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

29 April 2017 | 10:30am – 6:00pm | The Martin Hall

This day conference, “Coins and the Bible,” is primarily aimed at students and scholars of Christian origins and Classics who seek to develop a more comprehensive understanding of numismatics in the ancient world. Renowned scholars from the University of Edinburgh and the British Museum will offer lectures in Hellenistic, Roman, and Jewish coinage ranging from the Second Temple period to late antiquity. The conference will be free for both students and the public, though we suggest considering a £10 donation from public guests. Registration is required and space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up quickly.

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