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.


Crusoe at 300 conference report

Monday 19 August 2019

With the words “I was Born in the Year 1632, in the City of York” opening Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, it was only fitting that as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of this work Crusoe should come home to York.

BBC Radio 4 interview with Helen Cowie

Monday 24 June 2019

Helen Cowie (Senior Lecturer in History & CECS) joins Melvyn Bragg to discuss the South American people who dominated from the Andes to the Pacific coast until the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors.

Thomas Almeroth-Williams book on the role of animals in Georgian London published

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Research Associates book City of Beasts is now available.

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