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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.


Former CREMS Masters student wins prestigious US Ph.D. studentship

Monday 21 February 2022

Julia Kossowska to become Graduate Scholar at Penn State University.

Call for papers - Travel, Wonder and the Senses, ca. 1450-1750

Monday 18 October 2021

Submissions for proposals will be open until 18 February 2022.

Milton's Anglican Hermit - The Annual Distinguished Patrides Lecture

Friday 28 May 2021

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

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Lost in keigo? The language of diplomacy in Japanese-Iberian encounters around 1600

Politeness in its various forms is considered an important part of Japanese language and society and as stumbling blocks for intercultural learners. What role did politeness and the correct use of it in formalized communication and everyday life affect foreign visitors in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Japan?


Falstaff on Tour: County, Town, and Country in the late Elizabethan Theatre

Professor Neil Rhodes presents this lecture exploring Falstaff's tour of England local identities and nationhood.


Reading Milton's universe

Join Vladimir Brljak (Durham) for a thought-provoking talk on Milton's Paradise Lost.

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