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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.


Distance 2020 features in the Eighteenth Century Theory and Interpretation Journal

Wednesday 23 September 2020

The CECS PG Forum committee discusses Distance 2020, online conferences and reimagining the international academic landscape

Distance 2020

Friday 11 September 2020

An International Online Conference in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, 3-14 August 2020. Read the full report!

CFP: CECS Postgraduate Forum

Friday 4 September 2020

Working on a new chapter? Want to improve your presentation skills? Want to workshop your ideas with peers? Then we would love to hear from you!

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Exploring Constellations

A William Blake Virtual "Reading" Group


William Godwin and Capacity

CECS Research Seminar with Essaka Joshua, University of Notre Dame, Indiana


Exploring Constellations

A William Black Virtual "Reading" Group

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