News items from the 2021-22 academic year.
Professor elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh
The School was delighted to learn that Professor Mirko Canevaro has been elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
'Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland' now published
The final part of this major project has been published by Edinburgh University Press.
New postdoctoral fellowship
A new joint postdoctoral fellowship between the School and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities has been announced.
Edinburgh archaeologists participate in major ancient DNA study published in Nature
The DNA analysis of nearly 800 ancient individuals suggests a significant Bronze Age migration from mainland Europe to Britain.
2021 Jeremiah Dalziel Masters Prize winners announced
The Graduate School of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the joint winners of this year’s Dalziel Masters Prize.
School staff shine
The School started 2022 celebrating news about staff three members.
New project seeks insights into overseas student experience
A new project, 'Enhancing International Student Experience', aims to understand the experience of overseas postgraduate students.
New Lecturer in the History of Labour
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Sonia Tycko as Lecturer in the History of Labour.
Professor David Breeze awarded Kenyon Medal
The School was delighted to learn that the British Academy has awarded the Kenyon Medal to Professor David J. Breeze for his outstanding international contribution to the archaeology of the Roman Empire.
Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs visits 'Edina/Athena' exhibition
Minister Niki Kerameus toured the exhibition exploring Scottish links with the Greek Revolution of 1821 with its curator Dr Alasdair Grant.
"From these gates of learning": Remembering those who served and fell in the Great War
On the centenary of the publication of the University of Edinburgh Roll of Honour, Professor Jeremy Crang (Professor of Modern British History) takes a closer look at this remarkable document and the University's main war memorial.
2021 Jeremiah Dalziel PhD Prize winners announced
The Graduate School of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the joint winners of this year’s Dalziel PhD Prize.
Charles Mackie Student Initiative Fund 2021/22
The School supports student initiatives financially with the Charles Mackie Student Initiative Fund, awarded annually.
Turf - the ancient way to build a better future
A project led by academics from the School - as part of Doors Open Day 2021 - is showcasing ancient building techniques which could offer environmentally friendly alternatives when it comes to building everything from raised beds to garden walls.
Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz wins RSE Thomas Reid Medal
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Reader in Archaeology, on winning the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Thomas Reid Medal 2021 (Early-Career Prize in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences).
Pompeii tomb reveals ancient secrets
Recent excavations in Pompeii revealed the best-preserved human remains ever found in the site. And History and Classics student Jasmine Khelil was there to help excavate them.
Archaeological field school in the heart of Edinburgh
A brand new field school offers archaeological training in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park.
Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics
The School was delighted to learn that Dr Ashlee Christoffersen has been awarded the 2021 Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics.
Why we need to talk about class in Classics
'Edinburgh Impact' looked at how Classics at the School is tackling a lack of diversity in the subject.
Archaeology staff joins Roman Society's Archaeology Committee
The School was delighted to hear that Dr Tanja Romankiewicz has become a member of the Roman Society's Archaeology Committee.
The School is delighted to announce three appointments to roles within the Classics subject area.
SHCA Archaeological Science Internships 2021
Two archaeological science internships are available to undergraduate archaeology students for summer 2021.
Lecturer in Black British History appointed
Dr Rochelle Rowe-Wiseman has been announced as Lecturer in Black British History within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Gender Equalities at 50
A new project traces the first comprehensive interdisciplinary history of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (now integrated for GB in the Equality Act 2010) across the UK.
Earliest known animal carvings in Scotland discovered
Scotland’s Rock Art Project, including staff from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, examined the carvings to confirm their authenticity.
Linking 'Rising from the Depths' and the Honor Frost Foundation
Funding from the Honor Frost Foundation will create two posts at the University of Edinburgh – a three year PhD position and a two-year Post-Doctoral position, including the Honor Frost Scholar in Marine Cultural Heritage.
Teaching in 2021/22
Key information for new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in the 2021/22 academic year.
New fully-funded PhD studentship
A PhD studentship, with stipend, in Enlightenment Identities has been announced at the University of Edinburgh.
Funding for 'Alice Thornton’s books: Remembrances of a woman’s life in the seventeenth century’ project
Dr Cordelia Beattie, Senior Lecturer in History, and Dr Suzanne Trill, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, have been awarded AHRC funding for the three-year project.
Staff win at EUSA Student Awards
Huge congratulations to Sarah Thomson who won the 'Resilience Award' in the recent EUSA Student Awards.
British Academy success for Archaeology staff
The project ‘Water in Istanbul: Rising to the Challenge?’ has been awarded Knowledge Frontiers Funding by the British Academy.
Princeton success for Classics alumnus
The School was delighted to hear that Classics alumnus Ivan Marić has been awarded a research Fellowship at Princeton University.
New journal launches
Edinburgh University Press will be publishing the Journal of Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (JLAIBS) in 2022.
Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellowship for History Professor
Professor Alvin Jackson, Richard Lodge Professor of History, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Easter closure and support
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will be closed over the Easter weekend but student support is still available.
British Academy/Leverhulme grant for history staff
Dr Jacob Blanc has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme grant.
Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz awarded Leverhulme Research Project Grant
The School was very pleased to hear that Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been awarded a 3-year Leverhulme Research Project Grant.
Prize for History PhD student
Gordon Reynolds, a History PhD student within the School, has won the Bernard Hamilton Memorial Prize.
Double success for Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz
Two successes for the School's Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz - a Royal Society of Edinburgh grant and election to the Global Young Academy.
Professor Alvin Jackson recently took part in a landmark series of seminars marking the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s independence.
School students win in Women's History Scotland Essay Prize 2020
In a year of a record numbers of entries, the School is particularly delighted to announce that three students have been named as winner and runners-up in the Women's History Scotland Essay Prize, 2020.
Book award for Classics staff
Dr Aaron Pelttari has been awarded the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award, 2021.
More Classics alumna success
This seems to be the time of year for good news and the School was delighted to learn of yet another success for a Classics alumna.
Charles Mackie Student Initiative Fund 2020/21
HCA School funds available to support student initiatives.
Award for archaeology student
The School was delighted to hear that Synnøve Gravdal Heimvik has won this year's Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) John Evans Dissertation Prize for best undergraduate dissertation.
Archaeology department success in the Moray Endowment Fund
The School was delighted to learn that five archaeological research projects have just been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh Moray Endowment Fund.
Cambridge-Edinburgh Joint ECR Conference on Modern Irish History
The 6th annual Joint Cambridge-Edinburgh ECR Conference on Modern Irish History took place 28-29th January, hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Classics alumna success
The School was delighted to hear that Classics PhD alumna Dr Alison John has been elected to arguably the most prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UK.
The importance of being Alvin
Professor Alvin Jackson, Richard Lodge Professor of History, has been on television recently and in some interesting company.
Incident on campus: School of History, Classics and Archaeology statement
A statement from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in response to an incident on Friday 11 December.
New book on the detailed survey of one the most famous shipwrecks in the world
The results of a shipwreck survey project directed by Dr Jon Henderson of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology were published this week.
New President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
The School was delighted to learn that former Head of School Ian Ralston has been elected President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowships
A second Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow has been awarded connected to the Honour in Classical Greece project.
New research project on ‘Gender Equalities at Work’ funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council
The School of History, Classic and Archaeology was delighted to hear that a new two-year project involving Professor Louise Jackson will be funded by the AHRC.
Another successful year for the SHCA Student Mentoring Scheme
The School is delighted that its mentor scheme continues to flourish, connecting more students each year with industry professionals.
Dr Jacob Blanc receives two AHRC grants
The School was delighted to hear that Dr Jacob Blanc, Lecturer in Latin American History, has been awarded two grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).