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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.


Publication of Stefan Bauer's new book

Wednesday 19 February 2020

CREMS research associate releases book on The Invention of Papal History: Onofrio Panvinio between Renaissance and Catholic Reform

York PhD discovers important historical manuscript

Thursday 23 January 2020

CREMS research associate Dr Jon McGovern, who recently received his PhD from the Department of English and Related Literature, made an exciting discovery when studying a manuscript in the Derbyshire Record Office.

Royal Collection Trust launches ‘The Lost Collection of Charles I’ digital catalogue

Thursday 14 November 2019

Niko Munz, a current PhD student in the Department of History of Art, was behind the research for the database project, which attempts to reconstruct the lost collection.

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*CANCELLED* Cordial Spirits: Drinking and Sociability in the very long eighteenth century

This interdisciplinary day conference will bring scholars from round the country to discuss the pleasures and dangers of alcohol c.1660-1850.


#POSTPONED# Sound Affects

The final workshop as part of the AHRC-funded network 'Soundscapes in the Early Modern World'


Using news: newsletter writers and readers in early modern England

CREMS Research Seminar with Lena Liapi (University of Keele and CREMS Research Associate)


Women on the margins: Blended families and legal practices in the courts of early modern Scotland

CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities seminar with Rebecca Mason (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

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