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The University of Southampton
Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies


SCECS has particular strengths in eighteenth-century social and cultural studies.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1689-1762

Our research interests include: aesthetics, performance practice and musicology, gender history, Romanticism, the novel (including novels in translation), garden history, crime, childhood, and slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world.
Some of us are also involved in editorial projects, chief among them being the Chawton House Library Series currently published by Chatto and Pickering. We develop our research through regular seminars, lectures, and interdisciplinary study days.  All individual publications are listed under SCECS staff and Research student pages.

Key facts

Humanities research was acknowledged as being of international importance and impact by the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008).

Humanities are successful in attracting over £2m per year in research funding.

Humanities have received grants from major bodies such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and European Union.

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