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.


Jon McGovern discovers unknown narrative source on the Babington Plot

Thursday 23 January 2020

CREMS Research Associate and English Department PhD graduate has recently discovered this manuscript in Derby.

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.

King Henry VIII and York

Monday 23 September 2019

Dr John Cooper from the Department of History and CREMS is involved with a new research network investigating the royal progresses and palaces of Henry VIII, including his visit to the city of York in 1541.

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Museum and Heritage Careers Event

Selina Hurley (Science Museum)


Bach. The Communicator

Peter Seymour (University of York)

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