Research in CREMS

CREMS staff have undertaken, are engaged with, or are currently planning groundbreaking projects on a range of early modern topics of international significance.  A small selection of these are explored below.

From 2003 to 2006, Richard Cust and Andrew Hooper received AHRC funding for a major project to research and edit the records of Court of Chivalry for the period 1634-1640.  The projected resulted in an online searchable database of recprds from the court's heyday, The Court of Chivalry, as well as the companion volume R.P.Cust and A.J.Hopper (eds), Cases in the High Court of Chivalry, 1634-1640 (Harleian Society, new series vol. 18, 2006).

Tara Hamling is currently working on a book, co-authored with Catherine Richardson, on the materiality of daily life in the English domestic interior, 1500-1700. Research towards this project is funded by a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2010). She is the Co-Investigator for an AHRC-funded research network, Ways of Seeing the English Domestic Interior, 1500-1700 (2012-2013) and is supervising an AHRC Collaborative Doctorate in partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on the Material Culture and Cultural Heritage of Shakespeare's England (2010-2013)..

Jonathan Willis has a three-year Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to fund research into a project on the Ten Commandments and the English Reformation (2010-13).

Gillian Wright is currently working on a monograph on English women's poetry, the research for which has been supported by a British Academy small project grant.