Here is a small sample of the types of research projects that School staff and honorary fellows are involved with.
Mapping Edinburgh's Social History
MESH – Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History – is a path-breaking AHRC funded project that uses data based on addresses and areas to represent historical information. It provides a spatial dimension that enriches and enhances an understanding of the past.
A History of Distributed Cognition
A 3 year project, funded by the AHRC, exploring historical expressions of the philosophical notion that cognition is distributed across brain, body and world.
An Atlas of Hillforts in Britain and Ireland
Funded by AHRC, this four-year collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford will create an online, interactive database of Iron Age hillforts across the Britain and Ireland.
'Becoming Coolies': Rethinking the Origins of the Indian Ocean Labour Diaspora, 1772-1920
This two year project, funded by the AHRC, aims to challenge existing assumptions about 'first wave' Indian migrants. Led by Professor Crispin Bates (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Andrea Major (University of Leeds), it situates Indian indentured labour migration within the broader story of labour mobility in the Indian Ocean region in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
This archive includes a list of historical Research Projects
We have other projects listed on subject area research websites.