School of History, Classics & Archaeology


News from 2017.

Royal Society of Edinburgh award for 'The Matter of Slavery in Scotland' project

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has awarded funding to Professor Nuala Zahedieh for 'The Matter of Slavery in Scotland' project in collaboration with Dr Sarah Laurenson, National Museum of Scotland (published 14 December 2017).

Access to Doorway 4 until 14 January 2018

Access to Doorway 4 will be limited due to work on the Anatomy Museum Roof from 18 December to 14 January. (Published 14 December, 2017)

Dr Mirko Canevaro wins Chancellor’s Award

Dr Canevaro, Reader in Classics, received a Rising Star Award at a recent ceremony. (Published 11 December, 2017)

HCA undergraduate recognition

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has held its first undergraduate student recognition event. (Published 11 December, 2017)

Study links Neolithic weapons to injuries

PhD candidate Meaghan Dyer and Dr Linda Fibiger have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to identify blunt force weapons from the European Neolithic by injuries left. (Published 7 December, 2017)

School of HCA Scholarships for 2018/19

The School of History, Classics  and Archaeology is delighted to announce an exciting range of Masters scholarship awards for students beginning their postgraduate Masters programme in September 2018.

Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship announced

The only PhD scholarship in the UK devoted to modern Irish history – The Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship in Modern Irish History - is unveiled. (Published 30 November, 2017)

HCA staff consultants on new BBC History series

Dr Paul Addison and Dr Jeremy Crang of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have acted as historical consultants to a major BBC television series made by Wall to Wall. (Published 27 November, 2017)

Professor Alvin Jackson appointment

Professor Alvin Jackson has been appointed to the Irish Manuscripts Commission. (Published 24 November, 2017)

Social Responsibility and Sustainability: First meeting

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is pleased to announce the introduction of an annual, student-led theme in Social Responsibility and Sustainability. (Published 17 November, 2017)

Students’ ‘roundhouse’ models on display in the Student Research Room

Models produced by students of the Archaeology of Architecture and Space, Place and Time go on display in the Student Study Room. (Published 15 November, 2017)

Staff academic activity and publications, October 2017

Academic activity and publications by School of History, Classics and Archaeology academic staff for the month of October 2017. (Published 7 November, 2017)

Meet the HCA Student Ambassadors

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the recruitment of Student Ambassadors. (Published 6 November, 2017)

AHRC doctoral award competition now open

The University of Edinburgh is seeking outstanding applicants for doctoral AHRC studentships. (Published 31 October, 2017)

Publications success for HCA staff

A run-down of publications by School of History, Classics and Archaeology academic staff for the month of September 2017. (Published 31 October, 2017)

New Director of Professional Services

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology welcomes a new Director of Professional Services, Anna Gibbons.

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)

Society success in awards

Two HCA School societies have been nominated for EUSA awards.

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz - Dutch National Archaeology Days

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz has been trialling sustainable building based on ancient lives in Almere, the Netherlands, as part of the 2017 Dutch National Archaeology Days. (Published 26 October, 2017)

Dr Christopher Harding, 'Living With the Gods' on BBC Radio 4

A brand new series examining religion across time and the globe is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4, produced in partnership with Dr Christopher Harding, HCA Lecturer in Asian Studies. (Published 26 October, 2017)

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. (Published 1 September, 2017)

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)

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)

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)

Delmas Award for PhD Student

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Tamsin Prideaux has been awarded a grant by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. (Published 31 July, 2018)

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)

School celebrates graduation of its oldest student

Online History MSc student Matthew Lynas graduated last week, aged 85. (Published 12 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)

Barnson Bequest for undergraduate 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)

Douglas Cairns wins Anneliese Maier Research Award

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Professor Douglas Cairns has won an Anneliese Maier Research Award. (Published 5 February, 2018)

Book prize for Richard Sowerby

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Dr Richard Sowerby's monograph 'Angels in Early Medieval England'(OUP, 2016) was joint winner of the inaugural Best First Book Prize from the Ecclesiastical History Society. (Published 6 February, 2017)

'Honour in Ancient Greece' - Events

Latest event in the 'Honour in Classical Greece: esteem, status, identity, and society in ancient Greek literature, life, and thought' project announced. (Published 14 February, 2017)

Book prize for Judith Barringer

The School sends warmest congratulations to Professor Judith Barringer, joint winner of 2018 Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award. (Published 15 February, 2018)

Industrial action

Information for students on proposed strike action at the University of Edinburgh. (Published 19 February, 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)

Dr Romankiewicz on BBC Radio

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz appeared on BBC Radio Shetland to discuss brochs. (Published 30 Jan, 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. (Published 19 January, 2017)

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.