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


3-day international conference
Waterloo: Representation and Memory, 1815-2015
26-28 June 2015 at the King's Manor
Registration now available

Call for Papers

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

Funding News


CECS MA Scholarships

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.

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.