Staff are drawn from the departments of Archaeology, English, History, and History of Art


Lively research community - individually and collaboratively explore culture, politics, literature, art and society

Combine your own research with intensive seminar study under the guidance of a leading expert in the field

Fairfax House, York

Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies is based at the historic King's Manor in the heart of York.

Our highly successful MA in Eighteenth Century Studies offers a wide choice of taught and practical modules, and our staff welcome proposals from students interested in pursuing a research degree.


Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Interested in postgraduate study with the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York? Join us for this online event to find out more!

A Sentimental Painting 2018

Monday 5 November 2018

To mark the 250th anniversary of the death of novelist Laurence Sterne, Professor Jon Mee has made a film with the Laurence Sterne Trust and the York Festival Ideas.

CECS, IPUP and English launch major Peterloo retrospective

Thursday 25 October 2018

On 2nd November, CECS, IPUP and the Department of English and Related Literature will launch a series of events to commemorate and understand the notorious Peterloo massacre.

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