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


The Architecture of Conversion and the Early Modern Stage

5.00PM, BS/008 Berrick Saul Building

Abigail Shinn (Department of English, Goldsmiths London)


HRC PhD poster competition exhibition and prize giving

3.00PM, The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building


The Spouting Club: A Workship

4.30PM, K/G07, King's Manor

Ellen Brewster (University of Oxford)


Black, White, and Read All Over: Mines, Mountains, and the Paysage Moralise of the British Press in the Early Twentieth Century

5.00PM, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

Dr Abbie Garrington, Durham University


Emergent Environments: Victorian Medievalism, the East, and the Reform of Cities'

5.30PM, Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Corinna Wagner (Associate Professor of Literature and Visual Culture, University of Exeter)

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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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