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Staff are drawn from the departments of Archaeology, English, History, and History of Art


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Combine your own research with intensive seminar study under the guidance of a leading expert in the field

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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 Research Associate Yusuke Wakazawa

Thursday 8 April 2021

Former PhD student Yusuke Wakazawa has been appointed in permanent role at Keio University as an Assistant Professor of English.

Blake, zines, and gouda cheese: an interview with Max Reeves

Monday 22 March 2021

As part of her research into Blake’s legacy in the realm of independent and self-publishing, PhD student Caroline Ritchie recently spoke to photographer, publisher, and activist Max Reeves.

Patrick Nuttgens Award 2021

Thursday 4 March 2021

Congratulations to Katie Crowther and Gemma Shearwood, winners of this year's Nuttgens award!

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CECS Research Seminar with Sophie Coulombeau and Katie Crowther (University of York)


Merchants and Crises: The Bristol Sugar Market during the French Revolutionary Wars

CECS Postgraduate Forum with Peter Buckles (University of Liverpool)


Celebrity Pornographic Characters and Harris’s List of Covent-Garden Ladies

CECS Research Seminar with Amelia Dale (SUIBE, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics)

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