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Cordial Spirits: Drinking and Sociability in the very long eighteenth century

Thursday 23 January 2020

Registration now open for this CECS one day conference

J. Paul Hunter Prize winner

Tuesday 22 October 2019

We are delighted that Jenny Buckley (English & CECS PhD student) has won The Defoe Society J. Paul Hunter prize


Thursday 26 September 2019


By a Lady: Women and Natural History in the Americas, 1650-1830

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Lilian Tabois, English & CECS PhD student, has an online exhibition of her recent WRoCAH placement at the John Carter Brown Library

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.

Crusoe at 300 conference report

Monday 19 August 2019

With the words “I was Born in the Year 1632, in the City of York” opening Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, it was only fitting that as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of this work Crusoe should come home to York.

BBC Radio 4 interview with Helen Cowie

Monday 24 June 2019

Helen Cowie (Senior Lecturer in History & CECS) joins Melvyn Bragg to discuss the South American people who dominated from the Andes to the Pacific coast until the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors.

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.

York celebrates The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism

Tuesday 30 April 2019

On May 7th, we look forward to celebrating the launch of 'The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism', edited by David Duff.

The British Academy awards funding to Professor Jon Mee for research project

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Funding has been granted for a research project exploring literature from the early British industrial revolution.

Collaborative PhD Studentship - William Blake’s Conversations: Friendships, Networks, Followers

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Tate and the Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, invite applications from eligible candidates for a full-time collaborative PhD studentship, funded for 48 months by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to commence 1 October 2019.

Beer and Ballads

Wednesday 3 April 2019

See footage of our recent Peterloo at 200 event at the York Picturehouse Cinema.

Patrick Nuttgens & Stephen Copley Research Award Winners

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Gabriella Barnard-Edmunds and Alice Rhodes have won research bursaries to support their research.

Women's Studies Group 1558-1837 bursary award announcement

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Hannah Jeans (History & CECS PhD student) has been awarded this prestigious award to take up a Kanner Fellowship in British Studies at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles

The Favourite: Who was Queen Anne, played by Olivia Colman?

Thursday 10 January 2019

Hannah Grieg, historical adviser to the film which earned Olivia Colman a Golden Globe, discusses the reality of Queen Anne's life.

Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 18 December 2018

CECS students reunite to produce a collaborative piece for the arts and culture magazine Garageland

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