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 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Find out more about postgraduate study with CREMS.


Jon McGovern wins prestigious Sir John Neale Prize

Monday 9 July 2018

The Sir John Neale Prize is a prestigious essay prize awarded annually by the Institute of Historical Research.

Shakespeare's Rose theatre pops up in York

Thursday 5 July 2018

Professor Judith Buchanan has advised on the pop-up theatre

Framed in mystery: painting tells story of doomed Norfolk family

Thursday 5 July 2018

Professor Jonathan Wainwright (Music) analysis of a lost 17th-century painting

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Rethinking the Genius of Grinling Gibbons

The sixth Fairfax House Symposium in Georgian Studies


The Lane Less Travelled: Logic and Literature in the Early Modern Period

Dr Katrin Ettenhuber (Pembroke College, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge)


Style Wars: Fashioning Hair in Early Modernity

Dr Sue Vincent (University of York)

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