The Centre's Director is Mark Jenner, BA, DPhil (Oxon)
The Centre's Administrator is Sally Kingsley, BA (Courtauld), Dip Cons (Durham)
From its inception in 2005, the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies has been central to a unique cluster of interdisciplinary research centres at the University of York, covering the period from late antiquity to the present.
CREMS provides a forum for more than thirty academic staff and their postgraduates from eight leading departments at York, sharing strong affiliations with the departments of English, History, History of Art and Archaeology.
CREMS offers an annual programme of seminars, conferences and public lectures and runs its own interdisciplinary taught MA in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, as well as supporting the MAs in Renaissance Literature (Department of English) and Early Modern History (Department of History). The Centre provides a stimulating interdisciplinary environment for students taking postgraduate research degrees within the period and welcomes visiting academics.
CREMS is part of the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) in the purpose-built Berrick Saul Building at the heart of the University campus. The HRC is a hub for collaboration between scholars of different disciplines and provides unrivalled facilities for postgraduate study with dedicated space for research students, seminar and meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, and informal meeting areas and coffee lounges.
CREMS collaborates actively with the Centres for Medieval Studies (CMS), Eighteenth Century Studies (CECS) and Modern Studies (CModS) at York, and enjoys close connections with the Borthwick Institute for Archives, York Minster Library, the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, the National Centre for Early Music and the Yorkshire Country House Partnership.