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.​​


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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Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Our Virtual Open Days are the ideal way to find out more about postgraduate study at York.


'Cultures of Consumption' WRoCAH PhD network

A meeting of the 'Cultures of Consumption' WRoCAH PhD network


CREMS Research Seminar

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Anne Coldiron (Florida State University)


CREMS Research Seminar

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Elizabeth Honig (Berkely)

Postgraduate Study