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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The exhibition The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Religious Dispute in Early Modern Europe is now available on an interactive website.

The physical exhibition curated by Dr Stefan Bauer and Bethany Hume (York) was on display at the Old Palace, York Minster 15 November - 15th December 2016 and showcased the collections of the York Minster library, examining the role of religious polemic in the early modern period.  

News

SCSC Roland Bainton Prize for Reference Works

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Congratulations to CREMS members Kevin Killeen and Helen Smith along with Rachel Willie (John Moores) whose recent publication has been awarded the Roland H. Bainton Prize (for Reference Works) by the Council of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference.


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.


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Events

Fri
3
Mar

At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic c.1400-1600

This interdisciplinary conference hosted by the History of Art department will question, examine and explore the significance of domestic encounters 'at close quarters'.

Thu
9
Mar

Reflections on Reflections: The Pictorial Lessons of Mirrors in Vasari’s Lives.

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Douglas Biow (Austin,Texas)

Mon
13
Mar

'Choosing the Elect: Fifth Monarchists and the Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narrative'

CREMS 'Brown Bag Lunch' Seminar with CREMS visiting scholar Belinda Molteberg Steen (Oslo) Her paper will investigate the narrative communities formed by two radical English Puritan congregations in the seventeenth century.

Thu
16
Mar

“Rethinking the Early Modern Repertory”

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Holger Schott Syme (University of Toronto).

Thu
4
May

Spanish Royal Geographies in Early Modern Europe and America: Re-thinking the Royal Sites / Geographies of Habsburg Politics and Religion

An interdisciplinary symposium investigating Spanish royal sites in the early modern World as international geographies.

Thu
15
Jun

The Look and the Like: Lancelot Andrewes's Real Words

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Kathryn Murphy (Oxford)

Postgraduate Study