News from 2016

York archaeologist awarded major funding prize

Posted on Monday 31 October 2016

Dr Camilla Speller from the Department of Archaeology has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize worth £100,000

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York arts and humanities ranked 31st in the world and 7th in the UK

Posted on Friday 30 September 2016

The University of York’s arts and humanities subjects have been ranked 31st in the world and 7th in the UK in the 2016-17 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

The HRC welcomes our new Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Posted on Tuesday 27 September 2016

Eight recent York doctoral graduates have been awarded HRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

York filmmaker shortlisted for prestigious national award

Posted on Friday 23 September 2016

A film made by a PhD student in York's department of Theatre, Film and Television has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) 2016 Research in Film Awards.

University historian curates new Poldark trail at Cornwall Museum

Posted on Thursday 1 September 2016

The BBC’s Poldark Historical Advisor and University of York researcher, Dr Hannah Greig, has curated a new Poldark-inspired guide to 18th century collections at the Royal Cornwall Museum ahead of the TV series’ return this autumn.

HRC doctoral fellowships awarded to seven outstanding 3rd year PhD researchers

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2016

The finals of the 2016 Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellowships Competition were held on the 4th July, and fellowships were awarded to all seven finalists.

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Philosophy PhD student is pupils' choice

Posted on Friday 17 June 2016

Our congratulations to Philosophy PhD student Jamie Cawthra, who came in second place and was awarded the pupil's choice prize by schoolchildren attending the University's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on 16 June.

University of York to host first national gathering of the AHRC Commons

Posted on Thursday 16 June 2016

The University of York will host Common Ground, the first national gathering of the AHRC Commons on Tuesday 21 st June 2016 at the Ron Cooke Hub.

University of York develops app for Barbican Centre

Posted on Thursday 16 June 2016

Researchers at the University of York have developed an app which allows visitors to London’s Barbican Centre enjoy a self-guided audio journey.

2016 HRC PhD Poster Competition Results

Posted on Wednesday 13 April 2016

HRC PhD poster exhibition celebrates York arts and humanities postgraduate research

Humanities Research Centre doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships

Posted on Friday 11 March 2016

We are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellowships and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

Launch of a digital goldmine: York’s Archbishops’ Registers online for first time

Posted on Thursday 3 March 2016

The University of York has launched a website that makes one of the most important collections of historical materials to survive in England today available online.

The Star Carr pendant. Credit: Harry Robson
11,000 year old pendant is earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2016

An 11,000 year old engraved shale pendant discovered by archaeologists during excavations at the Early Mesolithic site at Star Carr in North Yorkshire is unique in the UK, according to new research.

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

Posted on Monday 22 February 2016

Deadline for proposals extended to Friday 4th March

HRC grants available for postgraduate projects

Posted on Friday 19 February 2016

We invite applications for funding of collaborative interdisciplinary postgraduate projects in the academic year 2016-17

The 2016 HRC PhD Poster Competition is now open!

Posted on Friday 5 February 2016

York arts and humanities PhD students are invited to produce a poster which gives a taster encounter of their research for a non-specialist audience.

Piecing together the gruesome story of York’s headless Romans

Posted on Wednesday 27 January 2016

University of York archaeological scientists were part of an international team that used cutting edge genome technology to cast more light on a mystery that has perplexed archaeologists for more than a decade.

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