About the Humanities Research Centre

Based in the beautiful Berrick Saul Building at the University of York, the HRC is an interdisciplinary hub for research in the Arts and Humanities at York.

Kate Giles, HRC Deputy Director

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.

We’re proud of the dynamic research culture, friendliness and imaginative, forward-thinking approach of the Humanities Research Centre and we look forward to welcoming you to it.

Dr Kate Giles, Acting Director



The HRC is a dynamic and inclusive community committed to the pursuit of research excellence.


For staff...

Our dedicated research support team offers expert support to colleagues preparing research grant applications.

For the public...

We are a hive of activity. Find out more about how you can get involved in the life of the HRC.

Contact details

Humanities Research Centre
Berrick Saul Building
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44(0)1904 328097

How to find us


For postgraduates...

For our vibrant postgraduate community, we offer a beautiful working environment, professionalising training, and plenty of opportunities to socialise and to collaborate on shared projects.

For potential partners...

We are a point of contact for finding collaborators. Whether you're working within academia or beyond, do contact us to discuss possibilities.

Jane Moody Scholarship Fund

The founding director of the Humanities Research Centre was Professor Jane Moody.  We have a scholarship fund in her name.