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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.


Congratulations to our CECS staff with promotions

Tuesday 23 June 2020

The University Senate has approved promotions for five of our CECS colleagues.

Distance Conference 2020

Sunday 7 June 2020

Call for Papers for this CECS International Postgraduate Conference 3-14 August 2020

CECS PG Forum goes online

Wednesday 29 April 2020

All postgraduate students are welcome to join us for a term of events, including seminars, reading groups, William Blake reading group, Palaeography club, creative hours and online socials.

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Distance Conference 2020

The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at York presents their inaugural postgraduate conference on 'Distance' from 3-14 August 2020.


Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World

We invite proposals for this interdisciplinary colloquium.

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