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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Saturday 1st November 2014

Anglo-Scottish Relations

Details to follow shortly

 You will find a full list of all our events on our Events Calendar page.

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CECS Student, Sophie Coulombeau, named BBC New Generation Thinker 2014.

Funding for MA Students

60 taught Masters scholarships worth £10,000 each to students liable to pay fees at the home rate entering in 2014.


CECS is offering up to four £1000 scholarships towards fees for the MA in Eighteenth Century Studies for 2014-5. See Funding and Money for details.

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