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News from 2019

Royal Collection Trust launches ‘The Lost Collection of Charles I’ digital catalogue

Thursday 14 November 2019

Niko Munz, a current PhD student in the Department of History of Art, was behind the research for the database project, which attempts to reconstruct the lost collection.

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.

York English academic helps bring seventeenth-century writer and polymath into the spotlight

Monday 10 June 2019

Professor Kevin Killeen has appeared on the BBC's In Our Time, presented by Melvin Bragg, describing the remarkable career and inventive writings of the seventeenth-century polymath Sir Thomas Browne.

Shakespeare and Co. a hit!

Wednesday 22 May 2019

CREMS is delighted with the success of its most recent conference.

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

Wednesday 22 May 2019

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.

Shakespeare and Co.: On the Page and on the Stage Registration now open!

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Come join our talented group of postgraduate and early career scholars and practitioners for our one-day conference as we explore the multiple functions of the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as both texts and performance pieces.

York International Shakespeare Festival

Wednesday 17 April 2019

The York International Shakespeare Festival (YorkShakes) is a major new cultural venture for York and for the North. It emerges from a productive and ambitious partnership between the York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola, drawing in many other city, regional, national and international partners.

New publication from Simon Ditchfield: A Companion to Early Modern Rome, 1492-1692

Wednesday 20 March 2019

This volume, edited by Pamela M. Jones, Barbara Wisch, and CREMS Director Simon Ditchfield, focuses on Rome from 1492-1692, an era of striking renewal: demographic, architectural, intellectual, and artistic.

SRS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

Monday 11 February 2019

The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships

Thinking with Mysticism: A day symposium

Thursday 10 January 2019

Call for Papers

Thinking with Mysticism: A day symposium

Posted on 10 January 2019

Call for Papers

Friday 31stMay 2019

CREMS, University of York

This day-symposium will explore how the mystical, the prophetic, enthusiastic or the apophatic were deployed, to political, scientific or artistic purposes. It willlook at what thinkers did with mysticism (broadly defined), the strategies of thought or the practices they developed, and the ways in which they then used these strategies to animate, to energise, to trouble their world.

We seek papers that engage with how mysticism mattered beyond the self, and the religiosity of the individual - in politics, in community, in relation to medicine or science, the natural world, and the scholarly world. We encourage papers from a wide temporal as well as religious spread. 

Our keynote speaker, Dr Sarah Apetrei (Keble College, Oxford), is the author of Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England(Cambridge, 2010) and co-editor of An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception (Routledge, 2014)

Also speaking is Dr Shazia Jagot, on medieval Sufi mysticism and science.

Please send abstracts (c. 250 words) or expressions of interest to Kevin Killeen (, by 31stJanuary 2019 

This symposium is part of the lax and diffuse Thomas Browne Seminar series

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