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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.


Call for papers at postgraduate panel: ‘Science, Gender and Sociability in a Northern City c. 1775-1820’.

Monday 5 December 2022

We are delighted to announce that we are now open to submissions from postgraduate PhD or MA students registered at UK universities, for papers which will form a postgraduate panel at the upcoming conference, ‘Science, Gender and Sociability in a Northern City c. 1775-1820’.

Winner of the CECS Bigger 6 article prize announced

Tuesday 12 April 2022

Dr Omar F. Miranda is this year's winner with the article 'The Global Romantic Lyric'.

CECS Director co-winner of 2020 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize

Tuesday 28 September 2021

CECS Director Professor Gillian Russell is co-winner of the 2021 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize

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Continuity, Stability and Prosperity: Eighteenth Century British Historiography in Journal Literature in the 2010s

Join Trevor Burnard as he discusses continuity, stability and prosperity in eighteenth century Britain in journal literature in the 2010s.

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