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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Why Wittgenstein Matters

Royal Institute of Philosophy public lecture by Dr Ian Ground, Newcastle


POSTPONED: Ingenuity and wonder: Books and worlds in early modern Europe

A public lecture in the University's Research in Focus series, by Dr Helen Smith


Movements and Shakers: Complexity to simplicity and back again

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum


Patterning Pattern/Figuring the Decorative

An event involving art historians, mathematicians, chemists, and digital theorists to think across disciplinary boundaries about Pattern and Decoration.


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HRC postgraduate noticeboard

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

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.