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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.


Save the date: Celebrating Hester Thrale Piozzi (1741–1821)

Sunday 2 May 2021

Today marks the bicentenary of the death of Hester Lynch Salusbury Thrale Piozzi (27 January, 1741 or 16 January, 1740 – 2 May, 1821).

Call for Applications: ‘Gothic Women’ Events Fellow

Wednesday 28 April 2021

The ‘Gothic Women’ team are pleased to invite applications for the position of ‘Gothic Women’ Events Fellow, for a period of one year, starting in June 2021.

Launching the CECS alumni network

Thursday 22 April 2021

Did you study with us for a Masters degree or a PhD? We'd love to hear from you!

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Decolonising Research

CECS Research Seminar with Joanna de Groot (University of York)


Celebrity Pornographic Characters and Harris’s List of Covent-Garden Ladies

CECS Research Seminar with Amelia Dale (SUIBE, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics)

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