A list of the School's research groups, with descriptions and membership details.
Centre for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies
The University of Edinburgh has one of the largest concentrations of scholars researching the late antique, early Islamic and Byzantine worlds in the UK, and many of these staff and students are in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Heritage Research group
The Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement research group (CHCE) provides a forum for research and meaningful engagement with tangible and intangible heritages – from Scotland to the wider world.
History and Games Lab
The History and Games Lab (H&GL) explores games as a medium for historical research, teaching and public understanding of history, including fostering practical collaborations between historians, game designers, and other practitioners who engage with games.
Heritage Minds Lab
The Heritage Minds Lab is a dynamic, trans-disciplinary and cross-sector ecosystem.
Histories of Gender and Sexuality Research Group
The Histories of Gender and Sexuality Research Group is an interdisciplinary research group based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.
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.
The Medieval History Group covers all aspects of medieval history.
Medieval Medicine List (MEDMED)
An international forum for scholars interested in aspects of medicine, health, and disease in the premodern period.
One Health Archaeology Research Group
The One Health Archaeology Research Group provides a forum to support interdisciplinary approaches for the study of past human, animal and environmental health and the contribution of these long-term records to current global health challenges.
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.
Scottish History Research Group
History at Edinburgh is one of the largest and most distinguished departments of its kind and is home to the oldest established Chair in Scottish History.
Second World War Network
The Second World War Network (Scotland), funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, formally launched in April 2021.