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Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at Birmingham is one of the few university departments in the UK that draws together Archaeology and the study of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East. For Classics and Ancient History we were rated 10th in the UK in the Guardian 2015 university subject tables and for Archaeology we were rated 8th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.
Classics, Classical Literature & Civilisation, and Ancient History programmes
Taught masters and research degrees in all aspects of Antiquity
Showcasing the breadth of research expertise in the department
Over 80% of research judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the REF
Posted 14 July 2016
For its 50th anniversary, the Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies returns to the University of Birmingham, where it began in 1967. On this anniversary of the discipline we ask what the language of globalism has to offer to Byzantine studies, and Byzantine studies to global narratives.
Posted 06 May 2016
Grant is for the project 'Europe's Lost Frontiers' hosted by the University of Bradford which aims to reconstruct the ancient landscape of Doggerland, now hidden beneath the North Sea.
Posted 26 April 2016
Wei-sheng Lin will spend nine months in Instanbul investigating patterns of economic activity along the region's coast from the thirteenth century onwards. His project aims to analyse the determining factors that caused some settlements to be more visited than others.