The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was created in 2002 from the former departments (now Subject Areas) of History, Economic and Social History, Scottish History, Classics and Archaeology (joined 2007) along with the Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars and the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies.

The School has around 100 teaching and research staff, making it one of the largest units of its kind in the United Kingdom.

The School has a vibrant research culture. In History this reflects the approaches of both the Arts and the Social Sciences traditions, in Classics it covers the entire range of classical study, including classical archaeology, and in Archaeology it includes particular centres of strength in Mediterranean, Near Eastern, Prehistoric and Scottish Archaeology.

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  • An annotated list of Italian Renaissance humanists, their writings about Jews, and involvement in Hebrew studies, ca. 1440-ca.1540 

    Bowd, Stephen
    This list, arranged in chronological order by author’s date of birth, where known, is a preliminary guide to Italian humanists’ Latin and vernacular prose and poetic accounts of Jews and Judaic culture and history from ...
  • Survey of Scottish Witchcraft, 1563 - 1736 

    Goodare, Julian; Yeoman, Louise; Martin, Lauren; Miller, Joyce (University of Edinburgh. School of History, Classics and Archaeology., 2010-08-18)
    The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft is the result of a two-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), grant no. R000239234. The primary goal of the project was to create a database of people ...
  • Database of Dedications to Saints in Medieval Scotland 

    John Davies; Eila Williamson; Steve Boardman (University of Edinburgh. School of History, Classics and Archaeology, 2008-09-05)
    The Survey of Dedications to Saints in Medieval Scotland is the result of a three-year project funded by a Major Research Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project is based in the Scottish ...