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.


York Minster Exhibition on England and the French Wars of Religion now available online

Dr Eric Durot, Marie Curie Research Fellow, exploring "The Outbreak of the Wars of Religion: a Franco-British History (1547-ca.74)has curated an exhibition of some of the York Minster Library's rich collection of sixteenth-century pamphlets concerning English responses to and dimensions of the French Wars of Religion. A digital version of this exhibition has now been launched. For more on this research project see, http://francobrit16.blogspot.co.uk/



Music and Catholic memories of the Reformation

Department of History Research Seminar Emilie Murphy (York)


"The kyngedom of heaven is at hand very nye": Preaching, Prayer and Protestant Visuality in the Theatre of John Bale (1495-1563)

Fionnuala O'Neill Tonning, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Foreign Languages and Translation, University of Agder, Norway


Speech, Sound and Dialogue in Early Modern Culture, 1500-1700

Friday 16 February 2018

Early Modern Postgraduate Symposium

Burckhardt at 200: The Civilization of the Renaissance reconsidered

Tuesday 16 January 2018

A two-day conference revisits the Swiss historian's accounts of the Italian Renaissance The British Academy, London

Beyond Words: The Unknowable and the Unutterable in early modernity

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Keynote Speaker: William Franke (Vanderbilt). Author of ‘On What Cannot be Said’ and ‘A Philosophy of the Unsayable’

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