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History of Architecture and the Built Environment (HABE) Alistair Fair
The History of Architecture and the Built Environment (HABE) research group reflects the strength of Architectural and Urban History as a broadly conceived discipline at the University of Edinburgh. 

We have one of the largest concentrations of architectural historians of any European university, and a well-established record of internationally recognised research, which also informs our teaching. We carry out collaborative research as well as individual scholarship, and work closely with the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, also based at the University of Edinburgh, as well as with colleagues in other university schools and subject areas. 

HABE is open to all with an interest in the subject: staff, students at any level, and staff/members of organisations involved in managing and shaping the historic built environment in Edinburgh, Scotland, and beyond. Our events bring together academic historians and practitioners, and we have strong links with external organisations including Historic Environment Scotland, Docomomo Scotland, and the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.

Would you like to undertake research-led study at ECA?

We offer a range of research-led postgraduate programmes.

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