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.
Saturday 17 May 2014
Sound Words, Strange Tattoos, and Unbounded Attachments: Celebrating the Work of Professor Harriet Guest
Registration now open
CECS DAY CONFERENCE
Saturday 28 June 2014
'Portraiture: Exchanges and Debates in the Long 18th Century
Details to follow
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The University of York is offering 60 taught Masters scholarships worth £10,000 each to students liable to pay fees at the home rate entering in 2014.
JOHN BARRELL ELECTED TO PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP. At the Annual Congregation of King's College, Cambridge, John Barrell, Honorary Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature and co-founder of CECS, was elected a permanent Honorary Fellow of the College. December 2013.
AHRC Doctoral funding announced
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. There are 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.
Summer 2013: We are delighted to announce that John Barrell has been awarded an honorary professorship by the University of York senate.
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