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


The Cabinet of Curiosities is CREMS's postgraduate-led forum, organising everything from workshops and conferences to dramatic readings, days out, and more.
Forthcoming events include a seminar on Queens' marginalia, a workshop on miracles and the divine, and a trip to the wonderful Bolsover Castle.


Major AHRC Grant, 'Remembering the Reformation'

Friday 22 May 2015

Professor Brian Cummings has been awarded AHRC funding for a major project on "Remembering the Reformation". The full value of the award is £831,000 shared between the universities of York and Cambridge.

Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini in new Gesualdo theatre project

Monday 18 May 2015

Reader in Music Robert Hollingworth and his vocal ensemble I Fagiolini have just unleashed a major new project designed to bring audiences the intensity of the avant-garde music of Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo.

CREMS welcomes new Marie Curie Fellow

Friday 1 May 2015

Dr Stefan Bauer will be joining the History Department for two years from 1st September 2015. He will be working closely with Professor Simon Ditchfield on the project: ‘History and Theology: the Creation of Disinterested Scholarship from Dogmatic Stalemate (ca. 1525-1675)’.

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The Book in the Renaissance

Explore some old ways of looking at new books...


Fulbright Public Lecture: 'Boudica's Daughters: Queens and Nationalism in the Tudor/Stuart Age.'

Visiting Fulbright scholar Carole Levin explores how both Boudica and Elizabeth became focal points for nationalist feeling and rhetoric during the Tudor and Stuart periods.


Tudor Trilogy: The Adventures of Elizabeth I & Her Father, Henry VIII”

The Cabinet of Curiosities, brings you a series of plays written by visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Carole Levin.

Postgraduate Study