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A spot light on two recent online MSc in History graduates

From article publication to beginning a PhD, just two achievements from our online MSc in History graduates

Manuel Fernández-Götz elected to the Executive Board of EAA

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been re-elected to the Executive Board of the European Association of Archaeologists. (Published 25 September, 2018)

Leading American historian joins School as Visiting Professor

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that Professor Patrick Griffin has joined the School as a visiting professor. (Published 24 September, 2018)

2018/19 MSc in History ODL Scholarships awarded

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology have announced the awardees of the 2018/19 online MSc in History OL Scholarships. (Published 21 September, 2018)

Stephen Bowd in Partnership Collaboration Awards success

Professor Stephen Bowd (Edinburgh) and Dr John Gagné (Sydney) will be collaborating on the project ‘Shadow agents of war: Italy, 1480-1530’. (Published 18 September, 2018)

Jim Crow in BBC ‘Ancient Invisible Cities' series

Professor Jim Crow contributes to the final episode of the new BBC history series, ‘Ancient Invisible Cities’, focussing on the water supply of Byzantine Constantinople. (Published 17 September, 2018)

Double award success for Irish History PhD graduate

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to learn that Andrew Phemister, who graduated History PhD in 2017, has recently won two major prestigious awards. (Published 3 September, 2018)

New Senior Student Ambassador appointed

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology delighted to announce Tom Wrench as the new Senior Student Ambassador. (Published 24 August, 2018)

British Academy award for Honorary Fellow

The School was delighted to hear that Honorary Fellow Dr Alison Sheridan has been awarded the 2018 Grahame Clark Medal from the British Academy. (Published 20 August, 2018)

Bumper year for MSc History (Online)

A record number of students graduated from the MSc History (Online) course at the most recent ceremony. (Published 20 July, 2018)

Professor Douglas Cairns elected to British Academy

Professor of Classics, Douglas Cairns, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in the largest cohort of new Fellows in its 116-year history. (Published 20 July, 2018)

Society for Renaissance Studies prize for Dr Sarah Cockram

The 2017 Society for Renaissance Studies essay prize has been won by Dr Sarah Cockram, Teaching Fellow in Early modern European History. (Published 19 July, 2017)

Leverhulme successes for staff

Two members of staff and a recent PhD graduate of the School have been awarded Grants and a Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. (Published 9 July, 2018)

Royal Society of Edinburgh award for staff member

Dr Miranda Anderson joins Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland. (Published 10 July, 2018)

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz new editor of Cambridge University Press monograph series

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to announce that Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz has been confirmed as co-editor of a new Cambridge University Press monograph series called ‘Elements: The Archaeology of Europe’. (Published 4 July, 2018)

History student presents research in hometown

Morna Renwick, a third-year History MA (Hons), will present her Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship research on St Cuthbert at a public event on Friday 29 June. (Published 25 June, 2018)

Dead Images: Facing the history, ethics and politics of European skull collections

A new exhibition and series of events, as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Art Festival, look at the legacy of collections of human skulls held in public institutions. (Published 22 June, 2018)

New EUSA Undergraduate School Representative

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to welcome its EUSA Undergraduate School Representative for 2018-2019. (Published 18 June, 2018)

Award for Atlas of Hillforts

The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland project has been awarded the Esri UK Customer Success Award for Community Engagement. (Published 14 June, 2018)

New research group inaugural meeting

A new interdisciplinary research group on ‘Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement’. (Published 13 June, 2018)

Dr Wendy Ugolini on STV

Dr Wendy Ugolini took part in STV's 'The People's History Show'. (Published 6 June, 2018)

PhD student takes first prize

Mara Karell was awarded ‘Best Oral Presentation’ at the fourth Scottish Student Forensic Sciences Research Symposium in Dundee. (Published 4 June, 2018)

HCA staff promotions

Several members of academic staff within the School have received promotions. (Published 1 June, 2018)

Classics student awarded Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Recent Phd graduate Dr Raphaëla Dubreuil has been accorded an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship. (Published 24 May, 2018)

Graduate student wins Kennedy scholarship

MSc History student Tsiona Lida has been awarded a 2018 Kennedy Scholarship to study at Harvard University. (Published 22 May, 2018)

PhD and MScR retreat at The Burn

A group of PhD and MScR students and staff took part in the School's annual retreat at The Burn. (Published 7 May, 2018)

Historian to receive lifetime achievement award

Eminent Edinburgh Historian Sir Tom Devine has been given a prestigious lifetime achievement award. (Published 1 May, 2018)

HCA staff success at Teaching Awards

The school was delighted to hear that two members of staff won Teaching Awards – Dr Zubin Mistry and Professor Robert Mason. (Published 1 May, 2018)

BAIS award for PhD student

The School is delighted to announce that Bobbie Nolan, a third year History PhD student from the Irish History Group, has been awarded a British Association for Irish Studies bursary. (Published 30 April, 2018)

Edinburgh Awards 2018

Students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology students who achieved an Edinburgh Award were honoured at a ceremony on 24 April. (Published 26 April, 2018)

Models required!

We’re looking for current undergraduate and postgraduate students to feature in School promotional photographs. (Published 20 April, 2018)

Dissertation prize for Jacob Blanc

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that Dr Jacob Blanc’s PhD dissertation won the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Brazilian Section Award for humanities recently. (Published 17 April, 2018)

HCA Awards Success

Its awards time of the year once more, and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology has some celebrating to do. (Published 9 April, 2018)

Dr Ulrike Roth on BBC Radio 4

Dr Ulrike Roth is discussing the role of slavery in the Roman world on BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’ programme tomorrow (5 April). (Published 4 April, 2018)

School’s global standing: QS World University Rankings

All three subject areas within the School have been announced as being in the QS World University top 50 rankings for those areas. (Published 15 March, 2018)

Irish Taoiseach launches new Alvin Jackson book

The Irish Taoiseach, Mr Leo Varadkar, introduced Professor Alvin Jackson at his Royal Irish Academy discourse and at the launch of his new book ‘Judging Redmond and Carson’. (Published 12 March, 2018)

Douglas Cairns elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was very happy to hear that Professor Douglas Cairns has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). (Published 8 March, 2018)

Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland project at American Association for the Advancement of Science conference

Three members of the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland team were in attendance to demonstrate the Atlas to a wide range of interested parties at this major event. (Published 5 March, 2017)

Archaeology academics work published in Nature

Staff of the Archaeology subject area are co-authors on two papers on ancient DNA in the international journal of Science, Nature. (Published 22 February, 2017)

Industrial action

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

'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 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)

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)

Obituary - Nicholas Phillipson

It is with great sadness that the School of History, Classics and Archaeology announces the death, on 24 January 2018, of Nicholas Phillipson, Emeritus Reader in History and Honorary Fellow at the School. (Published 29 January, 2017)

Public History award recognition

The School sends warmest congratulations to Professor Louise Jackson who, as part of a team with Professor Adrian Bingham, Dr Lucy Delap and Dr Louise Settle, won the Royal Historical Society Public Debate and Policy award on Friday 26 January. (Published 29 January, 2018)

Obituary - Gordon Howie

It is with great sadness that the School of History, Classics and Archaeology announces the death, on 29 December 2017, of our former colleague, Gordon Howie. (Published 11 January 2018)

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)