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Witchcraft and Counter-witchcraft between 1500 and 1900 in Europe: Historical, Archaeological and Folkloric Approaches.

Monday 13 June 2022

This Symposium will explore witchcraft beliefs and counter-witchcraft practices and perceptions in post-medieval Europe by drawing on historical, archaeological and folkloric sources.

Reading Milton's universe

Thursday 9 June 2022

Join Vladimir Brljak (Durham) for a thought-provoking talk on Milton's Paradise Lost.

Falstaff on Tour: County, Town, and Country in the late Elizabethan Theatre

Thursday 26 May 2022

Professor Neil Rhodes presents this lecture exploring Falstaff's tour of England local identities and nationhood.

Lost in keigo? The language of diplomacy in Japanese-Iberian encounters around 1600

Thursday 19 May 2022

Politeness in its various forms is considered an important part of Japanese language and society and as stumbling blocks for intercultural learners. What role did politeness and the correct use of it in formalized communication and everyday life affect foreign visitors in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Japan?

‘Of Bodies chang’d to various Forms I sing:’ Metamorphoses in Early Modern English Poetry on Science

Thursday 5 May 2022

Ivana Bičak (Copenhagen / Durham) joins us to deliver this talk examining the transformations inherent in early modern English poetry on contemporary scientific topics.

Textuality and Diversity: A Literary History of Europe and its Global Connections, 1545-1659 Phase 1, ‘Works’

Wednesday 6 April 2022

This seminar is organised by TextDiveGlobal and is open to all TextDiveGlobal project members and network participants, and to other invited scholars.

A Renaissance Reclaimed book launch - RSA Dublin

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Join us to mark the publication of 'A Renaissance reclaimed: Jacob Burckhardt's Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy revisited' by the British Academy in conjunction with Oxford University Press.

Sounding the Bookshelf 1501: Music in a Year of Italian Printed Books.

Thursday 10 March 2022

Join the Sounding 1501 project team as they review some of their early findings.

Othello and the Black Presence in Early Modern England

Thursday 3 March 2022

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Dr Iman Sheeha: '[A] maid called Barbary: Othello and the Black Presence in Early Modern England'

Black and Florentine: Documenting the mixed ancestry babies at the Innocenti in the second half of the fifteenth century

Thursday 17 February 2022

Kate Lowe: ‘Black and Florentine: Documenting the mixed ancestry babies at the Innocenti in the second half of the fifteenth century’

Automata, Effigies and the Limits of Liveliness: The Aesthetics of Vividness in Tudor Churches

Thursday 3 February 2022

Featuring speaker Dr Christina Faraday, this engaging event will look at challenging the traditional view that vivid images were anathema to Tudor reformers and will uncover the limits of 'liveliness' in Tudor images.

Friday's Accidental Blackness: Interpreting Race in Robinson Crusoe

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Dr Olivia Chatten: Friday's Accidental Blackness: Interpreting Race in Robinson Crusoe

'Not as a poet, but a pioneer’: Fancy and the Colonial Gaze in William Davenant’s Madagascar (1638)

Thursday 18 November 2021

A Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies seminar

Resisting Royal Justice: defendants and the expansion of litigation in sixteenth-century England

Wednesday 17 November 2021

A Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies History seminar, featuring guest speaker Laura Flanigan of the University of Oxford.

Work, gender, and witchcraft in English households, c. 1560-1660

Thursday 4 November 2021

A Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies seminar featuring guest speaker Philippa Carter of the University of Cambridge.

Prosecuting War Crimes in Late Renaissance France

Thursday 21 October 2021

A Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies History seminar featuring guest speaker Tom Hamilton of the University of Durham

Small-scale Botanical and Food Encounters in Colonial North America

Wednesday 13 October 2021

A Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies History seminar, featuring guest speaker Rachel Winchcombe of the University of Manchester.

Margaret Cavendish's Sammelbände: Bound-together volumes and joined texts in Cavendish's corpus

Thursday 7 October 2021

This is a talk about literally joined texts by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle: self-designed Sammelbände or bound-together volumes in which she collected multiple copies of her works into massive collected volumes, encouraging readers to read her very different texts in light of one another.

Milton's Anglican Hermit

Thursday 27 May 2021

The Annual Distinguished Patrides Lecture with speaker Professor Gordon Campbell (University of Leicester)

Student Baroque

Thursday 13 May 2021

CREMS Research Seminar with Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)

Ties that bind: family and genealogy in the Mennonite diaspora from c.1550 to the present day

Thursday 6 May 2021

CREMS Research Seminar with Kat Hill (Birkbeck, University of London)

The Art of Conversation in the Ottoman Literary Salon

Thursday 29 April 2021

CREMS Research Seminar with Helen Pfeifer (University of Cambridge)

Routing Race in the Eastern Mediterranean

Thursday 18 March 2021

CREMS Research Seminar with Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvery Mudd College)

'To the King our Sovereign Lord': How to petition the monarch in early Tudor England

Monday 15 March 2021

CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities seminar with Laura Flannigan (Christ Church, Oxford)

Spa Medicine and Body Politics in the British Atlantic World

Thursday 4 March 2021

CREMS Research Seminar with Amanda Herbert (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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

Thursday 18 February 2021

CREMS Research Seminar with Katherine Hunt (University of York)

Early Modern Songscapes

Wednesday 17 February 2021

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

“fooker Daruces ve tehaungeshta hastam”: English engagement with Sufi ideas of famine and dearth in early modern India

Thursday 4 February 2021

CREMS Research Seminar with Ayesha Mukherjee (University of Exeter)

Cervantine Blackness

Thursday 21 January 2021

CREMS Research Seminar with Nick Jones (Bucknell University)

Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World

Thursday 10 December 2020

Registration is now open for this online colloquium.

The Medium and Genre of the Codex of Georgios Klontzas

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Department of History of Art Open Lecture with Benjamin Anderson, Cornell University

Surgeons and scarification: skin marking in early modern medical travel narratives

Thursday 19 November 2020

CREMS Research Seminar with Hannah Murphy (King's College, London)

Virgin'd Lips and Afric' Serpents: Coriolanus, Antony, and True Copies

Friday 13 November 2020

CREMS and Department of English and Related Literature Masterclass with Miles Grier (CUNY- The City University of New York)

Imperial Performances: Circumcision Ceremonies for Ottoman Princes, 1457-1582

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Department of History Research Seminar with Kaya Sahin (Indiana University)

"Seek you no color for your going": The Ends of Shakespeare's Dyeing Moors

Thursday 5 November 2020

CREMS Research Seminar with Miles Grier (CUNY- The City University of New York)

Reading the Passions

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Department of History of Art Open Lecture with Sir Nicholas Penny, former Director of the National Gallery and Slade Professor in Fine Art for 2019-20

Making Peace in the English Civil Wars

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Department of History research seminar with William White (University of York)

England's hidden history

Friday 23 October 2020

Black History Month Public Lecture with Onyeka Nubia (Edge Hill University and University of Huddersfield)

Religion and Magic during the Thirty Years War

Thursday 22 October 2020

CREMS Research Seminar with Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews)

“I harde yow once saye yow loved forryne newes”: Women and the News in Seventeenth-Century England

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Department of History Research Seminar with Hannah Jeans (University of York)

The Art of Making Money in Seventeenth-Century Potosí (Bolivia), or The Colonial Counterfeiter's Dilemma

Thursday 8 October 2020

CREMS Research Seminar with Kris Lane (Tulane University, New Orleans)

'What's Wrong with the Renaissance - curriculum, colonialism and English'?

Thursday 1 October 2020

A round-zoom-table discussion with Shani Bans, Islam Issa, Farah Karim-Cooper, Wendy Lennon, Subha Mukherji

Interrupted Ideas: An Early Modern Virtual Colloquium

Monday 27 July 2020

We are pleased to share our programme for the CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities virtual colloquium

#POSTPONED# CREMS Cabinet of Curiosites Film and Pizza Night

Thursday 18 June 2020

#POSTPONED# Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)

Early Modern Women's Writing

Thursday 11 June 2020

A Renaissance School event with Anna Reynolds, Helen Smith and Kevin Killeen

#POSTPONED# Africa collecting Europe: Medieval Ethiopia

Thursday 11 June 2020

#POSTPONED# A CREMS, CMS and Festival of Ideas Lecture with Verena Krebs (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)

#POSTPONED# Magic and the Making of the Modern World

Friday 5 June 2020

#POSTPONED# A CREMS and Festival of Ideas Lecture with Sophie Weeks (University of York)

#POSTPONED# Early Modern Salutations

Thursday 4 June 2020


Gift-Giving in Anglo-Muscovite Diplomacy: The English Carriage of 1604

Thursday 28 May 2020

CREMS Research Seminar with Tatyana Zhukova (University of York)

#POSTPONED# Milton’s Anglican Hermit

Thursday 21 May 2020

The Annual Patrides Lecture with Gordon Campbell (University of Leicester)

Women on the margins: Blended families and legal practices in the courts of early modern Scotland

Monday 18 May 2020

CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities online seminar with Rebecca Mason (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

Using news: newsletter writers and readers in early modern England

Thursday 14 May 2020

CREMS Online Research Seminar with Lena Liapi (University of Keele and CREMS Research Associate)

Wren, beauty, and Trinity College Library

Monday 9 March 2020

Anthony Geraghty (University of York)

Sententiae antiquae: Early Modern Commonplace and the Classical Tradition

Thursday 5 March 2020

Stephanie Ann Frampton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Please note the change in venue!

Bach. The Communicator

Thursday 27 February 2020

Peter Seymour (University of York) Please note the change in date from the previously advertised date!

Lepanto in the Americas: Global Storytelling and Mediterranean History

Thursday 13 February 2020

Dr Stefan Hanß (University of Manchester)

At the Foot of the Cross

Saturday 8 February 2020

Yorkshire Bach Choir (conducted by Peter Seymour, University of York)

Keywords of Identity, Race, and Human Mobility in Early Modern England

Thursday 30 January 2020

Nandini Das (University of Oxford)

Museum and Heritage Careers Event

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Selina Hurley (Science Museum)

CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities Academic Speed Dating

Monday 20 January 2020

Join us for a chance to discuss your PhD thesis, ideas about MA proposals or research interests in a fun and friendly environment. Refreshments provided!

Protestantism, English Ideas of Liberty and their Negation in Jacobean Ireland

Thursday 16 January 2020

Mark A. Hutchinson (University of York)

Artists or Craftsmen? Carving a new interpretation of British sculptural history

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Charlotte Davis (University of York)

Consuming Renaissance wines: colour, taste and medical theories

Thursday 28 November 2019

Please note the venue & time change: 5.30pm at the Medical Society

Bankruptcy in the court of Chancery, 1650-1750

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Aidan Collins (University of York)

Who Do Archives Think They Are? The Value of Archival Heritage

Monday 11 November 2019

Dr Victoria Hoyle (York)

Hyperbolisèd Nothing! Spiritual economy and the measure of man

Thursday 7 November 2019

Dr Lucy Harlow (Princeton & York graduate)

“No better justice”: litigation and perceptions of the legal system in early modern England

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Professor Jason Peacey (University College London)

Reflections on Silver

Monday 28 October 2019

Professor Helen Hills (University of York)

Humanities Research Centre Tenth Anniversary

Friday 18 October 2019

Join us to celebrate the Humanities Research Centre's first decade and challenge us to think how best to use the next decade.

Neighbours of the Commons: Some lost buildings at Westminster and their occupants in the seventeenth century

Thursday 10 October 2019

Dr Elizabeth Hallam Smith (Research Consultant and York Research Associate)

Shakespeare's Rivals

Wednesday 9 October 2019

On the modern stage Shakespeare’s overwhelming celebrity has largely overshadowed the brilliance and originality of his rivals’ achievements.Professor Michael Cordner, with a company of ten student actors, will explore some of the peaks of this repertoire, in a combination of lecture and fully staged performance.

Twelfth Night pre-show talk

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Professor Helen Smith (University of York)

The Tempest pre-show talk

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York)

Hamlet pre-show talk

Monday 15 July 2019

Professor Lucy Munro (King's College London)

Henry V pre-show talk

Friday 28 June 2019

Professor Emma Smith (University of Oxford)

Hesperides, of the Muses' Garden: The Story of a 17th-Century Literary Manuscript

Thursday 27 June 2019

A lecture by visiting speaker, Professor Hao Tianhu (Zhejiang University)

Policing a World of Wonder: The Roman Inquisition and Learned Magic

Friday 7 June 2019

CREMS Festival of Ideas Lecture with Dr Neil Tarrant (CREMS Research Associate)

Thomas Browne and the mystery of numbers

Thursday 30 May 2019

The Annual Distinguished Patrides Lecture with Professor Jessica Wolfe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Speaking the Bright and Beautiful English of Shakespeare

Saturday 18 May 2019

York International Shakespeare Festival Free Pre-show Talk with Ben Crystal (actor and author of Shakespeare on Toast—Getting a Taste for the Bard and You Say Potato: A Book about Accents)

Erica Whyman in conversation

Friday 17 May 2019

Erica Whyman OBE (Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

War, Gender and Religion between Flanders and Italy in the Early Modern period: epistemological and historical Issues

Thursday 16 May 2019

CREMS Research Seminar with Professor Silvia Mostaccio (Department of History, Université catholique de Louvain)

Much Ado About Nothing pre-show talk

Wednesday 15 May 2019

A pre-show talk by Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York) to accompany the Northern Broadsides production.

Objects and encounters at Songo Mnara

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Department of Archaeology lecture with Dr Stephanie Wynne-Jones (University of York)

Early Modern Printing Workshop

Tuesday 14 May 2019

A hands-on printing workshop with experts from the University of York

'Caesar Must Die' film screening

Monday 13 May 2019

A York International Shakespeare Festival event

'Passing currant’: credit, ethos, and testimony in John Cartwright's Preachers Travel (1611)

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Cabinet of Curiosities seminar with Dr Natalya Din-Kariuki (University of Oxford)

The Architecture of Conversion and the Early Modern Stage

Thursday 25 April 2019

CREMS Research Seminar with Dr Abigail Shinn (Department of English, Goldsmiths London)

Historical Memory Culture and the significance of the 1453 Ottoman Conquest of Constantinople

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Dr. Gönül Bozoğlu, Leverhulme Research Fellow, Newcastle University

Writing a philosopher’s life: The case of George Berkeley

Monday 1 April 2019

Dr Tom Jones, University of St Andrews

The Infancy Problem: Early Life Cycle and Salvation in Reformation England

Monday 11 March 2019

Anna French (University of Liverpool)

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

Thursday 7 March 2019

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

Fantasy, Celibacy, and the Good Life in Renaissance Venice

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Erin Maglaque (Univeristy of Sheffield)

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

Monday 4 March 2019

Laura D. Gelfand (Utah State University)

Myths and Counter-Myths: Interpreting Roman Catacombs in the Seventeenth Century

Thursday 21 February 2019

Ingo Herklotz (History of Art, University of Marburg)

Intoxicants and the Invention of ‘Consumption’

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Phil Withington (University of Sheffield)

'On Thin Ice': The launch of Thin Ice Press

Thursday 24 January 2019

Join the Department of English and Related Literature to celebrate the launch of Thin Ice Press, our newly-built in-house printing studio.

Roundheads, Rogues, and Royalist Satire: Singing the Restoration

Thursday 24 January 2019

Rachel Willie (Liverpool John Moores University)

Mary Guyatt on Careers in the Heritage Industry

Monday 14 January 2019

Dr Mary Guyatt (Director of the Jane Austen's House Museum)

Style Wars: Fashioning Hair in Early Modernity

Thursday 22 November 2018

Dr Sue Vincent (University of York)

The Witch: A New-England Folktale

Wednesday 14 November 2018

CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities Film Night

The Lane Less Travelled: Logic and Literature in the Early Modern Period

Thursday 25 October 2018

Dr Katrin Ettenhuber (Pembroke College, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge)

Rethinking the Genius of Grinling Gibbons

Friday 19 October 2018

The sixth Fairfax House Symposium in Georgian Studies

Incommensurability in Holbein’s Ambassadors

Monday 15 October 2018

Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein (University of York)

Persecution, place and prayer: rediscovering the Special Collections at the Bar Convent York, 1686—2018

Thursday 11 October 2018

Dr Hannah Thomas (Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre)

‘Forgive Me Awful Poet:’ The Redemption and Rewriting of Paradise Lost

Thursday 4 October 2018

Professor David Harper (West Point)

Romeo and Juliet

Monday 30 July 2018

Free Pre-Show talk with Professor Helen Smith

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday 25 July 2018

A Pre-Show talk with Professor Judith Buchanan

Richard III

Tuesday 24 July 2018

History's Man and Shakespeare's A pre-show talk

Playhouses in Shakespeare’s time: why ‘play’? why ‘house’?

Friday 20 July 2018

Professor Tiffany Stern (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)


Tuesday 10 July 2018

A Shakespeare class and pre-show talk

Annual Aylmer Lecture

Thursday 14 June 2018

Professor Mark Ormrod - Immigrants: An English controversy, 1250-1500

Re-imagining the Sacred

Saturday 9 June 2018

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

Shakespeare's Bibles

Thursday 24 May 2018

Professor Debora K. Shuger (Distinguished Professor, University of California at Los Angeles)

Problematics of European Literary History, 1559-1648

Thursday 24 May 2018

Centre for Medieval Literature seminar

Film Night: The Mill and the Cross

Thursday 10 May 2018

A Cabinet of Curiosities event

Writing (and drawing) citizenship in 16th century London: stories from the records of the livery companies

Thursday 10 May 2018

CREMS Research Seminar Dr Jennifer Bishop (King's College London)

'Spiritual Vincolo': Political and Social Aspects of Godparenthood in 16th century Venice

Wednesday 9 May 2018

CREMS Lunchtime Research Seminar Andrew Vidali (University of Trieste)

The kyngedom of heaven is at hand very nye”: Preaching, Prayer and Protestant Visuality in the Theatre of John Bale (1495-1563)

Thursday 26 April 2018

CREMS Research Seminar Dr Fionnuala O'Neill Tonning (University of Agder, Norway)

Speech, Sound and Dialogue in Early Modern Culture, 1500-1700

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Early Modern Postgraduate Symposium

Material and Visual Culture in Early Modern England

Friday 20 April 2018

Dr Tara Hamling (University of Birmingham) A Cabinet of Curiosities event

Lettuce, poppy seeds and woman’s milk: sleep remedies in seventeenth-century English receipt books

Friday 16 March 2018

Dr Elizabeth Hunter (Queen Mary, University of London)

Tobie Matthew: A life in Books

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Cabinet of Curiosities

POSTPONED UNTIL THE SUMMER TERM: "The kyngedom of heaven is at hand very nye": Preaching, Prayer and Protestant Visuality in the Theatre of John Bale (1495-1563)

Thursday 8 March 2018

Fionnuala O'Neill Tonning, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Foreign Languages and Translation, University of Agder, Norway

Music and Catholic memories of the Reformation

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Department of History Research Seminar Emilie Murphy (York)

"To Multiply Honour and Morality": Civic prostitution and the emergence of Policey in the late medieval Empire

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Department of History Research Seminar Jamie Page (Durham)

Urbanity and the implied sense of taste in early modern Iran

Thursday 22 February 2018

York Islamic Art Circle Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld Institute)

The outbreak of the French Wars of Religion: an Anglo-Scottish dimension

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Department of History Research Seminar Eric Durot (York)

Caiaphas at Trent

Thursday 8 February 2018

Anthony Ossa-Richardson (Southampton)

The people in the English revolution

Thursday 18 January 2018

Professor Michael Braddick (History, University of Sheffield)

After Hobbes: Pufendorf and Locke on esteem-seeking and the foundations of civil society

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Department of Politics Research Seminar

Minding the Gaps: England’s Earliest Scholarly Editions

Thursday 30 November 2017

CREMS Research Seminar (followed by CREMSmas party)

Wood, Flesh, Vermillion, Blood: Making Supernatural Sculpture

Monday 27 November 2017

Department of History of Art research seminar

Paper, time & oblivion in premodern Europe

Monday 13 November 2017

Department of History of Art research seminar

Shakespeare and the seven senses

Thursday 9 November 2017

CREMS research seminar

Gunpowder: A Conversation with Dr Hannah Greig and Dr John Cooper

Monday 6 November 2017

With support from CREMS, the Cabinet of Curiosities is hosting a conversation with two historical consultants, Dr Hannah Greig and Dr John Cooper, who recently worked on the new BBC programme Gunpowder.

Popular politics and ordinary politicization: were ordinary people political actors? The case of sixteenth century Venice

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Department of History Research Seminar (the event will be followed by drinks in the History Department)

Music for the London Stage 1560-1640

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Department of Music Seminar

Excavation at the Curtain

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Department of Archaeology Seminar

Silent Shakespeare on screen: an evening of nostalgia, wonderment & silliness

Friday 6 October 2017

Professor Judith Buchanan comments on rare silent Shakespeare films

Publics and participation in Early Modern Britain

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Department of History Research Seminar

Powerful Emotions / Emotions & Power c. 400-1850

Wednesday 28 June 2017

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the University of York will jointly host an international collaborative conference on the theme of Powerful Emotions / Emotions and Power c.400-1850.

The Look and the Like: Lancelot Andrewes's Real Words

Thursday 15 June 2017

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Kathryn Murphy (Oxford)

CREMS Celebration Reception

Thursday 8 June 2017

A reception to celebrate the achievements of the CREMS community.

'The Legal Rights of Religious Refugees in the “Exulantenstädte” of the Holy Roman Empire'

Monday 5 June 2017

A Cabinet of Curiosities seminar and lunch with Ben Kaplan (UCL)

The Uses of History in Early Modern Religious Controversies

Friday 2 June 2017

An international conference concentrating on the polemical interactions between Catholics and Protestants and exploring to which degree history and theology were fused together in the process and to which degree they could be separated.

The Annual Patrides Lecture: World History and God’s Grand Design: the historical imagination in the Middle Ages and Reformation

Thursday 1 June 2017

The Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and the Department of English and Related Literature are delighted to welcome to York Professor Euan Cameron, Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History (Columbia University) to deliver the Annual Patrides Lecture.

Habitual Behaviour in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1750

Thursday 1 June 2017

A WRoCAH funded two-day interdisciplinary conference

CREMS MA and Early Modern History MA Dissertation Conference

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Dissertation conference for MA students in Early Modern History and in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Postgraduate Workshop: Applications to America

Friday 26 May 2017

A workshop hosted by Cabinet of Curiosities and CREMS for postgraduate students interesting in applying to America universities for fellowships and academic jobs.

Public Lecture: 'Chocolate: From the Mountains of Mexico to the Streets of York.'

Thursday 25 May 2017

We are delighted to welcome back to York visiting scholar Carole Levin (Nebraska) to deliver a public lecture to be held in the York city centre at The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre.

Fraud and Veracity in Early Modern Observations of Generation

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Centre for Global Health Histories Public Lecture

York International Shakespeare Festival 2017

Saturday 13 May 2017

The York International Shakespeare Festival is a major cultural venture for York and for the North of England. It emerges from a new partnership between the York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola.

Spanish Royal Geographies in Early Modern Europe and America: Re-thinking the Royal Sites / Geographies of Habsburg Politics and Religion

Thursday 4 May 2017

An interdisciplinary symposium investigating Spanish royal sites in the early modern World as international geographies.

Brown Bag lunch Workshop: ‘Critical Approaches to Early Modern Court Studies’

Thursday 4 May 2017

Prof José Eloy Hortal Muñoz, University Juan Carlos in Madrid, will talk informally about recent critical approaches in early modern court studies

Papering the Household: Paper, Recipes and Everyday Technologies

Thursday 27 April 2017

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Elaine Leong (Max Planck Institute)

'Anniversaries and the Early Modern Period'

Wednesday 19 April 2017

The Cabinet of Curiosities will be hosting three scholars from York and King's College London to discuss the significance of anniversaries for both historians and public audiences engaging with the early modern age.

“Rethinking the Early Modern Repertory”

Thursday 16 March 2017

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Holger Schott Syme (University of Toronto).

'Choosing the Elect: Fifth Monarchists and the Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narrative'

Monday 13 March 2017

CREMS 'Brown Bag Lunch' Seminar with CREMS visiting scholar Belinda Molteberg Steen (Oslo) Her paper will investigate the narrative communities formed by two radical English Puritan congregations in the seventeenth century.

Reflections on Reflections: The Pictorial Lessons of Mirrors in Vasari’s Lives.

Thursday 9 March 2017

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Douglas Biow (Austin,Texas)

'Vasari's Words'

Thursday 9 March 2017

Professor Douglas Biow, will lead a discussion of life-writing, autobiography, images and text, in a masterclass on 'Vasari's Words'.

Masterclass: 'Parallel Histories: Muslims & Jews in Inquisitorial Spain'

Tuesday 7 March 2017

A masterclass with Jim Amelang (Universidad Autónoma of Madrid) in conversation about his recent book: Parallel Histories: Muslims & Jews in Inquisitorial Spain.

At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic c.1400-1600

Friday 3 March 2017

This interdisciplinary conference hosted by the History of Art department will question, examine and explore the significance of domestic encounters 'at close quarters'.

'"Is there a God? Let it be put to vote": The Atheism Crisis in 1640s England'

Thursday 23 February 2017

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Alec Ryrie (Durham)

Cabinet of Curiosities PG Symposium: 'Pain in the Early Modern Period'

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Postgraduate students from Sheffield and York will be presenting papers dealing with pain in the early modern period.

A Concord of Sweet Sounds: Shakespeare in Song

Saturday 18 February 2017

The annual Song Day focuses on settings of the great bard’s verse to celebrate the words that have inspired so much great music.

The Patron’s Window and a Travelling Artist: Hans Schäufelein in Schwaz

Monday 13 February 2017

History of Art Research seminar with speaker Uwe Gast (German Corpus Vitrearum)

“Playing by the rules? Spenser, Castiglione, and Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost”

Thursday 9 February 2017

Patricia Wareh (Union College, New York), CREMS visiting scholar, will explore the overlap between Spenser’s, Castiglione’s, and Shakespeare’s texts in that all require the active response of readers and audiences.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Our Virtual Open Days are the ideal way to find out more about postgraduate study at York.

Are we Raising the Curtain on London's First Theatreland? Recent Archaeological Excavation of the Curtain Playhouse, Shoreditch

Thursday 26 January 2017

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Heather Knight (Museum of London Archaeology), lead archaeologist on the Curtain excavations.

Where's Wolley? Looking for early modern women's life stories beyond the text.

Thursday 1 December 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Sara Pennell (Greenwich) to be followed by CREMSmas party

Who was the Roman Inquisition? A Social Profile on the Tribunal’s Employees (1590-1680)

Thursday 1 December 2016

CREMSmas brown bag lunch with Dennj Solera (Florence)

Making Dwelling in Elizabethan England

Thursday 24 November 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Elizabeth Honig (Berkely)

'Why the History of Intoxicants?'

Monday 14 November 2016

Cabinet of Curiosities talk with Prof Phil Withington (Sheffield)

The Forming of Gesture: Notes on Luca Signorelli and Frans van Mieris

Monday 7 November 2016

Dept of History of Art Research Seminar with Andrew Benjamin (Monash)

Margaret Cavendish, Robert Hooke and C17th satire on science

Thursday 3 November 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Sarah Hutton (York)

Cabinet of Curiosities Postgraduate Mixer

Tuesday 25 October 2016

This is an opportunity for MAs and PhDs to ask each other questions, talk about experiences writing theses or applying for a PhD.

“From Painted Harlot to Puritan Maid”: The Visual Identity of the Early-Modern House of Commons.

Monday 17 October 2016

Dept of History of Art Research Seminar with James Jago (University of York)

Translation, Paratext, and Design in the Early Modern Book

Thursday 13 October 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Anne Coldiron (Florida State University)

Convergence and Conversion: the Goddess Mazu and the Virgin Mary in global maritime history

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Distinguished Visitor Lecture with Ronnie Hsia, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History (Penn State)

Imagining prudence and imprudence: Philip Melanchthon’s influential ideas about the Purposes of Stage Comedy

Thursday 6 October 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Daniel Derrin (Durham). Followed by CREMS welcome event.

'Cultures of Consumption' WRoCAH PhD network

Thursday 30 June 2016

A meeting of the 'Cultures of Consumption' WRoCAH PhD network

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Our Virtual Open Days are the ideal way to find out more about postgraduate study at York.

The Annual Patrides Lecture: “Picnicking in Eden”: Gardens of the mind in fiction and life-writing

Thursday 2 June 2016

We are delighted to welcome Professor Dame Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford) to give the annual distinguished Patrides lecture.

The European Circulation of images and Anti-Jesuit Propaganda in the Seventeenth Century.

Thursday 19 May 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Line Cottegnies (Nouvelle Sorbonne)

Edward Herbert on Reason, Religion and Toleration

Friday 13 May 2016

A conference about one of the last great Renaissance figures, Edward Herbert, who made significant contributions to diplomacy,literature, philosophy and music, while retaining his deep Welsh roots.

Translating Machiavelli’s Prince in early modern England: New manuscript evidence?

Wednesday 11 May 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Alessandra Petrina (University of Padua)

Sidney and the anatomy of presence.

Thursday 5 May 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Katharine Craik (Oxford Brookes).

Sign Language in the Seventeenth Century: Science, Literature, and Samuel Pepys

Thursday 21 April 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Kate Loveman (Leicester)

EVENT POSTPONED Cabinet of Curiosities Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Wednesday 13 April 2016

The workshop is designed to give postgraduates the opportunity to present their current research.

Epistolary cultures - letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe.

Friday 18 March 2016

This conference will explore the many aspects of early modern epistolary culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth century in its Latin and vernacular forms.

The Power and Effects of Music: English Theories from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Wednesday 16 March 2016

This Cabinet of Curiosities seminar will explore early modern music and its impact on the early modern world.

Ego in Love. Descartes’s Account of Love (Passions of the Soul, §§ 79-83) and its Thomistic Background

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Alberto Frigo (Reims) will give insights into Descartes definition of love in the 'Passions of the Soul' (art. 79-84)


Wednesday 9 March 2016

An opportunity to visit us on campus for a taster of the CREMS inter-disciplinary taught Masters degree in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

'The News Imaginary'

Thursday 25 February 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Joad Raymond (QMUL)

Cabinet of Curiosities Social: Academic Speed Dating

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Join us in networking and connecting with fellow postgraduates to share your research.

Sounds and Silences: Reflections on Music, Sound, and the Phenomenology of Space in the Confessional Borderlands of the Holy Roman Empire

Thursday 11 February 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Alex Fisher (University of British Columbia)

'The Virtual Excommunication of Edward II'

Friday 29 January 2016

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE FROM USUAL DAY AND VENUE We are delighted to welcome Ed Paleit (Exeter) to deliver our CREMS research seminar entitled 'The Virtual Excommunication of Edward II'

Remembering the Reformation Masterclass: Objects and Memories

Friday 29 January 2016

This event is part of the official launch of the 3-year Arts and Humanities Research Council project "Remembering the Reformation", which will coincide with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

THIS LECTURE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Rome Ruined, Rome Recalled: Reformation, Memory and the ‘Antiquity of Godliness’

Thursday 28 January 2016

We are delighted to welcome Professor Eamon Duffy to deliver a public lecture to launch the AHRC funded collaborative and interdisciplinary project on 'Remembering the Reformation'.

Cabinet of Curiosities Workshop “Showing a Leg and Cutting a Caper”: Dancing in the Early Modern Period

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Darren Royston (RADA) will give a presentation on early modern dancing and the ways in which dancing was conducted and their meanings, implications and perceptions.

"Court Studies at the Spanish Monarchy: Royal Households, Ceremonial and Royal Sites"

Wednesday 27 January 2016

CREMS brown bag lunch with Eloy Hortal Muñoz (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid)

Cannibals, Christians, and the Anthropological Imagination: Montaigne and His Contemporaries

Friday 15 January 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker John Martin (Duke)

‘Plum-pottage and popery: the Celebration and Suppression of Christmas in Seventeenth-Century England’

Tuesday 8 December 2015

The Cabinet of Curiosities will contribute to the festive holiday season by hosting a social and a seminar by Emeritus Professor, Bernard Capp that explores the early modern Christmas traditions.

'Civility, Violence, Civilization: 1500-1800'

Thursday 3 December 2015

We are delighted to welcome Prof Stuart Carroll to deliver the final CREMS Research Seminar of the Autumn term. This will be followed by the CREMSmas party.

CREMS Seminar - 'A Portrait of the Renaissance Venetian Artist as a Young Man: Jacopo Bellini and a Twenty-First-Century Approach to the Artist's Monograph.'

Thursday 19 November 2015

PLEASE NOTE LATER START TIME. CREMS is delighted to welcome Daniel Wallace Maze who will talk about the establishment of the Bellini Workshop in San Geminiano.

CREMS Research Seminar - 'Theatre and News Culture: Dramatizing the News in Royalist Pamphlet Plays of 1648-49.'

Thursday 12 November 2015

This paper focuses on a number of royalist pamphlets which were published between 1648 and 1649 within the context of the second civil war, the trial and execution of Charles I, and the abolition of the monarchy.

CREMS Seminar: Reading Historic Objects: the Archaeology of Henry VII and Elizabeth York's Rediscovered Furniture.

Thursday 5 November 2015

CREMS is delighted to welcome Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian, broadcaster and advocate for heritage sites.

Cabinet of Curiosities 'Early Modern Senses' workshop

Wednesday 4 November 2015

The Cabinet of Curiosities will be hosting a postgraduate workshop that will explore the significance, perceptions and impact of smells, sights and sounds in early modern society.

Wars and Lechery: Fletcher and the Archive

Thursday 29 October 2015

This paper will consider the uses of archival material in the study of Jacobean drama, in the context of new approaches to life-writing in early modern studies.

Cabinet of Curiosities - One Day Conference 'The Early Modern World: Near and Far, 1450 - 1650'

Friday 16 October 2015

The Cabinet of Curiosities, in association with the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the University of York, is hosting a one-day inter-disciplinary conference which explores the concepts and ideas that existed in the early modern world and its implications with the wider world.

CREMS Seminar and Welcome Reception - An ‘Aristotelian Moment’: Democracy in Early Modern England.

Thursday 8 October 2015

Phil Withington was born in Yorkshire, trained as a historian in Cambridge, and has worked in Aberdeen, Leeds, and Cambridge. He joined Sheffield as Professor of Early Modern History in September 2012.

Call for Papers: The Early Modern Line

Friday 18 September 2015

The Early Modern Lines network invites proposals for 10-minute lightning papers on any topic considering the ‘early modern line’, conceived of in the broadest possible sense.

3-day Summer School on Embroidered Bindings, Amsterdam

Wednesday 19 August 2015

CREMS is delighted to co-sponsor a three-day seminar on the theme of embroidered bindings, taking place in Amsterdam, Leiden, and the Hague.

Cabinet Day Trip to Bolsover Castle

Friday 31 July 2015

Join the Cabinet of Curiosities for a superb day out at historic Bolsover Castle, with a brief talk from Professor Sarah Hutton (Philosophy).

Lost in Translation: A Free Recital

Wednesday 29 July 2015

A programme of vocal music commissioned to accompany the 54th Summer Conference of the Ecclesiastical History Society. All welcome.

Sounding Catholic in Post-Reformation England: a Public Lecture at Markenfield Hall, Ripon

Friday 10 July 2015

CREMS alumnus, Dr Emilie Murphy (NUI Galway) will give a public lecture on how English Catholics used music to enhance their faith in the midst of persecution.

The Deleuzian Line

Monday 29 June 2015

The Early Modern Lines Research Network is delighted to invite you to our next event, a discussion group, held at 2:30pm on Monday 29th June, at B/S 008 at the Berrick Saul Building at the University of York.

Scribbles and Bits: Reader Marginalia on Queens in Early Modern English Histories

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Join the Cabinet of Curiosities for a brown-bag lunch, discussing the work of visiting postgraduate student Andrea Nichols, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Tudor Trilogy: The Adventures of Elizabeth I & Her Father, Henry VIII”

Friday 5 June 2015

The Cabinet of Curiosities, brings you a series of plays written by visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Carole Levin.

Fulbright Public Lecture: 'Boudica's Daughters: Queens and Nationalism in the Tudor/Stuart Age.'

Thursday 4 June 2015

Visiting Fulbright scholar Carole Levin explores how both Boudica and Elizabeth became focal points for nationalist feeling and rhetoric during the Tudor and Stuart periods.

The Book in the Renaissance

Monday 1 June 2015

Explore some old ways of looking at new books...

Iconoclasm as Child's Play

Thursday 28 May 2015

Joe Moshenska investigates the use of holy objects as children's playthings both as a material practice, and a philosophical and poetic concern.

Disseminating Dress: Britain and the Fashion World

Thursday 28 May 2015

Disseminating Dress is a three day conference which explores how ideas and knowledge about dress have been shared, sought and communicated throughout history. In bringing together academics, students, curators, and industry professionals, this conference is an invitation to investigate how people think and have thought about fashion and clothing.

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE Masterclass: "Explaining Apostasy:Three Spaniards in London, 1621-29"

Friday 22 May 2015

In the 1620s two Spanish monks and one English seminary student from Spain turned up in London as apostates from Catholicism. Each then published an autobiographical text explaining the reasons for his conversion.

Distinguished Visitor Lecture: "Rethinking 'Catholic Reformation' and 'Counter Reformation': the case of Italy"

Thursday 21 May 2015

To close the international workshop 'The Origins of the Inquisition in Comparative Perspective' we are delighted to welcome Massimo Firpo, (Professor in Reformation & Counter-Reformation History, Scuola normale superiore, Pisa & Professor of Modern History, University of Turin) to deliver our Distinguished Visitor Lecture.

The Origins of the Inquisition in Comparative Perspective: An International Workshop

Thursday 21 May 2015

This comparative workshop asks how the Spanish, Portugese and Roman inquisitions wrote themselves into history as saviours of orthodoxy. It will explore whether the three inquisitions can be considered a single, transnational network and consider the importance of the medieval inquisition to our understanding of its early modern successors.

The Voices of King Lear

Saturday 16 May 2015

A pre-show talk, with illustrative help from actors, ahead of the Jonathan Miller production of King Lear, part of the York International Shakespeare Festival

Annual Patrides Lecture: Ends, Exits and the Eschaton in King Lear

Thursday 14 May 2015

The department’s annual distinguished Patrides lecture, and a pre-show talk for the Jonathan Miller production of King Lear, part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

“Sing like birds i’th’cage”: Cultivating Shakespeare in Captivity, 1914-2014

Tuesday 12 May 2015

A public lecture from the Shakespeare in the Making of Europe workshop, and a pre-show talk for the Jonathan Miller production of King Lear, part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Shakespeare in Ukraine: Voicing the Times

Monday 11 May 2015

A public lecture from the Shakespeare in the Making of Europe workshop, given as part of the York International Shakespeare Festival

Translation on the Main: The Social Life of Language in the French Maritime World during the First Age of Globalization

Thursday 30 April 2015

Paul Cohen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto. A historian of early modern France, he pursues research interests in a range of distinct areas: the formation of nation-states; the social history of languages; and early modern empire.

Under the Skin: A Neighbourhood Ethnography of Early Modern Drama

Thursday 23 April 2015

This talk will take as its premise geocriticism's central tenet that in order to really understand place the ethnographer works from the specific neighbourhood outwards. That is to say that as critics, not least of drama as a cultural and geographical form, we must start from place rather than just journey to it.

Research in Focus Lecture: 'Ingenuity and wonder: Books and worlds in early modern Europe'

Tuesday 21 April 2015

This lecture has been POSTPONED and will be rescheduled shortly. Part of the Research in Focus Public Lecture Series The European Renaissance was the great age of the book, witnessing profound changes in media technologies and distribution, and producing some of the finest books ever made in both manuscript and print.

Over His Dead Body

Thursday 26 March 2015

Richard III will be re-interred in Leicester Cathedral on Thursday March 26. On March 27, the Department of English and Related Literature at York and the School of Modern Languages at Leicester come together to celebrate the historical figure who inspired one of Shakespeare's most popular incarnations.

Christian Communities and Confessional States: Beyond ‘Confessionalization’

Wednesday 18 March 2015

A one-day workshop to investigate the impact and relevance of the ‘confessionalization thesis’

'Burton and Montaigne: resources for scepticism in the early eighteenth century'

Thursday 12 March 2015

Speaker: Dr Christopher Tilmouth

Magic and Intellectual History

Thursday 5 March 2015

A one-day symposium charting the relationship between early modern natural philosophy, religion, and magic

'Modus: Measurements and the Origins of Fashion'

Thursday 26 February 2015

Speaker: Dr Emanuele Lugli

The Carnival Band: Scandal, Sensation and Sweet Musick

Friday 20 February 2015

Join Professor Christopher Marsh (presenter), Vivien Ellis (singer), and Folkestra for an evening in the tabloid world of the seventeenth-century ballad.

Ethics, Shakespeare, and the Intercultural Traffic

Thursday 12 February 2015

Speaker: Professor Alexa Huang

‘Brand Luther. Martin Luther and the creation of a media phenomenon’

Thursday 5 February 2015

Speaker: Professor Andrew Pettegree

Diagrams, Charts and Tables: Visualising Information in Early Modern Lines

Thursday 29 January 2015

Join the inaugural meeting of the Early Modern Lines Research Network, at York Minster Library.

'Pregnancy, False Pregnancy, and Questionable Heirs: Mary I and her Echoes'

Thursday 22 January 2015

Speaker: Professor Carole Levin

CREMS Research Celebration

Thursday 8 January 2015

Music, Pain, Portraiture - celebrate the past, present and future of CREMS.

YorkTalks 2015

Wednesday 7 January 2015

A celebration of research at the University of York.

Archiving the English Reformation: the Parker Society and its (Unintended) Legacies.

Thursday 4 December 2014

CREMS Research Seminar to be followed by CREMSMAS party

CREMS research seminar: Beckett re-inventing Shakespeare in Happy Days.

Thursday 27 November 2014

CREMS research seminar: Beckett re-inventing Shakespeare in Happy Days.

Hamlet in Three Versions

Tuesday 25 November 2014

An afternoon workshop exploring 'Hamlet in Three Versions' led by visiting fellow John Jowett, Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Deputy Director of The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

James Roberts, Writing Tables, and the First Quarto of Hamlet

Thursday 20 November 2014

James Roberts, Writing Tables, and the First Quarto of Hamlet

History Department Research Seminar

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Thinking with Rome: Place, Space and Emotion in the Making of the First World Religion

Jerusalem’s Imprint on the European Visual Memory.

Tuesday 11 November 2014

York Medieval Lecture Prof. Bianca Kühnel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Jerusalem's Imprint on the European Visual Memory

'Nasty, Brutish and Short': Cheap Print and the Scholar of Early Modern England' Lecture by Angela McShane (V&A/RCA)

Thursday 6 November 2014

'Nasty, Brutish and Short': Cheap Print and the Scholar of Early Modern England' Lecture by Angela McShane (V&A/RCA) This talk follows the CREMS afternoon workshop 'Cheap Print and Popular Culture, 1550 -1750' and is open to all.

Cheap Print and Popular Culture, 1550-1750.

Thursday 6 November 2014

Peter Burke's influential term 'Popular Culture' has been the subject of much debate and criticism, but has recently resurfaced, often combined with (and replaced by) the concept of cheap print. Contributors to the workshop 'Cheap Print and Popular Culture' will think about the category of 'the popular' and what it means in relation to the development of the medium of print in the early modern period.

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City

Thursday 6 November 2014

2 day conference organised by the AHRC-Funded Research Network ‘Imagining Jerusalem, 1099 to the Present Day’

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City

Thursday 6 November 2014

2 day conference organised by the AHRC-Funded Research Network ‘Imagining Jerusalem, 1099 to the Present Day’

History Department Research Seminar

Wednesday 29 October 2014

The Ghost of Reformers Past: Memory in the English Reformation

The Early Modern Line: A Postgraduate Workshop

Thursday 31 July 2014

Held by the Cabinet of Curiosities, CREMS Postgraduate forum

Greek Texts and the Early Modern Stage

Monday 14 July 2014

One-day Colloquium

Cathedral Libraries and Archives in the British Isles

Wednesday 2 July 2014

The Thirteenth York Manuscripts Conference, 2-4 July 2014, hosted by CMS and CREMS

Godly Governance

Friday 27 June 2014

A two-day conference, featuring Professor Peter Lake and Dr Lucy Wooding

Postgraduate Symposium

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Cabinet of Curiosities, CREMS

The Provoked Wife, by John Vanbrugh

Friday 20 June 2014

Staged production by the Department of Theatre, Film and TV, Directed by Mike Cordner

Delirious Cosmology: A lecture on the poetry of the universe

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Speaker: Kevin Killeen (York), A York Festival of Ideas event

Postgraduate discussion on the role of material culture in the study of the early modern period

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Cabinet of Curiosities, CREMS' postgraduate forum

NEH Summer School Reception

Monday 16 June 2014


The Invention of Science, 1492-1610

Thursday 12 June 2014

David Wootton (York), History Anniversary Lecture

Border traffic: Humans and animals in King Lear

Thursday 5 June 2014

CREMS Graduate Seminar with Andreas Höfele (Munich)

German Shakespeare: Hamlet in the Twenties

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Speaker: Andreas Höfele (LMU Munich), Patrides Lecture

Narrative Conversions

Monday 2 June 2014

A 2-day collaborative workshop with Early Modern Conversions (IPLAI, McGill University)

Faculty Meeting

Wednesday 21 May 2014

for CREMS affiliated staff

'On or about'/'In and upon': dating events in the Elizabethan and early Stuart north

Tuesday 20 May 2014

History Seminar, speaker: Keith Wrightson (Yale)

Shakespeare and the V&A

Monday 19 May 2014

IPUP Public Lecture, Speaker Bill Sherman (York)

Reconstructing neighbourhoods in early modern London: the evidence of church court depositions

Monday 19 May 2014

CREMS Graduate Masterclass with Keith Wrightson (Yale)

A Deadly Obsession: the rivalry between the Tudors and the Stuarts

Wednesday 14 May 2014

IPUP Public Lecture, Speaker: Linda Porter

Time and Early Modern Thought

Saturday 10 May 2014

Day 2 of two-day Northern Renaissance Roses Seminar

Cabinet of Curiosities Pot Luck Dinner & Playreading

Friday 14 March 2014

CREMS Postgraduates Forum

Jesuits and Music in Guam and the Marianas, 1668-1769

Wednesday 12 March 2014

David Irving (Australian National University), CREMS Seminar

Wittgenstein, Veronese and Ginger Rogers: What does 'red' mean?

Monday 3 March 2014

Speaker: Paul Smith (Warwick), History of Art seminar

'Let the balance be just and the weights equal': Quentin Matsys's Moneychanger and his Wife in 1514

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Joanna Woodall (Courtauld Institute), CREMS Seminar

'Two lubberly preposterous figures': Medieval giants in modern London

Monday 24 February 2014

Speaker: Alixe Bovey, History of Art seminar

Investigating St Stephen's Chapel in the Palace of Westminster

Thursday 20 February 2014

Department of History Research Seminar

Telling Dreams: Oneiric Circulation in Early Modern New France

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Speaker Mary Baine Campbell (Brandeis University), CREMS Seminar - NB: Starting at 5.45pm

Imagining Jerusalem First Workshop

Tuesday 11 February 2014

AHRC Project 2-day workshop for invited participants

Politics and Protest: changing responses to economic crisis in Tudor and Stuart England

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck), CREMS Seminar

Creatures of the mind: witchcraft from melancholia to psychoanalysis

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Kate Hodgkin (University of East London), CREMS Seminar

A Monarchical Monarchy: Thoughts on the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Thursday 23 January 2014

CANCELLED: John Bossy (York), History Anniversary Lecture

CREMS Brown Bag lunch: The Futures of Book History

Thursday 23 January 2014

Led by Helen Smith and Emma Molin

How to do books with things in early modern England

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Jason Scott-Warren (Cambridge), CREMS Seminar

CREMS Brown Bag lunch on Collecting and Collections

Thursday 16 January 2014

Led by Helen Smith and Emma Molin

Visual Politics in the German Renaissance

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Professor Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge), CREMS Seminar


Wednesday 4 December 2013

to follow the double bill of CREMS Seminars

CREMS Seminar double bill

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Speakers: Amanda Lillie and Jeanne Nuechterlein (History of Art, York), followed by CREMSMAS Party!

Cabinet of Curiosities: Mince pies and Mulled wine

Friday 29 November 2013

CREMS Postgraduate Forum

Richard III Silent Film

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Script, voice-to-screen direction and introduction: Judith Buchanan (York), in partnership with York Theatre Royal

Gesualdo 400th Anniversary Conference

Saturday 23 November 2013

A two-day conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Gesualdo. Keynote Speakers: James Wood and Ruth McAllister

Shakespeare, Anecdotally

Wednesday 20 November 2013

TFTV and CREMS, Speaker Paul Menzer (MBC, Virginia)

Reconstructing Shakespeare's Songbook

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Music Department Seminar, speaker Ross W. Duffin (Case Western Reserve University)

George Clifford: Tales of bravery and piracy!

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Speaker: Gillian Walters, Centre for Lifelong Learning

the Garden of Wysdom

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Discussing academic career realities, CREMS & Cabinet of Curiosities

Brown Bag Lunch for Postgraduates

Thursday 17 October 2013

Cabinet of Curiosities, CREMS

Nested Polyphonies: Stratification and Organicism in 15th-Century Chansonniers

Wednesday 16 October 2013

CREMS Seminar, Speaker Jane Alden (Wesleyan University)

Lyric Structures

Friday 11 October 2013

Research Seminar with Jonathan Culler (Cornell)

Theory of the Lyric

Thursday 10 October 2013

Speaker Jonathan Culler (Cornell), Public Lecture

History Graduate Conference

Friday 4 October 2013

Papers on various PhD topics

From Thread to Pigment: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Modern Costume

Thursday 25 July 2013

Study Day at the Bowes Museum

Queen Margaret in Shakespeare and Chronicles: She-Wolf or Heroic Spirit?

Monday 15 July 2013

A CREMS Work-in-Progress Seminar

Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellowships

Monday 8 July 2013

Presentations and Awards

Closing date for Call for Papers: Cathedral Libraries and Archives of Britain and Ireland 3-5 July 2014

Monday 1 July 2013

2-day conference 3-5 July 2014, hosted by CMS and CREMS

The Dutch Courtesan

Saturday 22 June 2013

John Marston's great city comedy, directed by Mike Cordner, TFTV

The Dutch Courtesan

Friday 21 June 2013

John Marston's great city comedy, directed by Mike Cordner, TFTV

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800

Friday 21 June 2013

Two-day interdisciplinary conference, 21-22 June 2013

The Dutch Courtesan

Thursday 20 June 2013

John Marston's great city comedy, directed by Mike Cordner, TFTV

Dating "Everyman" (not as slutty as it sounds)

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Eric Rasmussen (Univ of Nevada) CREMS Seminar

Renaissance Reincarnations on the Page

Saturday 15 June 2013

Supported by CREMS and the Department of Theatre, Film and Television

Postgraduate Symposium

Friday 14 June 2013

Cabinet of Curiosities

The Production and Reading of Music Sources

Thursday 6 June 2013

3-day Conference at the Warburg Institute

The European Marvell

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Nigel Smith (Princeton) Patrides Lecture, 2013

Literature, Politics and Religion in the Dutch Republic: 'True Freedom' and an Anglo-Dutch perspective

Monday 3 June 2013

Nigel Smith (Princeton), CREMS Postgraduate Workshop

Poetics & Prose Theory in Early Modern English

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Thomas Browne 6, 2013 Symposium, CREMS

Morrell Theory Workshop

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Monica Brito-Vieira (York) Morrell Centre for Toleration, Department of Politics

Understanding Baroque Ivory Sculptures: The Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Monday 20 May 2013

Marjorie Trusted (V&A) History of Art Department Seminar

Shakespeare’s Globe in light of its Audiences

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Public Lecture - 50 Years of Education at York

Capuchin Model of Leadership: the Pére Ange (Henri de Joyeuse) 1563-1608

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Peter Goddard (Guelph), CREMS Seminar

Carlstadt's Wagon: Visual propaganda for the Reformation

Friday 10 May 2013

Postgraduate Seminar with Lyndal Roper (Oxford) and Jenny Spinks (Manchester)

Love, Anger and Envy: Emotions and the early Reformation

Thursday 9 May 2013

Lyndal Roper (Oxford) Annual Aylmer Lecture, History Department

Women and the Popular in Early Modern England

Wednesday 1 May 2013

CREMS Afternoon workshop, with guest speakers Laura Gowing (King's London), Adrian Wilson (Leeds)

The Tudors and the Founding of the Savoy Hospital

Monday 29 April 2013

Charlotte Stanford(Brigham-Young University)History of Art Department Seminar

The Reader's Eye: Between annotation and illustration

Monday 22 April 2013

Bill Sherman (York) History of Art Seminar

Embroidered Encounters: Travel, Religion and the Household at Hardwick Hall

Monday 25 March 2013

Speaker: Dr Helen Smith (York) Conversion Narratives project public lecture series "Cultural Encounters"

Renaissance Reincarnations in the Theatre

Thursday 14 March 2013

The theatrical construction of Early Modern afterlives

Encountering Islam: The Qu'ran in the European Enlightenment

Monday 11 March 2013

Speaker: Dr Ziad Elmarsafy (York) Conversion Narratives project public lecture series "Cultural Encounters"

The Politics of Touch: Shaking hands in Early Modern England

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Prof John Walter (Essex) CREMS Seminar

Screening of The Tempest, Julie Taymore 2010

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Cabinet of Curiosities Film Night

Improbable lives: A One-Eyed Soldier, a Dervish and Other Converts in Early Modern Rome

Monday 25 February 2013

Speaker: Dr Peter Mazur (York) Conversion Narratives project public lecture series "Cultural Encounters"

The Full Monteverdi

Friday 22 February 2013

A film by John La Bouchardiere featuring I Fagiolini

Investigating Titian: the first forty years

Thursday 21 February 2013

Public Lecture

'A Certain Imaginary Conjunction': Law, medicine and 'libertinage'

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Dr Wes Williams (Oxford) CREMS Seminar

Laughter and civil conversation: from Castiglione to Hobbes

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Prof Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, London) CREMS Seminar

How Machiavellian was Machiavelli?

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Speaker: Professor Quentin Skinner FBA, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London Public Lecture

Sinan: A Muslim Converts in Elizabethan England

Monday 11 February 2013

Speaker: Dr Matthew Dimmock (Sussex) Conversion Narratives project public lecture series "Cultural Encounters"

Postgraduate Potluck Supper and Playreading

Saturday 9 February 2013

Cabinet of Curiosities, CREMS postgraduate forum

I Fagiolini presents "Insalata: A musical banquet of secular Renaissance dishes"

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Director Robert Hollingworth

'Weaving the web': Women's Translations as Dialogues in Early Modern England

Thursday 31 January 2013

Prof Brenda Hosington Associate Fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick, CREMS Seminar

Travellers' Tales

Monday 28 January 2013

Speaker: Dr Abigail Shinn (York) Conversion Narratives project public lecture series "Cultural Encounters"

Making Religion Matter? Questioning the Relationship between Art and Religion

Monday 28 January 2013

A workshop to explore the religious turn in the history of art

Swagger and Smirk: Patrician Empowerment and Rembrandt's Nightwatch

Monday 21 January 2013

Speaker: Dr Cordula Van Wyhe (York), History of Art Seminar

Cultural Encounters: The Circulation of the Sacred in the Early Modern World

Monday 14 January 2013

Speaker: Dr Simon Ditchfield (York) Conversion Narratives project public lecture series: "Cultural Encounters"

The Topography of the Kitchen, Medicine and Spirituality in the Diaries of Sister Margaret of the Mother of God (Brussels,1635-1637)

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Cordula van Wyhe (York) CREMS Seminar, followed by CREMS-MAS PARTY!

Cabinet of Curiosities Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

Thursday 6 December 2012

Presentations of short, Christmas-themed papers

Substance, Creation and Transformation in the Cappella Altieri in Rome

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Richard Checketts (Leeds) CREMS Seminar

Culture and Politics in Golden Age Spain: Attitudes and Assumptions of a Grandee Elite

Thursday 29 November 2012

Alistair Malcolm (Limerick) History Dept Seminar

Seneca - A Model for the Royal Confessor?

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Nicole Reinhardt (Durham) CREMS Seminar

Potluck Lunch for Postgraduates

Tuesday 20 November 2012

organised by the Cabinet of Curiosities, CREMS Postgraduate forum

York 400 Years Ago: Reformation, religious change and social stress?

Wednesday 14 November 2012

York 800 Public Lecture Series

Royal Loss: Untimely death, public and private mourning, and the monarchs who never were...

Saturday 10 November 2012

One-day interdisciplinary conference

The Repatriation of Colonial History: England and America in the seventeenth century

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Malcolm Gaskill (East Anglia) CREMS Seminar

Bibles, Knives and Scissors at Little Gidding

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Adam Smyth (Birkbeck) CREMS Seminar

Conversion and Gender

Thursday 26 July 2012

Conversion Narratives AHRC Project Two-day Symposium

Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Monday 28 May 2012

Cabinet of Curiosities

British Library Modern Historical Manuscripts Collection

Friday 25 May 2012

Dr Arnold Hunt, manuscripts from 1600

Invention, Philosophy and Technology in the Seventeenth Century

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Thomas Browne Fifth Annual Seminar

Seventeenth-Century Gothic

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Architectural Theory and Research School event, History of Art Department

Exhibiting Shakespeare

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Patrides Lecture, in collaboration with Langwith SCR

Renaissance Architecture and Theory Scholars (RATS) Annual Meeting

Saturday 12 May 2012

History of Art Department

People who believe in nothing: Intolerable thoughts in Late Renaissance Italy

Thursday 10 May 2012

Annual Aylmer Lecture, Department of History

Music, Space and Sociability in the Renaissance

Wednesday 9 May 2012

CREMS Afternoon Workshop, open to all

Who owns meaning?

Wednesday 25 April 2012

World Shakespeares Reading Group inaugural session

Renaissance Reincarnations

Saturday 17 March 2012

CREMS Symposium

’Such Place, such Men, such Language & such Ware’: The Theatre of London¹s Fairs

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Prof Tiffany Stern (Oxford) Crems Research Seminar

Passion and Conflict: Persecution, martyrdom and marriage in Early Modern Anabaptism

Thursday 16 February 2012

Katharina Reinholdt (Universität des Saarlandes) History Department Research Seminar

Screening of Derek Jarman's adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II

Monday 13 February 2012

Cabinet of Curiosities event

Food, Faith, and Conversion in the Early Modern World

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Eric Dursteler (Brigham Young University, US) CREMS Research Seminar

(Mis)advising Shakespeare's Players

Monday 6 February 2012

Theatre Inaugural Lectures - Speaking the Speech: Actors, Scripts, Performances

Tales of Turning: Conversion and Rhetoric in Early Modern England

Thursday 2 February 2012

Cabinet of Curiosities Seminar

The Sacred or the Profane: Art, Religion, Amnesia

Monday 30 January 2012

Donald Preziosi (UCLA) History of Art Department Research Seminar

Outgrowing Adonis, outgrowing Ovid: the disorienting narrative of Venus and Adonis

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Subha Mukherji (Downing College, Cambridge) CREMS Research Seminar

Première Screening of Thomas Middleton's 'A Mad World, My Masters'

Thursday 12 January 2012

Film of TFTV'S first staff-directed stage production

Sharing Shakespeare? Jointly-Authored Plays on Stage

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Varsha Panjwani (York) CREMS Research Seminar

Historicism, Presentism, and The Tempest

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Rob Carson (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York), CREMS Research Seminar

Do good fences make good neighbours? Living with heretics in Early Modern Savoy

Thursday 24 November 2011

History Department research seminar

Did Gertrude Know? Some problems in performing Shakespeare

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Public Lecture provided by the Department of Theatre, Film & Television

Writing fictional histories of early Netherlandish art

Monday 21 November 2011

Jeanne Neuchterlein (York), History of Art research seminar

'My kingdom is not of this world': Hobbes's verse history of the Church, 1659-1722

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Professor Justin Champion, Royal Holloway, University of London, CREMS Research Seminar

"And Seek for Grace": Spiritual Conversion on the Early Modern Stage

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Cabinet of Curiosities research seminar

Film Night: Edward II

Saturday 5 November 2011

Cabinet of Curiosities postgraduate event

Cabinet of Curiosities

Monday 31 October 2011

Social event for postgraduates

Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen

Thursday 27 October 2011

University of York Public Lecture

Leonardo da Vinci's Treatise on Painting: Was it a Catholic Reformation Text?

Friday 21 October 2011

Professor Claire Farago (Colorado at Boulder), History of Art Research Seminar

Music and the English Reformation

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Jonathan Willis, Birmingham University CREMS Research Seminar

Graduate Conference

Friday 14 October 2011

History Department

The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: the Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011)

Thursday 7 July 2011

A three-day International Conference 7-9 July

Stor(y)ing Objects

Thursday 30 June 2011

CREMS-Cabinet of Curiosities Seminar with speaker Karolina Lebek (University of Silesia)

Rethinking Holy Space

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Alexei Lidov (Moscow) and Jas Elsner (Oxford) A Symposium

Problems surrounding the Virgins on the Rocks

Thursday 9 June 2011

History of Art Research Seminar, with speaker Luke Syson (The National Gallery)

Conversion Narratives in the Early Modern World

Thursday 9 June 2011

A 3 Day International Conference 9-11 June 2011

Leonardo in Milan

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Speaker: Luke Syson (National Gallery), History of Art Lecture

The Private Life of William Shakespeare

Thursday 2 June 2011

Professor Lena Cowen Orlin (Georgetown University) The 2011 Patrides Lecture

The Private Renaissance

Thursday 2 June 2011

Cabinet of Curiosities Post-graduate Seminar, led by Lena Cowen Orlin (Georgetown University)

Holy Space and the Senses

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Graduate Student Seminar led by Alexei Lidov

The Context of "Leviathan": A New Interpretation

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Dr Noel Malcolm (All Souls College, University of Oxford) CREMS Research Seminar

Cabinet of Curiosities Movie Night: Shakespeare Wallah

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Merchant Ivory, 1965

Postgraduate London trip

Monday 16 May 2011

With visits to the Warburg Institute and the Globe Theatre

Hierotopy, Spatial Icons & Image-Paradigms

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Professor Alexei Lidov, History of Art Open Lecture

CREMS welcome reception for Professor Alexei Lidov (Moscow)

Monday 9 May 2011

University Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the History of Art, Contact: Bill Sherman or Helen Hills

Henry V: History's Man or Shakespeare's?

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Dr Craig Taylor & Dr Judith Buchanan - Public Lrcture

Whose Shakespeare? Early African engagement with Shakespeare in South Africa

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Dr Brian Willan CREMS and Modern School, Department of English

Representations of Regicide in 17th-Century Europe

Saturday 12 March 2011

CREMS / Sorbonne Nouvelle Day Conference

Cabinet of Curiosities Postgraduate Symposium

Wednesday 9 March 2011

A Cabinet/CREMS postgraduate forum event

Teaching Civil War Writings

Thursday 3 March 2011

Symposium run by the English Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy, with CREMS and Dept of English & Related Literature

Words, words, words: "Hamlet" without them

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Screening of Asta Nielsen "Hamlet"

The Places of Popular Medicine: Aristotle's Masterpiece in Context

Tuesday 15 February 2011

Professor Mary Fissell (The Johns Hopkins University) CREMS/CECS Public Lecture

Shakespeare's Flop: the literary and the popular in the 17th-century book trade

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Professor Zachary Lesser (University of Pennsylvania) CREMS Research Seminar

CREMS Brown Bag Lunch Seminar

Wednesday 9 February 2011

with Professor Zachary Lesser

About Dogs - The Inaugural White Rose Animals Seminar

Friday 4 February 2011

York/Sheffield/Leeds/ 2010-2012

Andrew Benjamin: Open Conversation

Friday 28 January 2011

Graduate Seminar

The Economy of Colour in Rosso Fiorentino

Thursday 27 January 2011

Professor Andrew Benjamin, Monash University

Listening to Architectural Space

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Professor Deborah Howard (Cambridge) Annual CREMS/NCEM Public Lecture

Love and exile: Petrarch, Sidney and John Berryman

Monday 24 January 2011

Professor John Roe, Inaugural Lecture

[Gentle]men Behaging Badly: Aggression Anxiety and Repertory in the Playhouses of Early Modern London

Monday 13 December 2010

Dr Richard Rowland (York) CREMS Research Seminar followed by CREMSmas PARTY!

'A History of Britain' - Ten Years On

Wednesday 8 December 2010

IPUP Symposium with Guest Speaker Simon Schama

Cabinet of Curiosities Film Evening

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Showing Derek Jarman's 'Caravaggio'

Distrust and Public Service in Early Modern Knowledge Economy: A case of the Hartlib Circle

Thursday 2 December 2010

Dr Koji Yamamoto (King's College London) History Department Research Seminar

The Impact of Renaissance Rhetoric, 1380-1620

Monday 29 November 2010

Professor Peter Mack (Director, Warburg Institute) CREMS Research Seminar

Kings and Cripples: royal and Eccentric Bodies in Medieval Culture

Thursday 25 November 2010

Christopher Baswell (Barnard-Columbia Universities, New York) The 2010 Riddy Lecture

The Cult of Seduction: The Revolution of Lust and Gender in England, 1600-1800

Thursday 25 November 2010

Faramerz Dabhoiwala (Oxford) History Department Research Seminar

With Great Diversity: Manga Configuration of Shakespeare

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Sam Myklebost - Cabinet of Curiosities Work-in-Progress Seminar

Star Art: Middle Ages to Renaissance: East of Constantinople, West of Sicily

Wednesday 24 November 2010

The York Medieval Seminar - Graduate Workshop led by Prof Piero Boitani (University of Rome)

Star Art, Medieval to Renaissance: Mosaics, Paintings, Architecture and Literature

Tuesday 23 November 2010

The York Medieval Seminar Professor Piero Boitani (University of Rome)

The Archaeology of Performance Spaces

Wednesday 17 November 2010

CREMS Symposium with the Departments of Archaeology, English, and Theatre, Film and TV

Sex, Violence and Religion in the Northern Province, 1300-1858

Saturday 13 November 2010

York Cause Papers one-day conference

Cabinet of Curiosities Social Event

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Introductory meeting

Coming in the Clouds: Bernini’s Architecture as Painting

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Dr Fabio Barry (St Andrews) CREMS Research Seminar

Conversion Narratives

Wednesday 27 October 2010

CREMS Brown Bag Seminar

News from Africa: Reporting Conversion in Renaissance Italy

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Professor Kate Lowe (Queen Mary, University of London) Conversion Narratives Launch Event

Society for Renaissance Studies 4th Biennial Conference 2010

Friday 16 July 2010

The 4th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies will be held in the historic city of York on 16-18 July 2010, hosted by the Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies - University of York.