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

Developing and hosting major interdisciplinary research projects

An inspirational place for postgraduate study

A major venue for serminars, public lectures and debates

Humanities Research Centre

The hub for interdisciplinary research and postgraduate life in the arts and humanities at York

About the HRC

About the HRC‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌



Postgraduate Life

Postgraduate students


For the public

For the public


What's on


Dickens's Early Sketches

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Paul Schlicke (Aberdeen).


Introduction to the Humanities Research Centre and to Masters study

For new Masters students in Archaeology, History, History of Art, Centre for Medieval Studies, Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.


Introduction to the Humanities Research Centre and to Masters study

For new Masters students in English and Related Literature, Language and Linguistic Science, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Film and Television, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, Centre for Modern Studies

View more events

Contact details

Humanities Research Centre
Berrick Saul Building
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44(0)1904 328097

How to find us

Departments and centres

Departments and centres‌‌


Resources for staff

Resources for staff


For potential partners

For Potential Partners‌‌‌‌‌‌‌


York filmmaker shortlisted for prestigious national award

Posted on Friday 23 September 2016

A film made by a PhD student in York's department of Theatre, Film and Television has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) 2016 Research in Film Awards.

University historian curates new Poldark trail at Cornwall Museum

Posted on Thursday 1 September 2016

The BBC’s Poldark Historical Advisor and University of York researcher, Dr Hannah Greig, has curated a new Poldark-inspired guide to 18th century collections at the Royal Cornwall Museum ahead of the TV series’ return this autumn.

HRC doctoral fellowships awarded to seven outstanding 3rd year PhD researchers

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2016

The finals of the 2016 Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellowships Competition were held on the 4th July, and fellowships were awarded to all seven finalists.

Research and impact‌‌

Research and impact


Postdoctoral researchers

Postdoctoral researchers


Twitter updates