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CREMS provides a forum for more than thirty academic staff and their postgraduates from eight leading departments at York, sharing strong affiliations with the departments of English, History, History of Art and Archaeology.

The Director of the Centre is 
Simon Ditchfield (Department of History)

The Centre Administrator is
Brittany Scowcroft crems-enquiries@york.ac.uk 

Academic Staff

Tara Alberts, BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)
History
Encounters and exchanges, Europe and Asia 1500-1700

Keith Allen, MA (Cambridge), PhD (UCL) 
Philosophy
Philosophy of perception (especially colour), early modern philosophy, phenomenology, and the philosophy of philosophy

Monica Brito Vieira, MA, PhD (Cantab) 
Politics
Hobbes and ideas of representation

Sarah Brown, MA (York), FSA, FRHistS
History of Art, Director of York Glaziers Trust
Ecclesiastical architecture and stained glass

Judith Buchanan, BA (Bristol), DPhil (Oxon) 
English
Shakespeare, film, performance

Stuart Carroll, BA (Bristol), PhD (London) 
History
Religion and Violence in France; Neighbourliness & Community in France, Germany, England and Italy

John Cooper, MA, DPhil (Oxon), AM (Penn) 
History
Religion, propaganda and monarchy in England

Michael Cordner, MA (Cantab) 
Theatre, Film & Television 
Renaissance and Restoration drama

Brian Cummings, MA, PhD (Cantab) 
Anniversary Professor, English
Shakespeare, history of religion, history of the book

Simon Ditchfield, BA (York), MPhil, PhD (Warburg) 
History
Perceptions and uses of the past, Italian Counter-Reformation

Jonathan Finch, BA, MA, PhD (UEA) 
Archaeology
Historic landscapes and church archaeology in England

Anthony Geraghty, BA (Birmingham), MA (London), PhD (Cantab) 
History of Art
Architecture and architectural drawing in England

Kate Giles, BA, MA, DPhil (York) 
Archaeology
Civic and ecclesiastical buildings in England

Natasha Glaisyer, BA (Canterbury, NZ), PhD (Cantab) 
History
Cultures of commerce in England

Sarah Griffin, MSc (Aberystwyth)
Library and Archives
Special Collections; York Minster Library

 

 

Helen Hills, BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (Courtauld) 
History of Art
Baroque architecture (Italy); the idea of 'baroque'; gender, religious devotion and architecture in post-Tridentine Italy

Robert Hollingworth, (New College, Oxford)
Anniversary Reader, Music
Founder of ensemble I Fagiolini

Mark Jenner, BA, DPhil (Oxon) 
History
History of the body, conceptions of cleanliness, London

Richard Johns, MA (Courtauld), PhD (York)
History of Art
Grand-scale decorative history painting; visual culture in the long eighteenth century

Amanda Jones, MA, DPhil (Oxon) 
Borthwick Institute
Popular protest in England; archives and palaeography

Oliver Jones, MA, PhD (York)
TFTV
Early Modern travelling players and performance space

Kevin Killeen, BA, MA, PhD (London) 
English
 
Early modern science, seventeenth century historiography, sermon culture and iconoclasm

Amanda Lillie, BA (Auckland), MA, PhD (Courtauld) 
History of Art
Art and architecture in Italy, Florentine villas

Emilie Murphy, BA, MA, PhD (York);
History
Soundscapes, Music and Religious Culture

Jeanne Nuechterlein, MA, PhD (Berkeley) 
History of Art
Religious and secular imagery in Northern European art

Sarah Olive, PhD (Birmingham)
Education
The place of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in education

Graham Parry, MA (Cantab), PhD (Columbia) 
English
Relationship between literature and the visual arts, Milton

Liz Prettejohn, BA (Harvard) MA, PhD (Courtauld Inst)
History of Art
Receptions of ancient, medieval and Renaissance art

Jane Raisch, BA (Univ of Pennsylvania), PhD. (Univ of California, Berkeley)
English
The literature of C16 and C17 England and Europe; the reception of the classical world.

Richard Rowland, BA (York), MPhil, PhD (Oxon) 
English
Renaissance and Classical drama, editing and performance

 

 

Peter Seymour, BA, DMusic (York) 
Music
Baroque and Classical music, performance practice, rhetoric

Erica Sheen, AGSM, BA, PhD (London) 
English
Shakespeare, film studies, law and literature

Freya Sierhuis, PhD (Florence)
English
Intellectual and literary history of England and Dutch Republic; emotions in EM culture

Helen Smith, MA (Glasgow), PhD (York) 
English 
History of the book, Renaissance literature, feminist theory

Tim Stanton, BA (Leicester), MA (York), PhD (Leicester) 
Politics
Political philosophy, history of toleration, Locke

Laura Stewart, MA (St Andrews), MSc. PhD (Edinburgh)
History
Scottish Political Culture; State Formation & Political Communication

Tom Stoneham, MA (Oxon), MPhil, PhD (London) 
Philosophy
Metaphysics and epistemology, especially idealism and theories of perception

Tim Stuart-Buttle, PhD (Oxford) 
Politics
Early modern European intellectual history, and the history of political thought

Jonathan Wainwright, MA (Dunelm), PhD (Cantab) 
Music
Italian and English music, performance practice, patronage

Geoffrey Wall, BA (Sussex), BPhil (Oxon) 
English
Rabelais, Shakespeare, Milton, psychoanalysis, life-writing

Sophie WeeksMA, PhD (Leeds)
History
Early modern intellectual history; the history of science.

Catherine Wilson, BA (Yale), BPhil (Oxford), PhD (Princeton)
Anniversary Chair, Philosophy
Early Modern philosophy, epicureanism, Lucretius, Descartes

David Wootton, MA, PhD (Cantab), FRHistS 
History
Intellectual and cultural history, medicine, political thought, drama

Cordula van Wyhe, MA, PhD (Courtauld) 
History of Art
Baroque art in the Netherlands and France, patronage and court culture

 

Emeritus Professors

John Roe, BA (Cantab), MA, PhD (Harvard) 
English
English and Italian literature: Petrarch, Machiavelli, Shakespeare

James Sharpe, BA, DPhil (Oxon) 
History
Social and cultural history, witchcraft and crime

Bill Sheils, BA (York), PhD (London) 
History
English Reformation, nonconformity and recusancy, agrarian and urban space