School of History, Classics & Archaeology


News from 2015.

School postgraduate scholarships announced

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for Doctoral (PhD) and Masters (MSc) Scholarships for September 2016 entry. (Published 9 December 2015)

British Crime Historians Symposium – call for papers

The fifth British Crime Historians Symposium will take place at the University of Edinburgh from 7-8 October 2016 and the call for papers is now live. (Published 17 November 2015)

New monograph serialised in Spanish daily newspaper

A major national daily newspaper has serialised Dr Julius Ruiz’s latest book. (Published 17 November 2015)

Find out about postgraduate study

A series of forthcoming events offer the opportunity to find out more about PhD study in the School and University. (Published 9 November 2015)

Chancellor's Fellow awarded Leverhulme Prize in Classics

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology warmly congratulates Dr Mirko Canevaro, Chancellor’s Fellow in Classics, who is winner of a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Classics. (Published 27 October 2015)

Archaeological building recording at Penicuik House

Students taking two new courses in Archaeology have paid a visit to Penicuik House to learn archaeological building recording. (Published 27 October 2015)

Scholarships for Academic Excellence

The School has awarded six scholarships to high achieving undergraduate students. (Published 23 October 2015)

Professor appointed Director of the Pasold Research Fund

Professor Stana Nenadic has been appointed Director of the Pasold Research Fund. (Published 6 October 2015)

Dr Fabian Hilfrich featured in leading German newspaper

Dr Fabian Hilfrich has written a feature in leading German daily newspaper, the Süddeutsche Zeitung. (Published 30 September 2015)

Dr David Motadel in History Today cover story

Dr David Motadel, Chancellor's Fellow in History, has written the cover story for September's issue of History Today. (Published 11 September 2015)

Showcasing the Sir William Fraser facsimiles collection

Academic Librarian Margaret Forrest and Student Intern Pippa Carter have launched a new database showcasing the Sir William Fraser facsimiles collection. (Published 1 September 2015)

New Impact Champions announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that two members of staff have been made Impact Champions for 2015-16. (Published on 31 August 2015)

Andrew Millar project launch

Dr Adam Budd has launched an exciting new web-based project that documents the life and career of Andrew Millar, one of the most important publishers of the eighteenth century. (Published on 31 August 2015)

Dr Christopher Harding in radio documentary

Dr Christopher Harding has presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary looking at media representations of Japan. (Published 10 August 2015)

Royal High School-University of Edinburgh collaborative visit day

On Thursday 4 June, a group of 6th year pupils from the Royal High School of Edinburgh came to the William Robertson Wing to experience what the School of History, Classics and Archaeology has to offer (Published 8 July 2015).

Interdisciplinary Summer School on Political Violence

From June 24-26, 2015, the School organized a Summer School on political violence in collaboration with the Global Justice Academy and the School of Social and Political Science. (Published 3 July 2015)

Congratulations to all our recent graduates

Warmest congratulations to all our students who graduated yesterday. (Published 1 July 2015)

Rethinking the past

Join scholars from across the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, who in a new series of public lectures will challenge popular beliefs and reassess intriguing events from throughout history. (Published 16 June 2015)

Welcome to our Student Interns

Three undergraduate students have joined the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for summer 2015 in an exciting internship opportunity. (Published 8 June 2015)

Historian short-listed for Gladstone Prize

A Chancellor's Fellow in History has been short-listed for a Royal Historical Society prize. (Published 5 June 2015)

Archaeology student in 3 minute thesis University final

An Archaeology PhD student will represent the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in this year’s Three-Minute Thesis competition (Published 7 May 2015).

Irish Minister visits Diaspora Centre

The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies recently hosted a meeting with the Irish Government’s Minister of State for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD. (Published 6 May, 2015)

Phd students visit the Burn Retreat

Research students in the School recently enjoyed a weekend away to the Burn in Aberdeenshire (Published 28 April 2015).

Dr Louise Jackson in TV documentary

Reader Dr Louise Jackson has appeared on a BBC 4 documentary. (Published 19 March 2015)

British History lecturer in radio debate

Dr Wendy Ugolini, Lecturer in British History, recently participated in a BBC Radio Scotland debate on immigration. (Published 12 March 2015)

A summary of Innovative Learning Week 2015

Staff and students were brought together for a week of fun and inspiring activities as part of the University-wide Innovative Learning Week 2015. (27 February 2015)

Postgraduate funding opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for first class Master’s and Doctoral candidates to apply for funding.

Call for papers for student colloquium

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the call for papers for the first postgraduate student colloquium, taking place on 26 May 2015. (Published 11 February 2015)

Chancellor's Fellow receives book prize

The School congratulates Chancellor's Fellow in History, Dr Alasdair Raffe, who has been awarded a prestigious Scottish History book prize. (Published 11 February 2015)

Award success for History student

History MSc student, Stuart Clark, has won a prestigious award in an annual undergraduate dissertation competition. (Published 9 February 2015)

Scotland's war

The University’s Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea spoke at an event this week (4 February), marking a new phase in the Scotland’s War project. (Published 6 February 2015)