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

‌‌‌‌‌Spotlight

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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).

News

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!


CREMS postgraduates recognised for teaching excellence

Friday 5 June 2015

Gabriela Leddy, a PhD candidate in History, and Emma Kennedy, who recently received her doctorate from the Department of English, won the hotly-fought YUSU Excellence Awards for PGWT Teacher of the Year and for Outstanding Feedback.


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Events

Wed
19
Aug

3-day Summer School on Embroidered Bindings, Amsterdam

CREMS is delighted to co-sponsor a three-day seminar on the theme of embroidered bindings, taking place in Amsterdam, Leiden, and the Hague.

Fri
18
Sep

Call for Papers: The Early Modern Line

The Early Modern Lines network invites proposals for 10-minute lightning papers on any topic considering the ‘early modern line’, conceived of in the broadest possible sense.

Fri
16
Oct

CfP - The Early Modern World: Near and Far

The Cabinet of Curiosities invites paper submissions for a conference on 'The Early Modern World: Near and Far, 1450-1650'.

Fri
18
Mar

Epistolary cultures - letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe.

This conference will explore the many aspects of early modern epistolary culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth century in its Latin and vernacular forms. It will consider topics such as the intellectual geographies of letter-writing, the connections between vernacular and Latin letter cultures, questions of genre, rhetoric and style, as well as the political, religious, and scientific uses of letters.

Postgraduate Study