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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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Events

Tue
3
Mar

'The Birth of Naval History: Audience and objectivity in 18th-century historical writing'

James Davey ( National Maritime Museum) 'The Birth of Naval History: Audience and objectivity in 18th-century historical writing'

Tue
10
Mar

'The sacred and the profane: European oriental scholars and the interpretations of religious rituals

Jan Loop (Kent) 'The sacred and the profane: European oriental Scholars and the interpretations of religious rituals

Fri
13
Mar

Networks of Improvement: British Literary Clubs and Societies 1760-1840

Major 18th-century conference on British Literary Clubs and Societies

Tue
14
Apr

Waterloo 200 Public lecture series

The first of 5 public lectures to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Tue
28
Apr

Waterloo 200 public lecture series

The second of 5 public lectures to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Tue
5
May

Waterloo 200 public lecture series

The third of 5 public lectures to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

News

 Waterloo conf
Call for papers
3-day conference
Waterloo: Representation and Memory, 1815-2015
26-28 June 2015 at the King's Manor


*NEW!*

Fee-waiver Scholarship for MA in Eighteenth Century Studies now available.

For application details see http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/scholarships/wrocahmasters/.


CECS MA Scolarships

CECS is offering up to four £1000 scholarships towards fees for the MA in Eighteenth Century Studies for 2015-6. See Funding and Money for details.


BSECS/CECS: Visiting Scholarship for early career researchers. Deadline 17 Janaury 2015.


Spend a week in residence at Shandy Hall in Coxwold. £500 bursary available for current graduate student.

shandy-hall


PATRICK NUTTGENS AWARD 2015

An award of £500 given by the York Georgian Society. Open to York doctoral students researching in the period.

Nuttgens award (MS Word  , 56kb)


York Graduate Loyalty Discount

the University of York offers a discount in taught postgraduate Masters tuition fees for all Home and EU alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of York.


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.

Why choose York for eighteenth-century studies