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


Garden Genius: Architecture, Music and Mechanisms in the work of 
Salomon de Caus (1576-1626)

‌CREMS Research Associate Emanuela Vai (University of Turin) reflects on an overlooked pioneer of Renaissance garden and water feature designs.​​


European Referendum

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Our statement on the EU Referendum.

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.

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Cabinet of Curiosities Postgraduate Mixer

This is an opportunity for MAs and PhDs to ask each other questions, talk about experiences writing theses or applying for a PhD.


Margaret Cavendish, Robert Hooke and C17th satire on science

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Sarah Hutton (York)


The Forming of Gesture: Notes on Luca Signorelli and Frans van Mieris

Dept of History of Art Research Seminar with Andrew Benjamin (Monash)


Making Dwelling in Elizabethan England

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Elizabeth Honig (Berkely)


Where's Wolley? Looking for early modern women's life stories beyond the text.

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Sara Pennell (Greenwich) to be followed by CREMSmas party

Postgraduate Study