About us

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 and Egypt. Our department is ranked in the Top 10 in all three major UK league tables: the Complete University Guide 2019, the Guardian University Guide 2019, and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Students in a seminar in the CAHA library

Academic staff here offer a wide range of expertise in the history, culture, archaeology and languages of the ancient world.

Teaching and research in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at Birmingham covers a vast range of interdisciplinary topics from life in Pharonic Egypt to the study of Greek love poetry to slavery in Greece and Rome, to age and ageing at Rome, to mapping the ancient city, to studies of Egyptian, Greek and Roman religion, to the Christianisation of society in Late Antiquity, to Classics and film to the reception of the classical world and cultural memory – these are but a few of the subjects we focus on.