Humanities Research Centre

Humanities Research Centre Postgraduate area

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

Fostering research excellence across the arts and humanities

Sensory Stories - an AHRC funded postgraduate public engagement project

Working with partners in heritage, conservation and the media

Taking our research to the local community

Benozzo di Lese di Sandro Gozzoli, St Augustine Reading the Epistle of St Paul (scene 10, east wall), 1464-65

Developing and hosting major interdisciplinary research projects

Postgraduate Study Area

An inspirational place for postgraduate study

A major venue for seminars, public lectures, conferences and debates

The Humanities Research Centre is a beautifully designed space of shared belonging for academics and postgraduates from across York's eight arts and humanities departments. Its vibrant community life provides a stimulating and supportive base for postgraduate study, arts and humanities events and international conferences.  


The University of York has invested more in the arts and humanities in the past decade than any other English university, and the Humanities Research Centre sits at the heart of that investment, providing a spectacular place of interdisciplinary belonging for arts and humanities academics and postgraduates.

But the Humanities Research Centre is much more than a building: it’s a dynamic and inclusive community of those committed to the pursuit of research excellence.

Judith Buchanan, Director

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Literary Ethics: Poetic Humour and Narrative Affect

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum seminar


A Double Sorrow

Lavinia Greenlaw reads her new collection inspired by Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde'. Preceded by a talk on Chaucer by Kenneth Clarke (York). A Writers at York event.


Economy and Society in the West and Beyond

Centre for Modern Studies workshop


Sketching Home: Soldier Art and Souvenirs of the Crimean War

Department of English and Related Literature Modern School Research Seminar with Holly Furneaux (Leicester)


HRC postgraduate noticeboard

HRC Collaborative Postgraduate Project Grants 

Application deadline Tuesday 27th May

HRC Postgraduate Open Forum

Agenda items invited by Wednesday 30th April (please note change of date for this event) 

HRC Doctoral Fellowships 

Nomination deadline Tuesday 10th June