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News from 2018

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

New collaborative doctoral award announced

Monday 3 December 2018

We are pleased to announce a new collaborative doctoral award in partnership with the National Trust on Georgian Paper Traces: Women's Stories, Ephemeral Texts and Hidden Objects

A Sentimental Painting 2018

Monday 5 November 2018

To mark the 250th anniversary of the death of novelist Laurence Sterne, Professor Jon Mee has made a film with the Laurence Sterne Trust and the York Festival Ideas.

CECS, IPUP and English launch major Peterloo retrospective

Thursday 25 October 2018

On 2nd November, CECS, IPUP and the Department of English and Related Literature will launch a series of events to commemorate and understand the notorious Peterloo massacre.

Emma Major to give prestigious lecture at Durham

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Dr Emma Major, of the Department of English and the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, is delighted to have been invited to give this year's Robin Dix Lecture at Durham University.

Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellowship Award Report

Wednesday 3 October 2018

PhD student Gabriella Barnard-Edmunds discusses the success of her fellowship.

Postgrad Forum Away Day

Monday 16 July 2018

Harewood House

A Celebration of Maria Edgeworth

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Former CECS and English PhD student, Adam Perchard returns to York with a production celebrating Maria Edgeworth

Bowes Museum trip

Wednesday 4 July 2018

A CECS and CREMS joint trip report

The Worlds of Maria Edgeworth: Networks, Influence and Reception

Friday 1 June 2018

A conference to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Maria Edgeworth's birth Registration closes 15 June!

Crusoe at 300: Adaptations, Afterlives & Futures

Friday 1 June 2018

Call for Papers for The sixth biennial meeting of the Defoe Society, July 10-12, 2019

Imagining the Impossible: Festival of (Eighteenth-Century) Ideas

Monday 21 May 2018

Several CECS members will be running events across York next month as part of the Festival of Ideas

Prestigious Grants for Small Things

Monday 14 May 2018

Congratulations to Dr Chloe Wigston Smith, who has been awarded two grants in support of her work on women and material entanglements in the Atlantic world.

Alligator eggs and hyena bones

Friday 4 May 2018

CECS student reveals the hidden histories of the women of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Expert Comment: Georgian fascination with conversation

Thursday 3 May 2018

Professor Jon Mee and Dr Chloe Wigston Smith tell us about the role of conversation in Georgian society.

CECS PhD Student makes film for Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Film-maker and CECS PhD student Declan McCormack has produced a promotional video for the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Fellowship success!

Tuesday 3 April 2018

CECS and English PhD students Fiona Milne and Gabriella Barnard-Edmunds have been awarded fellowships

Award Report: Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 Anniversary Bursary

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Madeleine Pelling discusses how this award has helped with her research.

Student Success

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Some of our PhD students have received awards this term to assist them with travel to archives, libraries, and collections that are relevant to their research.

Fictional ‘Facts’: Pirate Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Archive

Monday 19 February 2018

We were delighted to have the privilege of hosting Associate Professor Manushag N. Powell, from Purdue University.

Is Jane Austen really that romantic?

Thursday 15 February 2018

Dr Emma Major discusses Austen's depiction of marriage in one of her most celebrated works, Sense and Sensibility.

Global CECS

Saturday 6 January 2018

CECS staff members attend seminar in Brisbane

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