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2016

News from 2016.

Three New Masters Scholarships available in History, Classics and Archaeology

The School is pleased invite applications from outstanding candidates for three new Masters scholarships for entry in the academic year 2017-18. (Published 21 Dec, 2016)

Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships 2016

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate two academic colleagues on their success in winning Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships 2016. (Published 19 Dec, 2016)

Leverhulme Trust awards for History

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology warmly congratulates Dr Ulrike Roth, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, and Professor Donald Bloxham, Richard Pares Professor of European History, who have major grants by the Leverhulme Trust. (Published 13 Dec 2016)

Rare map restored

A rare 17th Century map, restored by the National Library of Scotland, is revealing the close links between Scotland and Europe. (Published 28 Nov, 2016)

Congratulations to our new graduates

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to celebrate the success of our postgraduate students. (Published 24 Nov, 2016)

Doctoral opportunity: The Burn retreat

Take part in a series of informal workshops aimed at providing practical solutions to PhD challenges at The Burn.

Dr Siobhan Talbott awarded the Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History

Dr Talbott has been awarded the prestigious award for best first book of Scottish History, published 2014 or 2015, as judged by the Chairs of Scottish History at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. (Published 22 Nov, 2016)

Seminar asks ‘What does President Trump mean’?

A panel of experts from the University of Edinburgh discuss the transition of President-Elect Trump to President on Friday 25 November. (Published 21 Nov, 2106)

Doctoral students at Irish Consulate

A group of Modern Irish History doctoral students met with Irish Minister for Diaspora and International Development and the Consul General recently to discuss their research . (Published 11 Nov 2016)

Obituaries: Professor Anthony Goodman and Professor Angus Mackay

It is with great sadness that the School learned of the passings, recently, of two former colleagues - Anthony Goodman and Angus Mackay. (Published 10 Nov 2016)

Play based on academic's research

A play drawing on the research of Dr Wendy Ugolini, Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, transfers to Milan following a Scottish tour. (Published 2 Nov 2016)

Postgraduate Open Day

If you’re considering postgraduate study with the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, then the Postgraduate Open Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more. (Published 1 Nov 2016)

Winners of School Scholarships Announced

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce the winners of Scholarships for Academic Excellence and Robertson International Scholarships. (Published 31 Oct 2016)

Lecturer awarded Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology warmly congratulates Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Lecturer in Archaeology, who is winner of a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Archaeology. (Published 24 Oct 2016)

US Presidential election – free online course

The battle for the White House is the subject of a free course from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. (Published 19 Oct 2016)

Professor Alvin Jackson on Brexit at Mount Stewart Conversations

Professor Alvin Jackson has been speaking about the future shape of the United Kingdom in the aftermath of Brexit as part of Mount Stewart Conversations Festival, held in County Down, Northern Ireland. (Published 11 Oct 2016)

Doctoral student wins British International History Group Thesis Prize

Former HCA PhD student Camilo Erlichman has won the British International History Group Thesis Prize for 2016. (Published 10 Oct 2016)

Recent Archaeology and Classics Graduate Wins Global Prize

Recent HCA graduate Alicia Núñez García has won a global student prize at the Undergraduate Awards. (Published 5 Oct 2016)

School joins History & Policy Partnership

The School of Classics, History and Archaeology has joined with History & Policy, and other UK universities, to promote better public policy through a greater understanding of history. (Published on 5 Oct 2016)

Chinese delegation meets with Second World War historians

Three History lecturers from the School of History, Classics & Archaeology were recently invited to lecture on Britain and the Second World to a visiting Chinese delegation. (Published 21 Sept 2016)

Brexit and you: what it means for your community

As the G20 summit brings Brexit back to the headlines, Edinburgh University plans more ‘Brexit and You’ public events, the first of which took place in Leith at the end of August. (Published 9th Sept, 2016)

Crossing the Borders of Sanity – BBC World Service round table discussion

Following on from his four-part BBC Radio 4 series ‘The Borders of Sanity’, which explored the impact and culture of mental health and illness around the world, Dr Christopher Harding will chair a discussion panel on the subject on BBC World Service on 8 September. (Published 7 Sept 2016)

Obituary: Professor Emeritus Edgar Peltenburg

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend and colleague Professor Eddie Peltenburg who passed away recently. Gordon Thomas, an honorary fellow with us, and someone who worked with Eddie for many years, has written about Eddie's life. (Published 6th Sept, 2016)

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 2016-17. (Published 24 Aug 2016)

Online Exhibition: Artisans And Craft-Production In Nineteenth-Century Scotland

Online Exhibition: Artisans And Craft-Production In Nineteenth-Century Scotland available to view. It is themed in five sections; Handmade and Design, Vernacular and Place, Portraits, Workshops, and Trades and Communities. (Published 1st Aug 2016)

The University of Cagliari appoints Dr Mirko Canevaro as a Visiting Professor in Greek History

The School is delighted to announce that the University of Cagliari has appointed Dr Mirko Canevaro as a Visiting Professor in Greek History. He will begin his work there in the Spring of 2017. (Published 18 July 2016)

Dr Emma Hunter awarded the Gladstone Prize for 2016

Dr Hunter has been awarded the prestigious Gladstone Prize for 2016. (Published 12 July 2016)

President of Ireland addresses event hosted by the School

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, addressed an event hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh to consider the life and legacy of Scottish-born revolutionary leader, writer and socialist, James Connolly (1868-1916). (Published 30 June 2016)

'Sidonius' Project Blog launched

The Academic Network on Sidonius Apollinaris has launched a new blog ‘Sidonius in Antiquity and Modernity’. (Published 27 June 2016)

School partnership with National Museum Scotland

Staff from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have joined with colleagues at National Museums Scotland to mark the end of a successful 4-year research project. (Published 22 June 2016)

Scotland's rock art in context; Dr Barnett leads the first major research project focusing on British rock art

Dr Tertia Barnett, will lead the first major research project focusing on British prehistoric rock art, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). (Published 22nd June 2016.)

Dr Grig awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

Dr Lucy Grig, Senior Lecturer in Classics, has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for her project 'Popular Culture and the End of Antiquity in Southern Gaul, c. 400-550'. (Published 13th June 2016)

Dr Harding working with BBC on new Radio 4 series: The Borders of Sanity

Dr Chris Harding is working with the BBC on a global series looking at how culture shapes people’s experiences of mental illness and mental health. (Published 30th May 2016)

Dr Emma Hunter shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize

Dr Emma Hunter has been shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone History Book Prize. (Published 24 May 2016)

Athena SWAN Bronze award for the School

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award. (Published 16 May 2016)

Leverhulme Research Fellowship success

Reader in European History, Dr Stephen Bowd, has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme fellowship. (Published 5 May 2016)

New research network 'Emotions through Time: from antiquity to Byzantium’ launched

A new international and interdisciplinary research network, based at the University of Edinburgh, will examine the interactions between ancient and Byzantine emotion. (Published 22 April 2016)

Young Scholar's success

A third year History PhD student has been selected to take part in competitive forum aimed at enhancing international communication in Chinese studies. (Published 14 April 2016)

Postgraduate success in Jeremiah Dalziel Prize and Simon Fennell Awards

Winners of the Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History and Simon Fennell Award have been announced. (Published 13 April 2016)

Remembering Ireland's Easter Rising 1916

Marking 100 years, Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 will be commemorated with a series of public events. (Published 5 April 2016)

Scholarships for new undergraduate students

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has a number of new scholarships available to overseas undergraduates starting their studies in September. (Published 18 March 2016)

Turf houses kept researchers warm and safe

Archaeologists have put early medieval turf houses to the test in storm conditions. (Published 17 March 2016)

Professor Louise Jackson in International Women's Day feature

Reader Professor Louise Jackson has appeared on a BBC Radio 4 programme. (Published 14 March 2016)

A summary of Innovative Learning Week 2016

Staff and students in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology were brought together for a week of fun and inspiring activities as part of the University-wide Innovative Learning Week 2016. (Published 8 March 2016)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship success

Dr Monica Azzolini, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, has been awarded a top fellowship. (Published 7 March 2016)

Doctoral students launch ambitious collaborative project

Doctoral students in the School have launched an ambitious cross-university collaborative project in the field of Scottisy history. (Published 29 February 2016)

Revealing Scotland’s most important buildings

What are the most important buildings from the last 6000 years of Scottish history? A panel of experts revealed the buildings they believe have left a lasting impression. (Published 16 February 2016)

Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History

Applications are invited for this prestigious prize, the current value of which is £4,500. The award is made for the best first book on any aspect of Scottish History published in the years 2014 or 2015. (Published 11 February 2016)

Crossing the Borders of Sanity – BBC World Service Round Table Discussion

Following on from his four-part BBC Radio 4 series ‘The Borders of Sanity’, which explored the impact and culture of mental health and illness around the world, Dr Christopher Harding will chair a discussion panel on the subject on BBC World Service on 8 September.

Funding awarded for biographical study of Abortion Act

Dr Gayle Davis, Senior Lecturer in History, joins an innovative research project investigating the Abortion Act of 1967. (Published 8 February 2016)