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.


Publication of Jim Watt's new book

Thursday 12 September 2019

CECS & English academic's book on British Orientalisms, 1759–1835 is now released

Publication of Anna Mercer's new book

Friday 30 August 2019

CECS & English PhD graduate's book on The Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is now out!

PhD Student's Prize-winning Paper

Thursday 29 August 2019

Congratulations to Alice Rhodes, who was awarded the Lore Metzger Prize for the best graduate student paper at the International Conference on Romanticism in Manchester.

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