Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Welcome to the Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies

A flourishing interdisciplinary community devoted to the study of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries

MA students, Castle Howard visit

Bringing together faculty and postgraduates from a wider range of disciplines than any other university in the UK

Humanties Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building

The Centre has its own dedicated space in the newly built Berrick Saul Building

Postgraduate study area, Humanities Research Centre

CREMS is part of the University of York's Humanities Research Centre

Well placed for research into the rich archival and cultural resources found in and around York

A lively programme of seminars and conferences attracting scholars of international standing


Over His Dead Body
To mark the occasion of Richard's reinterment on March 26, 2015, we invite paper proposals that explore the significance of the Shakespearean dead body on page, stage and screen.

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Superb REF results for York Arts and Humanities

Thursday 18 December 2014

CREMS' parent departments rule the roost in this authoritative research assessment, which measures the quality of publications, the social and cultural impact of research, and the research environment.

Brian Cummings wins Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Award

Friday 5 December 2014

Professor Brian Cummings has been awarded the Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Award for the best recent book in English Renaissance Studies.

Best Architectural History Book Award for Anthony Geraghty

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Anthony Geraghty has been awarded the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion for best architectural history book by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB).

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The Carnival Band: Scandal, Sensation and Sweet Musick

Join Professor Christopher Marsh (presenter), Vivien Ellis (singer), and Folkestra for an evening in the tabloid world of the seventeenth-century ballad.


Magic and Intellectual History

A one-day symposium charting the relationship between early modern natural philosophy, religion, and magic

Postgraduate Study



Time and Early Modern Thought
10 May 2014
Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Thomas Browne Seminar: Classical Philosophers in 17th-century English Thought
28 May 2014

Godly Governance c.1500-1750
27-28 June
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