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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

REF2021 confirms growth in HCA research power.

The national assessment of research performance has reported a huge growth of research power in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

The Missing Dead app

How technology is being used to connect children with the past.

Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for

Research led by Professor Andrea Dolfini and Isabella Caricola has shown Bronze Age daggers were used to process animal carcasses.