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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.


Patrick Nuttgens Award 2020

Monday 30 November 2020

Holly Day and Lilian Tabois are the joint winners of this year's award.

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.

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Exploring Constellations

A William Blake Virtual "Reading" Group


Book launch: Material Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

CECS Research Seminar with Chloe Wigston Smith (University of York) and Serena Dyer (De Montfort University, Leicester)


Exploring Constellations

A William Blake Virtual "Reading" Group

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