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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.


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

CECS Student brings 1940s archive interviews to life in film project

Wednesday 15 September 2021

The interviews uncover everything from contemporary working lives to romantic relationships.

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Science, Gender and Sociability in a Northern City c. 1775-1820 Conference

This interdisciplinary event brings together scholars in women’s history, the history of science, literature, theatrical performance, music and historical archaeology from across the UK and the US, to contextualise and analyse the diary of Jane Ewbank (1778‒1824).


CECS 25 Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the 25 anniversary of CECS with us in King's Manor.

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