The Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) was launched in October 2005 at the University of York and is now a flourishing interdisciplinary community devoted to the study of the 16th and 17th centuries. It brings together more than 30 academics and their postgraduates from seven leading departments at York: English and Related Literature, History, History of Art, Archaeology, Music, Philosophy and Politics, making it the largest centre of its kind in the UK.
The Centre offers an annual programme of seminars, conferences and public lectures relating to the Renaissance and Early Modern periods It runs its own taught MA in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students taking postgraduate research degrees within the period.
The Centre works closely with the Borthwick Institute for Archives and the University’s new departments and institutes in the Humanities (particularly the Department of Film, Theatre and Television and the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past), as well as with the York Minster Library, the Yorkshire Country House Project and the National Centre for Early Music. It is developing partnerships with institutions across the UK, Europe and North America.