Research groups in History

Information about our research groups and their membership.

Digital Humanities Research Group

The Digital Humanities Group brings together scholars working with digital technologies across the School. Our objectives are to stimulate inter-disciplinary, collaborative research, and widen awareness of individual scholarship in the digital humanities.

Economic and Social History Research Group

Economic and Social History – as a research and teaching unit at the University of Edinburgh – dates back to 1884 when Economic History was first taught here.

History of Science, Medicine and Technology Research Group

The History of Science, Medicine and Technology Research Group (HSMT-Ed) is an interdisciplinary research group based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

Intellectual History Research Group

The Intellectual History research group brings together staff and students from across the School who are interested in the history of ideas, intellectuals, and intellectual movements.

Irish History Research Group

Edinburgh University is one of the world’s leading centres for the advanced study of modern Irish history, with a tradition of excellence dating back over 40 years.

Political History Research Group

Edinburgh is one of the most active centres for the study of political history. Our members research within every historical period (from ancient to contemporary) and within a wide range of geographical contexts, covering all aspects of the subject from intellectual history to the study of elections. Our links with political scientists in the School of Social and Political Science provide interdisciplinary perspectives.