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Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Welcome to the Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies

“The staff have been very helpful, welcoming and eager to impart their knowledge.  I have made great friends in my programme and together we've had fantastic opportunities…”

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 award-winning 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 Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies is a flourishing interdisciplinary community devoted to the study of the long 16th and 17th centuries. Find out more about our
MA in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.


Baroque around the clock

Monday 19 October 2020

CREMS Director, Simon Ditchfield, gave a recent Royal Historical Society virtual lecture. The recording is now available to watch.

The Art of Making Money in Seventeenth-Century Potosí (Bolivia), or The Colonial Counterfeiter's Dilemma

Tuesday 13 October 2020

For those that missed the Zoom seminar, the recording can now be viewed online.

'What's Wrong with the Renaissance - curriculum, colonialism and English'?

Monday 5 October 2020

For those that missed the live webinar, the recording can now be viewed online.

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The Cabinet of Curiosities' Colloquium

Papers available on the Cabinet of Curiosities' Youtube channel from Thursday 22nd October.


Making Peace in the English Civil Wars

Department of History research seminar with William White (University of York)


Reading the Passions

Department of History of Art Open Lecture with Sir Nicholas Penny, former Director of the National Gallery and Slade Professor in Fine Art for 2019-20


"Seek you no color for your going": The Ends of Shakespeare's Dyeing Moors

CREMS Research Seminar with Miles Grier (CUNY- The City University of New York)


Imperial Performances: Circumcision Ceremonies for Ottoman Princes, 1457-1582

Department of History Research Seminar with Kaya Sahin (Indiana University)

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