The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies is widely recognised as a leading centre for interdisciplinary research in the long 18th century. The research interests of our staff are highly varied, and we welcome research students from backgrounds in Archaeology, English, History, History of Art and Philosophy.
The Centre hosts a lively calendar of events, and both staff and students are actively engaged in the diverse research community, with the student-led postgraduate forum acting as a pillar of valuable peer support.
York is the perfect environment to study the 18th century; it contains a wealth of Georgian architecture, including buildings by Carr and Burlington, a flourishing Georgian Society which runs a large programme of events, and a Georgian museum at Fairfax House which stages frequent exhibitions of everyday life in 18th-century England. From York, there is easy access to the great 18th-century houses and landscape gardens of Yorkshire, including Castle Howard, Harewood House, and Burton Constable.
Check that your research interests align with the expertise of one of our staff. Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please contact them before applying to discuss your application and potential research areas.
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This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.