The Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) is a thriving interdisciplinary community devoted to the study of the long 16th and 17th centuries. It brings together expertise from eight leading departments, making it one of the largest and liveliest centres of its kind in the world.
The Centre is based in the University's purpose-built Humanities Research Centre at the heart of campus and close to the beautiful, historic city of York. Research students are members of a supportive and stimulating interdisciplinary community, taking part in interdisciplinary research seminars, conferences and student-led activities where subject boundaries are easily crossed.
CREMS hosts and collaborates on a wide range of major research projects. We have particular strengths in the history of the book, the history of religion and the history of ideas; space, landscape and the environment; violence and crime; Shakespeare; editing and performance; the reading of history in Elizabethan England; Neapolitan history, topography and culture; the court cultures of England, Italy, Holland and France; materiality, embodiment and the senses.
Check that your research interests align with the expertise of one of our staff. Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please contact them before applying to discuss your application and potential research areas.
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This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.