School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Research groups

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

Conflict Archaeology Research Group

The Conflict Archaeology Research Group is an interdisciplinary research forum aimed to study the materiality of human conflict from prehistory to the present.

Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement 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.

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.

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.

Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies Research Group

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.

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.

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.