The Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) is a centre of excellence at the University of Birmingham for interdisciplinary research into the history of the Reformation and early modern Britain and Europe.
Since the creation of the Centre in 2004 CREMS has hosted prestigious conferences, and has developed a thriving seminar culture that reflects the diverse research interests of staff and students across the University. The Centre has exceptional resources for students and academics interested in the early modern period, including EEBO, all four parts of State Papers Online and the Cecil Papers. The University boasts fine facilities for archival and library research. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts hosts one of Britain’s finest collections of Renaissance art. CREMS also has close links with the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Centre also supports a thriving postgraduate community, offering an MA in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Studies and an MRes in Early Modern History as well as the PhD degree. In collaboration with the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, CREMS teaches an MA in Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cultural History of Renaissance England. Birmingham students applying for taught CREMS programmes qualify for the College of Arts and Law alumni bursary.
We also operate a mailing list and have our own Twitter account, @CREMS_bham, to share information about conferences, workshops, seminars and other events related to the study of early modern history and culture. To be added to the mailing list please email Jonathan Willis, or just start following us on Twitter.
All artworks © 2011 The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, The University of Birmingham