Trips and Excursions

Guided Tour of Fairfax House

On the morning of Saturday, 13th October a group of CECS postgraduate students met on the steps of Fairfax House for a guided tour of the house. The visit was organised as part of the CECS Postgraduate Forum to welcome the new students to York and to provide more context for one of the seminars… Continue reading Guided Tour of Fairfax House

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Awards and Funding

Animals, Apples, and Climate Change: A Chawton House Visit

By Harrie Neal With thanks to BARS and the Stephen Copley Bursary that enabled me to visit Chawton House in September this year. Thanks also goes to everyone at Chawton House, especially Darren Bevin and Clio O’Sullivan, for helping me navigate the library’s collection of Maria Edgeworth’s children’s tales about animals, which is the focus… Continue reading Animals, Apples, and Climate Change: A Chawton House Visit

Partner Projects

William Blake at the British Library

By Elizabeth Potter For the past few years, the British Library has sought out PhD students to engage with their vibrant collection in innovative ways. Interested in intensive and methodical engagement, the Library has arranged themed research projects on specific subjects or collections. This is done to most fully offer practical support to develop meaningful… Continue reading William Blake at the British Library

Awards and Funding

Award Report: Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellowship

By Gabriella Barnard-Edmunds This summer I was delighted to be let loose for one month in the rich collections of the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale. Thanks to their Visiting Fellowship, I commence my third year of doctoral research with a vast array of unique visual material to support my literary enquiry into the role… Continue reading Award Report: Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellowship

Trips and Excursions

Postgrad Forum Away Day: Harewood House

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

Conferences

Conference Report: BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

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