School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our research

A collaborative culture produces innovative research across our three subject areas

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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 projects

Here is a small sample of the types of research projects that School staff and honorary fellows are involved with.

Research successes

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

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.

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.