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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.


CECS Dissertation Prize

Monday 23 November 2020

Congratulations to Rachel Feldberg who has won the 2019-20 Dissertation Prize for the highest mark in her MA in Eighteenth Century Studies cohort.

Capability Brown, Royal Gardener: the Business of Place-Making in Northern Europe

Monday 9 November 2020

CECS and Archaeology academic, Professor Jonathan Finch, co-edits a new book on the famed landscaper.

Publication News! Material Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Nation of Makers

Thursday 8 October 2020

Congratulations to CECS and Department of English and Related Literature academic, Chloe Wigston Smith, on the publication of her new book, which is co-edited with Serena Dyer (De Montfort University).

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Transformation of Royal Progresses and Royal Image in Britain, 1760-1830

CECS Postgraduate Forum with Paige Emerick (University of Leicester)


Exploring Constellations

A William Blake Virtual "Reading" Group


Pro Bono Publico: James Ashley, Punch and the Alcoholic Drinks Trade in Eighteenth-Century London

CECS Postgraduate Forum with Tyler Rainford (University of Bristol)

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