The Humanities Research Centre: based in the award-winning Berrick Saul Building

Fostering research excellence across the arts and humanities

Working with partners in heritage, conservation and the media

Taking our research to the local community

Developing and hosting major interdisciplinary research projects

An inspirational place for postgraduate study

A major venue for seminars, public lectures and debates

Humanities Research Centre

The hub for interdisciplinary research and postgraduate life in the arts and humanities at York

About the HRC

About the HRC‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌



Postgraduate Life

Postgraduate students


What's on


“In the Blood of Our Brothers.” The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Spain’s Atlantic Empire

1.00PM, W/N/202 (Wentworth College, University of York)

Jesús Sanjurjo (York)


The Circumpolar World, 1850-1940: From Scandinavia to North America

3.30PM, Jane Moody Board Room (BS/007), Berrick Saul Building

Professor Michael Hatt (University of Warwick), Professor David Jackson (University of Leeds), Professor Jason Edwards (University of York), Dr Meg Boulton (University of Leeds), Martha Cattell (PhD Candidate, York), and Isabelle Gapp (PhD Candidate, York)


Collecting Diversity for Heritage Futures

5.30PM, K/159

Sefryn Penrose and Esther Breithoff


Literature knows no frontiers

6.00PM, The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Theodora Danek (English PEN)


Rethinking the Genius of Grinling Gibbons

9.00AM, The Hilton, York and Fairfax House

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Departments and centres

Departments and centres‌‌


Resources for staff

Resources for staff



Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Open Afternoon - Wednesday 14th November

Posted on Monday 15 October 2018

Book now to find out about our Masters programmes and PhD study in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre pre-show talks

Posted on Monday 9 July 2018

Arts and humanities academics from the University of York are giving free pre-show public talks on the plays being performed at the pop-up Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York

HRC doctoral fellowships have been awarded to nine outstanding 3rd year PhD researchers

Posted on Wednesday 27 June 2018

The finals of the 2018 Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellowships Competition were held on the 26th June, and fellowships were awarded to all nine finalists.

Research and impact

Research and impact‌‌


For potential partners

For Potential Partners‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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