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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.


CREMS Dissertation Prize Winners

Monday 23 November 2020

Congratulations to Elena Ghiggino and Eetu Jyvälä, the joint winners of the 2019-20 Dissertation Prize for the highest dissertation mark in the CREMS cohort.

Publication News! Memory and the English Reformation

Saturday 14 November 2020

Congratulations to CREMS and Department of English and Related Literature academic, Brian Cummings, on the publication of his new book, which is co-edited with Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge), Bronwyn Wallace and Ceri Law (University of Cambridge).

Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize

Friday 13 November 2020

Professor Stuart Carroll is the recipient of the 2020 Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize by the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference for his article 'Political Justice and the Outbreak of the Wars of Religion’.

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CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities seminar with Katherine Larson (University of Toronto)


The Brazen World: Brass, Making, and Writing in the English Renaissance

CREMS Research Seminar with Katherine Hunt (University of York)


Spa Medicine and Body Politics in the British Atlantic World

CREMS Research Seminar with Amanda Herbert (Folger Shakespeare Library)


Routing Race through the Eastern Mediterranean

CREMS Research Seminar with Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvery Mudd College)

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