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Devout Pictures and Imperilled Souls: English Travellers on the Enticements of Spain

The seventeenth-century figures and furnishings in La Macarena, Seville. A condemnation of excess, and a praise of the Aristotelian ‘golden mean’, was a rigorous benchmark for self-examination in sixteenth and seventeenth-century moral literature and political thought. Yet gentlemen also praised the desires and passions in a way that subversively celebrated the decadence of sin. ‘The […]

The Misshapen Renaissance: What broken objects tell us about early modern craft

Imitation German stoneware are commonly excavated across England. This jug was found in Rainford, Merseyside. The objects in our next #gateofaccess series may at first seem a world away from the Tudor portraits or the Italianate neoclassicism that often embody the polished appeal of the Renaissance. Here, we present a defence of the ordinary, where […]

Audiences, Immigration and Belonging in Elizabethan Theatres: Putting the archive into performance

Who visited the Elizabethan playhouses? What did it mean to have non-English characters being played on stage? What does dramatic engagement with issues of immigration, identity, and belonging tell us about sixteenth-century theatre? Earlier this month we tackled these questions at a collaborative workshop hosted by TIDE project, Before Shakespeare and the Dolphin’s Back. This […]

Looking back on our 20th November TIDE seminar ‘English Travellers, Spies, and Diplomats in Foreign Courts’

On 20 November, TIDE held its first seminar of the academic year on the theme of ‘English Travellers, Spies, and Diplomats in Foreign Courts’ with Joan-Pau Rubiés (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ICREA) and Nadine Akkerman (Leiden University). These two excellent papers prompted a great deal of discussion amongst the attendees, despite an unexpected fire alarm. Levant […]

TIDE welcomes Sarah Howe, as our visiting writer for 2018

TIDE were delighted to welcome Sarah Howe, our visiting writer for 2018, to Liverpool this week for a series of events which drew visitors from across the university and the wider public. Sarah Howe’s first book, Loop of Jade, won the TS Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and […]

News and Events
Funding available! We’re delighted to announce 6 Renaissance Studies grants available to Early Career Researchers presenting at ‘On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700’
January 10 2018

Thanks to the generous support of the Society for Renaissance Studies, we will offer six conference bursaries for Early Career Researchers presenting a paper or organising an ‘exploration session’. These bursaries cover registration, reception, and £50 towards travel. Please include a separate 1-page CV and a 300-word statement in addition to your abstract if you […]

Announcing the CfP for TIDE’s first conference – ‘On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700
December 15 2017

Call for Papers: ‘On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700’, 26 – 28 July 2018 London Campus, University of Liverpool, 33 Finsbury Square EC2A 1AG How did early modern processes of global exchange influence English identity? How did the movement of peoples, objects, and ideas across the globe shape English concepts […]

TIDE’s Lauren Working Awarded Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Library Fellowship for 2018
November 29 2017

Lauren has received a grant for a short-term residency at the Anthropology Library in the British Museum next spring, where she will be one of two RAI fellows for the upcoming year. Her research will focus on gaining a deeper anthropological understanding of Native American material culture, to better understand the role of indigenous objects […]

Audiences, Immigration, and Belonging in Elizabethan Theatres
November 14 2017

Join us just north of of the City walls in Finsbury Square for an open performance workshop exploring the diverse audiences of Elizabethan playhouses and their surrounding neighbourhoods. We will ask: Who visited Elizabethan playhouses? What might it mean to put “non-English” characters on stage? What do playwrights’ engagement with the issues of immigration, identity, […]

Miriam Allott Series 2017-18: Sarah Howe, TIDE Writer in Residence with Colm Toibin Fellow, Anthony Joseph
October 30 2017

Sarah Howe, TIDE Writer in Residence, and TS Eliot Prize-winning author of Loop of Jade will read with University of Liverpool’s Colm Toibin Fellow in Creative Writing, the novelist Anthony Joseph. Tuesday 14 November 5.30pm, School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square. Funded by the European Research Council and in association with the Centre […]