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The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is proud to host the 2018 Roman Archaeology Conference.

The University of Edinburgh has a long tradition of study of the Classical world, from the University’s foundation in 1582 to the vibrant School of History, Classics and Archaeology today. Roman archaeology is a particular strength of the School and staff from Classics and Archaeology work closely together in this field. Edinburgh now boasts one of the largest concentrations of Roman archaeologists and historians in the UK. Particular research strengths include the study of Roman and Sasanian fortifications and frontiers, Roman and late antique water supply systems, Roman architecture, the Roman economy, the archaeology of Roman conquest in north-western Europe and Iberia, pre-Roman Italy, and late antiquity. Staff in the School also have active fieldwork projects focused on, among other things, Roman and late antique remains in Britain, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, Oman, Spain, and Turkey. The School also supports a growing and active number of PhD students working on Roman and late antique archaeology. We are fortunate to enjoy close contacts with colleagues from Historic Environment Scotland and the National Museum of Scotland, and we are grateful to them for their assistance in the organization of RAC 2018.


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is housed in the William Robertson wing of the Old Medical School and boasts excellent facilities, which will accommodate the main sessions of RAC. The Old Medical School is part of the University’s Central Campus, and is located in the heart of Edinburgh, 5 minutes walk from the Royal Mile and 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station.

Any questions can be directed to the Organizing Committee at

Information about TRAC 2018 can be found here:

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Edinburgh.

RAC 2018 Organising Committee    

Professor Jim Crow (Archaeology)
Dr Ben Russell (Classics)
Dr Manuel Fernandez-Götz (Archaeology)
Dr Fraser Hunter (National Museum of Scotland)
Dr Rebecca Jones (Historic Environment Scotland)
Dr Joanne Rowland (Archaeology)
Professor Eberhard Sauer (Classics)
Dr Andrew Birley (Representative from the Roman Society Archaeology Committee)

More information on the School can be found here:

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