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.


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.

German Historical Society Bursary Winner

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Kurt Baird (History and CECS PhD student) has been awarded a bursary to visit the War Archive in Vienna

Radio 4 interview with CECS Director

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Catriona Kennedy sheds light on the destructive Gordon Riots in a Radio 4 interview.

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Prudence or Pathology? The Figure of the Miser in the Eighteenth-Century Money It-Narrative

CECS Postgraduate Forum with Charmaine Falzon (Queen Mary University of London)


Crusoe at 300: Adaptations, Afterlives & Futures

The sixth biennial meeting of the Defoe Society


A Contemporary Robinsonade

Peter Robinson (University of Reading) reads from The Constitutionals: A Fiction (2019) and discusses the praxis of adaptation

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