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School of History, Classics
and Archaeology

School of History, Classics
and Archaeology

Where the past informs our future.

Explore and discover the past to shape your future

Located in the vibrant capital of the North East of England and on the edge of the Roman Empire, Newcastle University offers a unique setting for historians, archaeologists, classicists and ancient historians to work together, studying the past to inform the future. Our expertise covers all regions and time periods of human history. Specialise in a particular area or examine global impacts of human behaviour.  

Vibrant and supportive community

We are one of the few departments that bring together historical studies from three major disciplines. Our research is collaborative, inter-disciplinary and world-leading as we work together to address global challenges.  

Based in the beautiful and historic Armstrong Building, all members of our community share a passion for a deeper understanding of the human past. We offer a safe and supportive environment for all members conduct their research and learning as well as regularly hosting events to which all are welcomed.

Our Latest News

CWGC Non-Commemoration Report

A report into the historical inequalities in the commemoration of British Empire soldiers from World War I and World War II has been published by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Funding boost for cutting edge archaeological research

The Newcastle Material Culture Analytical Suite (NeMCAS) will be equipped with new facilities for materials analysis, providing students, researchers and community partners access to world-class research facilities.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

Netflix's new show 'Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan' premiers, starring School of History, Classics and Archaeology's Dr Philip Garrett.