The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies was founded in 1996 at the University of York and is based at the historic King's Manor in the heart of the city. Its staff members are drawn from the departments of Archaeology, English, History, History of Art and Philosophy. The Centre has a lively research community within which students can individually and collaboratively pursue their interests in the history, culture, politics, literature, art, and society of the period.
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Congratulations to Adam Perchard and Ruth Scobie for organising a wonderful 2-day conference and festival, Encounters, Affinities, Legacies: the Eighteenth Century in the present Day. We are putting some photos of the day up on the conference website.
Professor Harriet Guest has been awarded an honorary visiting professorship for the Autumn term 2013 at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales.
June 2013: We are delighted to announce that John Barrell has been awarded an honorary professorship by the University of York senate.
CECS is delighted to announce the appointment from October 2013 of Professor Jon Mee. More
CECS warmly welcomes Richard Johns, who is to join History of Art/CECS in October. More
CECS student wins Patrick Nuttgens award
More success for CECS student, Sophie Coulombeau.
CECS PhD Student, Ruth Scobie, wins prestigious Keats-Shelley Prize
Open Afternoon: Come along to our open afternoon on Wednesday 20 November to find out more about postgraduate study at York.
Have a look at our highly successful MA in Eighteenth Century Studies
Going to CECS for postgraduate study was one of the best decisions of my life. The superb teaching and collegial research environment stimulated, challenged and inspired me
DH, English Lecturer