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CfP: York C18 Studies PG Forum invites PG students to present. Deadline 23 Nov 2018

The University of York Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Forum invites abstracts for its spring/summer 2019 seminar series from postgraduate students working on the long eighteenth century. It welcomes proposals from any discipline, and particularly from those who take an interdisciplinary approach. Submission deadline 23 November 2018. Further details in Call for papers.


Wed 10 October 2018, 17:28

EMECC welcomes new staff members

We are delighted to be joined by EMECC's first Research Fellow, Dr Callie Wilkinson, who will work on her Leverhulme-funded project, and by Dr Naomi Pullin, who returns to the Department from Cambridge as Assistant Professor with her Leverhulme-funded research project. Further details of their projects will follow on our Research page.

Tue 09 October 2018, 13:05

David Taylor leaves Warwick

We are very sorry to lose Dr David Taylor (English), who has been an enthusiastic and supportive member of the Centre for several years. He is moving on to a new job as Associate Professor of Eighteenth Century literature at the University of Oxford, and tutorial fellow at St Hugh's College. We wish him every success!

Mon 17 September 2018, 18:24

Congratulations to newly appointed professors

Two EMECC members have just received well deserved promotions to professor. They are Kate Astbury (French) and Tina Lupton (English).

Wed 01 August 2018, 12:04

CfP: 'Small Things in the Eighteenth Century', York, June 2019

Small Things in the Eighteenth Century

6-7 June 2019
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
University of York

We invite proposals for papers that address the scale of material objects, in particular the smaller things that have received less critical attention than larger, substantial goods. We are interested in how the scale of things shapes the cultural and / or literary significance of objects and what size might illuminate more broadly about the value and meanings of material culture. Do small things merit different kinds of attention across genres or types of media? How does monetary value, labour and time affect perceptions of the minute? What is the place of the small in scholarly conversations about material culture across humanities disciplines?

Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words, along with a very brief biography, to by October 15, 2018.
Support from the British Academy will cover registration costs and food for all speakers.

This conference is co-organized by Dr Chloe Wigston Smith, University of York and Professor Beth Fowkes Tobin, University of Georgia.


Brittany Scowcroft

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
University of York

CREMS: Mon & Wed (Berrick Saul Building)/ CECS: Tues & Thurs (King's Manor)

Tel: +44 (0)1904 328128 (CREMS)/324980 (CECS)



Mon 16 July 2018, 10:59

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