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, and History of Art . 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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Fifth Anglo-Italian Eighteenth-Century conference

Anglo-Italian politics in the 18th Century


Difficult Women 1680-1830

CECS day conference: Difficult Women


Call for Papers

Fairfax House Symposium
Retail Realms: Shops, shoppers and shopping in 18th-century Britain, c. 1680-1830
22-23 October 2015

Postgraduate Study

Thinking of taking an MA?

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

 Or maybe you are considering an MA by Research, MPhil, or PhD?

Explore our staff pages to see the wide range of interests and expertise among our staff, or email us at cecs1@york.ac.uk to discuss your ideas.