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 PhD Student makes film for Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Film-maker and CECS PhD student Declan McCormack has produced a promotional video for the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Fellowship success!

Tuesday 3 April 2018

CECS and English PhD students Fiona Milne and Gabriella Barnard-Edmunds have been awarded fellowships

The Worlds of Maria Edgeworth: Networks, Influence and Reception

Thursday 29 March 2018

CECS is proud to announce that it will be hosting a 2-day conference to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Maria Edgeworth's birth.

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The Art of Conversation

Learn from experts Jon Mee and Chloe Wigston Smith about what made conversation tick in the eighteenth century.


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