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.


Amanda Lillie to Chair British Academy Event at the National Gallery

Tuesday 22 May 2018

To mark the 200th anniversary of art historian Jacob Burckhardt’s birth

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

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Burckhardt at 200: The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance reconsidered

CREMS is delighted to co-sponsor with the British Academy, the Warburg Institute, and the Society for Renaissance Studies this prestigious conference.


Early Modern Keywords: the Anglo French Dynamic

A two day workshop sponsored by the Universities of York, Sheffield and Warwick


Re-imagining the Sacred

In 1517, Martin Luther unleashed religious revolution across Western Europe.

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Discover postgraduate study at York: Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Virtual Open Day. 5 June, 3-5pm. Ask us questions and chat with other students. Register now.