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.


SRS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

Monday 11 February 2019

The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships

Shakespeare and Co.: On the Page and on the Stage

Thursday 7 February 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS. Coinciding with the York International Shakespeare Festival (11-18 May 2019), Shakespeare and Co. is a one-day conference exploring the multitudinous approaches, both academic and practical, to the dramatic works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Thinking with Mysticism: A day symposium

Thursday 10 January 2019

Call for Papers

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CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities' Spring Colloquium

Keynote: Professor Helen Smith (York)


Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? And Why?

Laura D. Gelfand (Utah State University)


Fantasy, Celibacy, and the Good Life in Renaissance Venice

Erin Maglaque (Univeristy of Sheffield)


Translatio Imperii from Pharaonic Egypt to Renaissance Istanbul (via Augustan Rome): A Test Case for 'Ottoman Humanism'

Giancarlo Casale (European University Institute Florence/University of Minnesota)

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