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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HRC Graduate Training: Applying for an HRC project grant

HRC collaborative interdisciplinary postgraduate project grants: what you can apply for and how to put together a persuasive funding application. For all arts and humanities postgraduates who will be at York in 2015-16.


HRC graduate training: Presenting a conference paper

Presenting a conference paper: ideas and advice to help confidence and delivery


HRC graduate training: Professional protocols in academia

Tips for postgraduates on how to navigate some of the unspoken protocols in professional academia to help you contribute best to, and potentially get the most from, the academic world.


HRC graduate training: Getting published

For all interested arts and humanities postgraduates


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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.