CREMS is a centre of research excellence for the study of Early Modern history, with leading experts in religious, social, political, and cultural history.

We have a broad range of staff who teach on our postgraduate programmes, with cutting-edge research interests in the English reformation, material cultures, the reformation in the holy roman empire, Catholic reform, global exploration and seventeenth century British political history (including the civil war).

The Centre hosts an annual lecture. So far, speakers have included: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor Kevin Sharpe, Professor Peter Lake, Professor Andrew Pettegree, Dr Susan Brigden, Professor Mark Greengrass, Professor Ulinka Rublack, Professor Lyndal Roper, and Professor Lorna Hutson.  

The Centre supports an interdisciplinary research seminar series of invited speakers throughout the academic year. Information about the Centre’s activity is provided via our website, mailing list, and twitter account. To be added to this mailing list, please contact Tara Hamling.

The Centre hosts conferences and other national and international research events in the field. It also provides an operating base for research projects, both small-scale collaborative projects between members of the Centre and larger-scale projects with other institutions.