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



Virtual Exhibition: 
Translating Christianity

‌Explore the York Minster Library exhibition, curated by Beth Richardson to accompany the 54th Annual Conference of the Ecclesiastical History Society (President: Simon Ditchfield, York History).


Premier of 'Tudor Trilogy'

Tuesday 18 August 2015

The Cabinet of Curiosities premiers an original play 'Tudor Trilogy: The Adventures of Elizabeth I and her Father, Henry VIII' written by visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Carole Levin.

CREMS postgraduates awarded AHRC International Placement Scheme Fellowships

Tuesday 30 June 2015

Congratulations to CREMS postgraduates Elizabeth Biggs (History) and Anna Reynolds (English) who have been awarded prestigious AHRC International Placement Scheme Fellowships.

Latest PhD success

Monday 22 June 2015

Warm congratulations to Christine Knaack, the latest of our doctoral candidates to pass her viva with flying colours!

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Cabinet of Curiosities - One Day Conference 'The Early Modern World: Near and Far, 1450 - 1650'

The Cabinet of Curiosities, in association with the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the University of York, is hosting a one-day inter-disciplinary conference which explores the concepts and ideas that existed in the early modern world and its implications with the wider world.


Wars and Lechery: Fletcher and the Archive

This paper will consider the uses of archival material in the study of Jacobean drama, in the context of new approaches to life-writing in early modern studies.


CREMS Seminar - The 'Marriage Bed'.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Jonathan Foyle to deliver a CREMS Research Seminar. Jonathan is an architectural historian, broadcaster and advocate for heritage sites and Visiting Professor in Conservation, University of Lincoln.


CREMS Research Seminar - 'Theatre and News Culture: Dramatizing the News in Royalist Pamphlet Plays of 1648-49.'

We are delighted to welcome Dr Lena Steveker, Saarland University to deliver a CREMS Research Seminar on Royalist Pamphlet Plays of 1648 - 49.


CREMS Seminar - 'A Portrait of the Renaissance Venetian Artist as a Young Man: Jacopo Bellini and a Twenty-First-Century Approach to the Artist's Monograph.'

CREMS is delighted to welcome Daniel Wallace Maze who will talk about the establishment of the Bellini Workshop in San Geminiano.


Seminar and CREMSmas Party

We are delighted to welcome Prof Stuart Carroll to deliver the final CREMS Research Seminar of the Autumn term.

Postgraduate Study