University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is a school within the College of Humanities and Social Science.
The school is located in the William Robertson Wing of the Old Medical School buildings on Teviot Place.
Classics have been taught at the university since its foundation in 1583. The school has the oldest established Chair in Scottish History. Several well-known archaeologists have graduated and taught at the school.
Notable alumni and former staff
Notable members of Edinburgh University's School of History, Classics and Archaeology:
- Lord Abercromby - author of distinguished research on Bronze Age pottery.
- Vere Gordon Childe - first holder of the Abercromby Chair
- Dr Robert Munro - a distinguished medical practitioner who, in his later life, became a keen archaeologist.
- Sir Tom Devine - an academic celebrity in Scotland for his reinvigorating of interest and research into Scotland's past. Knighted for services to Scottish History.