School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Research at HCA

A collaborative culture produces innovative research across our three subject areas

About our research

Our diverse and energetic research culture covers many periods, areas, themes and approaches that unite the subjects of Archaeology, Classics and History.

Research successes

Find out about the funding and professional accolades received by researchers in the School over the past 10 years.

Research contacts

Please enquire directly with the member of staff involved in the project. Please see our staff web pages for details.


Through our research, we engage with a wide variety of audiences for greater social and cultural benefit. Find out how we connect our study of the past with present-day concerns and debates.

Results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has achieved a strong set of results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Research groups

A list of the School's research groups, with descriptions and membership details.

Results of the Research Assessment Exercise, 2008

The number of History staff at Edinburgh ranked world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research and Assessment Exercise, in 2008, was the highest of any university in Scotland and the third highest in the UK, an achievement exceeded only by Oxford and Cambridge. The panel reported that in Research Environment,"the majority of the activity was outstanding, the rest excellent". Esteem Indicators "were found overall to be outstanding", giving a joint overall score of 4* (or world leading) in these categories.