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.


Award Report: Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 Anniversary Bursary

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Madeleine Pelling discusses how this award has helped with her research.

Student Success

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Some of our PhD students have received awards this term to assist them with travel to archives, libraries, and collections that are relevant to their research.

Fictional ‘Facts’: Pirate Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Archive

Monday 19 February 2018

We were delighted to have the privilege of hosting Associate Professor Manushag N. Powell, from Purdue University.

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Seeing Black Women in Georgian London

Jennifer Germann (Ithaca College and Fulbright Scholar at University of York)


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