New College, University of Edinburgh
Centre for the Study of Christian Origins


About Us

CSCO is the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh (New College). We are a collection of scholars committed to the study of early Christianity and the world that it was born in. Our interests range from New Testament studies to Patristics, to the world of Late Antiquity, and many of our members have specializations within these fields. More than that, we are interested in encouraging and supporting study in these areas and put on a range of conferences and seminars to this end.

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Upcoming Events


April 8, 2014: Classics Reading Group

Dr Samantha Newington is joining us to discuss Hesiod’s Works and Days. Porteus Room, 1-2pm.

April 8, 2014: Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies?

Prof. Larry Hurtado presents a paper “Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies? ‘Orality’, ‘Performance’, and Reading Texts in Early Christianity.” With responses from Elizabeth Corsar and Clement Grene. Martin Hall, 3-5 pm. All are welcome.

June 11-12, 2014: Jewish Epigraphy Workshop

Our own Dr Margaret Williams will be leading a workshop relating to Jewish Epigraphy for postgraduate students. Margin Hall (all day).