This year, on 21 June, we had our first Postgraduate Forum Away day. Our destination was Harewood House, built in 1759. The finest craftsmen were involved in building Edwin Lascelles’ family home: York-born architect John Carr, interior designer Robert Adam, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and Thomas Chippendale. Photo Credit: Harewood.org Situated just outside Leeds, the Harewood… Continue reading Postgrad Forum Away Day: Harewood House
By Lilian Tabois PhD students Alice Rhodes and Lilian Tabois attended the biennial Early Career and Postgraduate Conference for the British Association of Romantic Studies (BARS). This year the conference was held at the University of Glasgow on 15-16 June, 2018. In addition to speakers from the UK, there were colleagues from Canada, France, Ireland, Japan,… Continue reading Conference Report: BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
Early in the morning of Friday, June 15, a group of intrepid early risers set off for (what we think was) the first joint day trip for CECS and CREMS postgraduate students, organised by The Cabinet of Curiosities. Students were joined by Dr Simon Ditchfield (CREMS), Dr Chloe Wigston Smith (CECS) and Brittany Scowcroft, the… Continue reading Trip to the Bowes Museum
We're gearing up for our celebrations as part of #Edgeworth250, a series of events taking place to commemorate 250 year anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth. Often described as the ‘Irish Jane Austen’ and much admired by Austen, Edgeworth was one of the most commercially successful and respected writers of her time. In addition to… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Tales of Fashionable Life
By Jennifer Buckley This year, I had the honour of being the recipient of the QMCECS/BSECS Visiting Fellowship to support my PhD project on periodical print culture in the early eighteenth century (1700-1760); the research that I am currently undertaking has a particular focus on fictionality and 'false news'. I spent my time in London… Continue reading Award Report: QMCECS/BSECS Visiting Fellowship
Last week, several CECS postgraduate students took part in the Fringe Family Fun Festival as part of York’s Festival of Ideas, 2018. Aimed at children aged up to eleven, the Family Fringe offers a series of activities that are inspired by research being undertaken by staff and students in the Humanities Research Centre (HRC). This… Continue reading Eighteenth Century Fun for all the Family!
Several CECS members will be running events across York next month as part of the Festival of Ideas. The Festival takes place each year in June, and for 2018 has the theme of “Imagining the Impossible”. Taking this as inspiration, we’ve come up with a series of events that explore other worlds, lead participants on… Continue reading Imagining the Impossible: Festival of (Eighteenth-Century) Ideas