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Centres and networks

The School has a number of Research Centres and Groups conducting research relevant to History, Ancient History, Archaeology and Religion.


Cardiff Centre for the Crusades

We aim to encourage and develop Cardiff University as a focus for research collaboration, conferences and publications in the field of crusading history.

Central and East European Research Centre

Promoting and supporting research into Central and Eastern Europe at Cardiff University.

Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture

Promotes and supports the study of late antique religion and culture from the late Hellenistic to early Medieval periods across Europe, the Mediterranean and Near East.

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

Promoting scholarly and public understanding of Islam and the life of Muslim communities in the UK, with a particular emphasis on sociological and anthropological methodology.

Centre for Medieval Studies

We promote interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages by bringing together specialists from several different subject areas to collaborate in research and graduate teaching.


The Archaeology of Wales Research Group

Archaeology of Wales is one of our major research strengths, revealing more about the nation’s fascinating past across a broad range of periods.

Early Materials, Technology and Conservation Research Group

We are collaborating on projects across periods and cultures, using the latest cutting edge techniques to recreate technologies and sensitively conserve artefacts.

Later Prehistoric and Roman Britain Research Group

Landmark sites in Britain and Wales are among a fascinating range of projects currently being investigated by our leading archaeologists.

Mediterranean Archaeology Research Group

Our archaeologists are learning more about this fascinating period of development in the Mediterranean, collaborating on an impressive range of projects across both Ancient and Classical Greece, Ancient Rome and the Near East including research in Egypt.

Rome and the Sacred

Rome and the Sacred brings together members of all parts of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion with an interest in the long history of the sacred: that is, in holy sites, persons, and objects, as well as encounters with the holy in the form of prophecies, oracles, and visions.