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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.


CECS Celebrates 25th Birthday

Tuesday 15 August 2023

On Saturday 10 June, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CECS) celebrated 25 years since its foundation. More than 50 students and staff, past and present, gathered to mark the occasion in the King's Manor, where CECS has been located since its establishment.

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

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