecturer Dr Monica Azzolini, will be interviewed for an ambitious new Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) documentary series, 'Republic of Dubrovnik', on Friday 31 May.

Edinburgh historian featured in the New Statesman

University of Edinburgh historian, Professor Tom Devine, is featured in a special Scotland edition of the New Statesman.

Innovative Learning Week 2014 - Summary

University of Edinburgh staff, students and alumni are brought together for a week of inspiring activiites as part of Innovative Learning Week 2014.