Humanities Research Centre

Humanities Research Centre Postgraduate area

The Humanities Research Centre: based in the award-winning Berrick Saul Building

Fostering research excellence across the arts and humanities

Sensory Stories - an AHRC funded postgraduate public engagement project

Working with partners in heritage, conservation and the media

Taking our research to the local community

Benozzo di Lese di Sandro Gozzoli, St Augustine Reading the Epistle of St Paul (scene 10, east wall), 1464-65

Developing and hosting major interdisciplinary research projects

Postgraduate Study Area

An inspirational place for postgraduate study

A major venue for seminars, public lectures, conferences and debates

The Humanities Research Centre is a beautifully designed space of shared belonging for academics and postgraduates from across York's eight arts and humanities departments. Its vibrant community life provides a stimulating and supportive base for postgraduate study, arts and humanities events and international conferences.  


The University of York has invested more in the arts and humanities in the past decade than any other English university, and the Humanities Research Centre sits at the heart of that investment, providing a spectacular place of interdisciplinary belonging for arts and humanities academics and postgraduates.

But the Humanities Research Centre is much more than a building: it’s a dynamic and inclusive community of those committed to the pursuit of research excellence.

Judith Buchanan, Director

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Northern Nineteenth Century Network: Victorian Studies Professionalisation Day

A professionalisation event for postgraduates with interests in the nineteenth century


The Proposition: Fulbright scholarships

This Proposition session will be dedicated to exploring the opportunities and benefits of Fulbright scholarships


Disseminating Dress: Britain and the Fashion World

A three day conference exploring how ideas and knowledge about dress have been shared, sought and communicated throughout history.


Fulbright Public Lecture: 'Boudica's Daughters: Queens and Nationalism in the Tudor/Stuart Age.'

Visiting Fulbright scholar Carole Levin explores how both Boudica and Elizabeth became focal points for nationalist feeling and rhetoric during the Tudor and Stuart periods.


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HRC postgraduate noticeboard

Applications are invited for HRC doctoral fellowships.  Deadline for departmental nominations: Thursday 11 June 2015. 

Applications for HRC collaborative postgraduate project grants are still open.  Deadline 26 May 2015.