British Studies Centre, Bardic News, and the Highlands

**********IMPORTANT OSSIAN CONFERENCE 18-19 APRIL 2015************** Emma Major reports: Earlier this month I went to the Highlands to bring a York Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies perspective to the very exciting new interdisciplinary MLitt in British Studies that Kristin Lindfield-Ott (English Literature) and Jim McPherson (History) have developed together with their colleagues archaeologist Simon Clarke… Continue reading British Studies Centre, Bardic News, and the Highlands


John Brewer’s visit to CECS

Sarah Goldsmith On the 24-25th February, CECS and the Department of History had the privilege of hosting Professor John Brewer for two days. On Tuesday night, speaking to a packed room of staff, postgrads and even some stray undergrads, John gave a paper on his latest research project: ‘Sublime Tourism, Neapolitan Science and Counter-Revolution: Vesuvius… Continue reading John Brewer’s visit to CECS

Podcast: launch of the Letters of William Godwin, Vol II

Studies in William Godwin has been undergoing a revival over the last few years. From a position within literary studies as a fall guy to Coleridge and Wordsworth, Godwin's importance to the broader intellectual culture of the late eighteenth century has been reiterated lately by the publication of his diary on-line by the Bodleian Library… Continue reading Podcast: launch of the Letters of William Godwin, Vol II

Anglo-Scottish Relations

On 1 November 2014 CECS hosted a successful day conference on the topical theme of Anglo-Scottish Relations. Prompted by the Scottish independence referendum campaign, the conference explored the cultural, political and social connections between Scotland and England in the long eighteenth century. Our keynote speakers Professor Stana Nenadic (University of Edinburgh), Professor Michael Brown (University… Continue reading Anglo-Scottish Relations