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.


Upcoming Events

14, 15, and 17 March: Croall Lectures with Beverly Gaventa. Registration is required and can be done via these links: First Lecture, Second Lecture, and Third Lecture.

21 March: **Postponed** Ken Dark on the archaeology of first-century Nazareth

4 April: Annual Kennedy-Wright Lecture by Catrin Williams. Details Here


25 April: John Penniman talk on early Christian medical rituals

8 May: Book launch for Suzanna Millar, Katharine Dell, and Arthur Jan Keefer, Cambridge Companion to Biblical Wisdom Literature (CUP, 2022)