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.


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.

Publication of Lena Liapi's new book

Monday 2 September 2019

CREMS research associate and York PhD graduate releases book on Roguery in Print: Crime and Culture in Early Modern London

Jon McGovern wins prestigious Gordon Forster Essay Prize

Monday 5 August 2019

We are delighted to announce that Jon McGovern, whose recently submitted PhD thesis investigates Anti-Sedition Literature in England 1536-1603, is this year's winner of the Gordon Forster Essay Prize.

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Bankruptcy in the court of Chancery, 1650-1750

Aidan Collins (University of York)


Consuming Renaissance wines: colour, taste and medical theories

Dr Allen Grieco, (Emeritus) The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies


‘Courage, Language, Discretion and Learning’: Lancelot Andrewes and Early Modern Religious Culture

This conference will be the first to investigate the works of Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) and his engagement with early modern cultures of religion, literature and learning.

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