From newly emerging scholars to world-leading experts, academics pursue their research here individually and collaboratively. As both a place and a community, it allows us to discover synergies in our work across subject areas and creates the conditions in which those synergies can develop and flourish in stimulating ways. It provides a home for interdisciplinary conversation and for the projects that emerge from that and is the base from which we engage in mutually enriching ways with communities beyond the academy. It therefore allows us to enjoy and pursue the privilege of being an intellectual community apart - conducting our research in beautiful surroundings. And it simultaneously inspires us to be an intellectual community engaged - taking the best of our work to the world beyond, and inviting other communities to explore with us the excitement and riches of the world of ideas.
If you’re a prospective arts and humanities postgraduate seeking a welcoming and inspiring place to study, part of what York can offer you is the opportunity to be part of the HRC’s vibrant postgraduate community: we set a premium on providing a strong professionalising training for our postgraduates, a beautiful working environment and plenty of opportunities both to socialise and to collaborate on shared projects.
If you’re a post-doctoral researcher looking for a stimulating intellectual home for your project, or a potential partner from beyond academia looking to make common cause on a future project, do be in touch to discuss possibilities.
If you’re a York academic seeking to develop a grant bid, do make use of the tremendous applications expertise on offer through the HRC.
If you’re a member of the public interested in the life of the university, please feel warmly invited to come and take part in some of our public events.
We’re proud of the dynamic research culture, friendliness and imaginative, forward-thinking approach of the University of York’s Humanities Research Centre and we look forward to welcoming you to it.
Judith Buchanan, Director