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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.


Bigger 6 | CECS article award winner

Thursday 13 May 2021

CECS is happy to announce the winner of the Bigger6/CECS article award, a prize for the best article from 2020 in Romantic studies by an emerging scholar of colour.

CfP: 'Resilience, Renewal, Recovery'

Sunday 9 May 2021

The University of York's Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and the University of Melbourne's Enlightenment, Romanticism and Contemporary Culture Research Unit is excited to reveal a call for papers for a postgraduate conference this summer.

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).

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Defining a transnational colonial picturesque?- Ireland, Jamaica and Saint Domingue (Haiti)

The annual Copley lecture is in commemoration of Stephen Copley, one of the Centre's founding members.

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