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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.


Postponed conferences and workshops

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Our Summer term conferences and workshops are cancelled, but we have numerous events to look forward to in the 2020-21 academic year.

Sound Affects - Early Modern Soundscapes

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Watch a replay of this virtual workshop hosted by Emilie Murphy (York) and Rachel Willie (LJMU)

Stories Between Storeys

Wednesday 15 April 2020

CREMS MA graduate, Helena Kaznowska, has published an article on the uses of stairs to gain domestic control

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Gift-Giving in Anglo-Muscovite Diplomacy: The English Carriage of 1604

CREMS Research Seminar with Tatyana Zhukova (University of York)


#POSTPONED# Magic and the Making of the Modern World

#POSTPONED# A CREMS and Festival of Ideas Lecture with Sophie Weeks (University of York)


#POSTPONED# Africa collecting Europe: Medieval Ethiopia

#POSTPONED# A CREMS, CMS and Festival of Ideas Lecture with Verena Krebs (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)


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