School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Pre-2011 news

News stories from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology prior to 2011.



Big thank you to our 4th years

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology would like to say a big thank you to all the final year undergraduates who took part in this year’s National Student Survey.

British Association for Irish Studies award for Andrew

Andrew Phemister, a first year PhD student in History, has won a highly sought-after bursary from the British Association for Irish Studies.

Chancellor's Fellows in History and Classics

The University of Edinburgh intends to appoint up to 100 Chancellor’s Fellows across the University’s 22 schools as an investment in the future of teaching and research.

Classicist James Livingston wins Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Fellowship

PhD Classics student James Livingston has been awarded an invaluable opportunity.

Colouring the Nation goes live

An online exhibition of colourful fabrics from the Scottish ‘Turkey red’ textile industry has gone live.

Crowcroft contributes to PM’s histories

Dr Robert Crowcroft, Lecturer in Contemporary History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, has been invited to participate in a new history initiative launched by the Prime Minister's Office.

Diaspora Centre host Guggenheim Research Fellow

The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies will host Dr Richard McMahon as a Guggenheim fellow.

Dr Budd awarded AHRC Early-Career Research Grant

Dr Adam Budd has been awarded a £200,000 AHRC Early-Career Research Grant, which he will take up at the Houghton Library, Harvard University, 2013-2015.

Dr Crowcroft awarded knowledge exchange grant

Dr Robert Crowcroft, Lecturer in Contemporary History in the School, has recently been awarded a Knowledge Exchange grant to support his engagement with policy-makers and opinion-formers.

Dr Eoin McLaughlin awarded prize

Congratulations to Dr. Eoin McLaughlin, research assistant on Professor Greasley's Leverhulme Trust-funded study of sustainable development indicators, who has been awarded joint-third prize in the Savings Banks Academic Awards, an international competition organised by the World Savings Banks Institute. The award is for Eoin's work on the role of Trustee Savings Banks and the Post Office Savings Bank in the Irish economy in the 1800s. Eoin will officially receive the award in Brussels in October 2012.

Dr Groundwater awarded Research Workshop grant

Dr Anna Groundwater has been awarded a Research Workshop grant of £8,900 by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for a research workshop and follow-on knowledge exchange event, 'Mapping the Nation: representations of Scotland,1200-1707'.

Dr Nenadic awarded Leverhulme Trust Project Grant

Artisans and the craft economy in Scotland c.1780-1914.

Dr Niall Whelehan awarded prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship

Dr Niall Whelehan, currently an Early Career Fellow in History affiliated with the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, was recently awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Research Agency to support a new project on ‘Transnational protest: social movements and political mobilisation across Ireland and the Irish diaspora, 1879-1903’.

ERC Advanced Grant for Persia study

Eberhard Sauer, the University’s Professor of Roman Archaeology, has been awarded a very generous ERC Advanced Grant.

Edinburgh's War - hub launched at Central Library

A unique centre that collates information on the history of Scotland’s contribution to World War 1 was officially launched at Edinburgh Central Library on Wednesday 10th of October.

Film focus on History graduate’s bursary

Jann Brown, a 1978 History graduate, is featured in a University film about alumni who support student bursaries.

Good practice in public engagement

A short film about Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones’s lectures and workshops on Ancient Persia is being showcased by the University as an example of good practice in public engagement.

Hidden Byzantine wonders revealed in new exhibition

A 20-year quest to uncover one of the ancient world’s engineering marvels is the focus of an exhibition which opened on Friday, 9 November.

Historical digital atlas funded by AHRC

A ground-breaking digital atlas, which provides historical mapping of the social, cultural, political, religious, military, environmental, architectural and economic life of a city, is being developed in a project led by Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh.

Immigrant, homeland, diaspora

‘Immigrant’ is not a label people like or want, says Catriona Taylor, Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, after working with Swietlica, a Polish-Scottish organisation in Edinburgh.

Iranian TV interview with Dr Llewellyn-Jones

Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, has appeared on popular Iranian television channel, Manoto TV, talking about his new book, King and Court in Ancient Persia.

Language training for graduate students

The History, Classics and Archaeology Graduate School is offering training grants to postgraduate students who wish to improve their language skills.

Launch of Irish Film Series

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Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence Funding award for Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies

Artist Catriona Taylor and SCDS Associate Director Dr Alex Murdoch have been awarded Leverhulme Trust funding for a one-year residency by the artist based in History, Classics & Archaeology.

Major AHRC funding secured

From September 2012, Prof Ian Ralston and his co-PI, Professor Gary Lock of the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford, are leading a four year study of a major later prehistoric site category, with generous funding (£950,000) from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Major Leverhulme Award for Archaeology

The Leverhulme Research Trust have awarded Prof Jim Crow a major research grant to investigate the Water Supply of Byzantine Constantinople.

Major research award announced

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New Edinburgh editors for Social History, the journal

The publisher Taylor & Francis has announced that Dr Louise Jackson (Reader in History) and Dr Gordon Johnston (Honorary Fellow) will be taking on the editorship of Social History in 2015, when the journal will be based in Edinburgh.

New undergraduate common room opens

The School has opened a new Undergraduate Common Room, with capacity for up to 60 people.

Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust funding

The School of History, Classics & Archaeology has received funding from the Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust to undertake a fascinating oral history initiative.

Owain, Amy and Malcolm win in School heat of 3MT®

PhD Archaeology student Owain Mason, PhD Classics student Amy Bratton and PhD History student Malcolm Craig have won through to the College round of the world-renowned 3-minute thesis competition (3MT®).

Owen Dudley-Edwards receives Honorary Fellowship

The School wishes to congratulate Owen Dudley-Edwards, an honorary fellow with us, on his honorary fellowship with the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. This was granted to him for his contribution to the Scottish literary tradition.

Politics, regulation and heritage management

What does protecting our environmental and cultural heritage have in common with spying on terrorists, or seeking to improve airline safety?

Scholarships won for Academic Excellence

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has awarded eight scholarships worth £7,000 each to third-year undergraduates across its subject areas.

Scottish Government funds major conference

The Scottish Government has awarded £37,000 to the SCDS to help support a two-day conference during the next Year of Homecoming in July 2014 with the title 'The Global Migrations of the Scottish People: Issues, Debates and Controversies'.

Sir William Fraser Chair Appointment

Sir William Fraser Chair Appointment

Student societies to benefit by £1,000 if NSS target hit

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is making up to an additional £1,000 available for its student societies, in order to encourage final year undergraduates to participate in the National Student Survey (NSS).

Study finds dual approach to politics

Britain lacks clarity in its approach to world politics because there is no united vision between Government departments, according to research led by Contemporary History lecturer, Dr Robert Crowcroft.

The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict

We are pleased to announce that as of 1st September the Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars will become the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict (CSMC).

The Irish at War - and some of their Historians

Professor Tom Bartlett, Professor of Irish History, University of Aberdeen, will give the annual Arbuthnott lecture in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, 5pm, Friday 31 May.

Undergraduate Awards success

The School is very proud to congratulate four outstanding students on their success in the global Undergraduate Awards competition.

Welcome to our student interns

From Monday 3 June, three current students will gain valuable, paid work experience within the School as summer interns.

Well done, Edinburgh Award winners!

We are delighted to congratulate not one but 12 of our students, undergraduate and postgraduate, on achieving Edinburgh Awards this year.

Yvonne McEwen in Imperial War Museum link

Yvonne McEwen, Honorary Fellow and Director of 'Edinburgh's/Scotland's War' World War 1 Public Engagement Project, has been invited to join the Academic Advisory Group of the Imperial War Museum.

‘Colouring the Nation’ in the Scottish Parliament

The ‘Colouring the Nation’ project team recently held an exhibition in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, with sponsorship from Jackie Baillie MSP for Dumbarton.