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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The Proposition: The Cognitive Psychology of Music and Language

Suppose music really is a language. What might that mean?


PhD Study at York: Funding Opportunities and the York Postgraduate Research Environment

Considering doctoral study? Come and hear about what York can offer you as a doctoral researcher (PhD student), and receive insider information on how the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) funding competition works.


York Festival of Ideas Fringe Family Fun Day - how to be involved

The call for pitch for activities at the Festival Fringe Family Fun Afternoon on 13 June


The Proposition: Freedom after Neoliberalism

Addressing recent debates on neoliberalism in the humanities and social sciences, this session asks what an engagement with freedom might add to those debates.


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HRC postgraduate noticeboard

Visit the HRC intranet pages Information for staff and current postgraduates  for a full calendar of HRC events for 2014-15, information about funding opportunities and more.