School of Divinity news articles from 2019.

Dr Mark Harris, our Senior Lecturer in Science and Religion, has collaborated in empirical research which has just been published in Nature Physics.

Dr Mark Harris has been awarded a grant from the Issachar Fund for a project on the 'Theology of the Quantum World.'

French discovery channel RMC Découverte is interviewing Professors Helen Bond and Larry Hurtado for a documentary about St Peter.

A research project led by Dr Hannah Holtschneider has produced a series of short films, ‘Points of arrival,’ each telling the story of a 19th/20th century Jewish immigrant.

The School is the first Theology and Religious Studies department in the UK to achieve Silver, after securing the first Bronze in 2014.

PhD candidate Nico Brice-Bennett has been awarded funding from the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) for fieldwork in Tanzania.

Research led by Dr Emma Wild-Wood has uncovered fresh insights into the life of influential Ugandan evangelist, Apolo Kivebulaya (1870-1933).

We would like to hear your views on our potential new on-campus Masters programmes: MSc Ancient Mediterranean Religions and MSc/MTh Literature and Religions.

The School of Divinity is launching a Scottish Network for Religion and Literature with a symposium, 22 January 2020.

Dr Laura Mair’s research on evangelical Christian schools for poor Victorian children is being published in a book.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has conferred the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation on Professor Mona Siddiqui.

Which are the most popular research publications produced by Divinity staff?

Dr Linden Bicket has won a coveted place on the University's MediaTalent scheme.

Professor Mona Siddiqui has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science.

On the 50th anniversary of the historic decision by the Church of Scotland to ordain women as ministers, our alumna Rev Susan Brown becomes Moderator. In this interview, we talk about her experiences at New College and her hopes for the year ahead.

Reverend Torrance, Honorary Professor in Early Christian Doctrine, has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

The East Asian Society of Scientific Study of Religion (EASSSR) has awarded its 2019 essay prize to PhD candidate Calida Chu.

Radical new reports by Professor David Fergusson and Dr Sandy Forsyth, commissioned by the Church of Scotland, will be considered by the General Assembly when it meets at New College, 18-24 May 2019.

Cameron Clausing and Gregory Parker’s version of Herman Bavinck’s The Sacrifice of Praise will be available in print 1 June 2019.

PhD candidate Nuam Hatzaw has won an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) doctoral training award through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH).

As chair of the Church of Scotland’s Special Commission on Structural Reform, Professor Fergusson has been in the news.

Our Distance option allows international students to study part-time for a PhD from their home country, as long as they visit Edinburgh at key stages.

In contrast to their infamous Irish counterparts, early Scottish Magdalene Asylums aimed to reform rather than punish, says PhD candidate Jowita Thor in a paper published by Studies in Church History.

A collaborative project led by Dr Arkotong Longkumer could be the first step on the road to greater understanding of the ‘magical’ notebooks of teenage Indian activist and prophetess, Gaidinliu.

MTheol student Sam Davidson was awarded the title of Best Pitcher in a ‘Battle for Britain’ tournament in Kent, 25-27 May 2019.

Dr Hannah Holtschneider’s new biography of Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches explores a period of dynamic change for the ‘tartanised’ and incoming Jews escaping from war.

Dr Mark Harris and Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie have won funding from the John Templeton Foundation for a major international research project, God and the Book of Nature.

Rev Professor Fergusson has been appointed Dean of the Chapel Royal and Dean of the Order of the Thistle.

Congratulations to all our students who graduated today and to all those undergraduates who have been awarded prizes by the School of Divinity.

Dr Arkotong Longkumer has been awarded funding from the Edinburgh Futures Institute to digitise an important archive about the Naga conflict in North East India.

The School of Divinity’s historic refectory, the Rainy Hall, is opening its kitchen doors to a dynamic enterprise that’s as well known for its social conscience as its soup and sandwiches.

In a lively panel session chaired by Professor Jolyon Mitchell, Bogside mural artists Tom Kelly and Kevin Hasson, exhibition curator Dr Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, former Director of Mediation Northern Ireland Brendan McAllister and Law Professor Christine Bell explored the question: can art help people to process a painful and violent past?

The first lecture of the School’s academic year will be followed by a reception to mark the re-opening of the Rainy Hall following eight months of restoration.

In his recent paper, Big data and the Facebook scandal, Dr Michael Fuller suggests that theologians, churches and other religious institutions can help to address some of the ethical challenges arising from the mass harvesting, analysis and selling of online data.

Dr Ulrich Schmiedel has become a Fellow (FHEA), and Dr Naomi Appleton and Dr Anja Klein have become Senior Fellows (SFHEA) of the Higher Education Academy, demonstrating their commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience.

An interdisciplinary group of Edinburgh academics has launched a research network which focuses on Buddhism in different contexts within culture and society.

New College students already play a lead role in the community gardening project - now the Church of Scotland seeks volunteers to support homeless people, too.

Professor Stewart J Brown has written a religious biography of pioneering 19th century journalist William Thomas Stead, whose editor's desk was his pulpit.

Our ‘Gratitude: Christian and Muslim Perspectives’ project is offering £500 to each of the two grassroots charities in Bradford and Leeds that can best demonstrate how gratitude is central to their work.

Work by PhD candidates, Nico Brice-Bennett, Nuam Hatzaw, Alec Simpson, Jo Thor and Dingjian Xie has been captured online in a poster blog.

The School of Divinity is introducing three new awards to recognise students who have contributed the most to New College, the city of Edinburgh, or the promotion of Theology and Religious Studies, outside their academic work.

Josep A Martí i Bouis has shared his passion for Christian mission in this month’s edition of the Church of Scotland's magazine.

The Revd Dr Peter Jupp has been given a lifetime achievement award by the Association for the Study of Death in Society (ASDS).

The Very Rev Professor David Fergusson has started his new duties as Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland and Dean of the Order of the Thistle.

As the deadline for Theology in Scotland’s 2019 Fraser essay competition approaches, we ask last year’s winner why he took part.

It is with tremendous sadness that we pass on the news that our friend and colleague Professor Larry Hurtado has died.

The School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) are pleased to announce the recipient of the Issachar Fund Art Prize.

A group of Divinity student volunteers called SERVE has been supporting local people through social action and mission.

Dr Naomi Appleton and Dr Chris Clark have developed a free online searchable database of jātakas - stories of the Buddha’s past lives - in Indian texts and art.

Students Jo Thor, Rachel Frost, Sofanit Abebe and Jessie Fubara-Manuel have been recognised for their contributions to our School, community or subject area.