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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.


Congratulations to our CREMS staff with promotions

Tuesday 23 June 2020

The University Senate has approved promotions for three of our CREMS colleagues.

Interrupted Ideas

Thursday 4 June 2020

Call for Papers for an Early Modern Virtual Colloquium

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

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Dr Tatyana Zhukova presented our CREMS research seminar on 28 May. Her paper is now available to view online.

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'What's Wrong with the Renaissance - curriculum, colonialism and English'?

A round-zoom-table discussion with Shani Bans, Issa Islam, Farah Karim-Cooper, Wendy Lennon, Subha Mukherji


Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World

We invite proposals for this interdisciplinary colloquium.

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