School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Subject Areas and Research Centres

The School is made up of three broad subject areas; Archaeology, Classics and History. Three multi-disciplinary research centres are also affiliated to the School.

Student reading

Archaeology

Archaeology continues a long-established reputation built by famous scholars such as V. Gordon Childe and Stuart Piggott.

Archaeology website

Classics

Recent appointments and new programmes have revitalised this traditional but perennially important discipline.

Classics website

History

History at Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of staff teaching and research interests.

History website

The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History is the University of Edinburgh's leading centre for research into the history of the modern world.

The Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History website

Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies

The Centre was established to promote the study of Scottish migration and the impact this had overseas and at home.

Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies website

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The CMRS promotes research and postgraduate teaching in medieval and renaissance topics across the University.

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies website