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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Introduction to the Humanities Research Centre and to MA study

For new Masters students in Archaeology (and Stained Glass MA), English and Related Literature, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, Centre for Modern Studies, Centre for Medieval Studies


Introduction to the Humanities Research Centre and to MA study

For new Masters students in History, History of Art, Language and Linguistic Science, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Film and Television, Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies


Introduction to the Humanities Research Centre and to doctoral study

For new PHD students in all the arts and humanities departments


Humanities Research Centre welcome reception

All new arts and humanities postgraduates are warmly invited.


HRC doctoral fellowships 2014

Friday 1 August 2014

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HRC postgraduate noticeboard

We look forward to welcoming new arts and humanities postgraduate students at our introductory sessions in Week 1 (see Events). 

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.