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


HRC Graduate Training: Ethics & Research With Human Participants

1.00PM, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

Keith Allen (Chair of Arts and Humanities Ethics Committee), Richard Ogden (HRC Director), James Boaden (History of Art)


Ten Reasons to Read Radclyffe Hall

5.15PM, Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus

Dr Hannah Roche (University of York)


Family and kinship in medieval Europe: where are we now?

5.30PM, V/N/123 (Vanbrugh College, University of York)

Matthew Hammond (King's College London)


Myths and Counter-Myths: Interpreting Roman Catacombs in the Seventeenth Century

5.00PM, BS/008 Berrick Saul Building

Ingo Herklotz (History of Art, University of Marburg)


Materials from the Margins: A Seljuq Horizon and Pre-Mongol 'Globalism'

6.30PM, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul

Professor Finbarr Barry (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)

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Departments and centres

Departments and centres‌‌


Resources for staff

Resources for staff



HRC grants available for postgraduate projects

Posted on Friday 15 February 2019

Looking for money to fund an interdisciplinary activity? Apply for a HRC collaborative postgraduate project grant.

Run a fun activity at the York Festival of Ideas Fringe Family Fun Afternoon

Posted on Friday 15 February 2019

Open to postgraduates in all faculties of the university. Closing date for proposals: 1 March.

The 2019 HRC PhD Poster Competition is now open for entries!

Posted on Thursday 7 February 2019

Design a poster about your PhD research. Closing date 1st April.

Research and impact

Research and impact‌‌


For potential partners

For Potential Partners‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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