In the TIDE blog...
The Consecration of St Thomas Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in London and Britain’s historic relationship with Religious Refugees

St Thomas Cathedral, formerly St Saviours Centre for the Deaf, Acton, West London. As 2016 drew to a close, Acton in West London hosted a number of dignitaries for the consecration of the first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in Britain, St Thomas Cathedral, an event which at the time received very little media attention. Amongst the […]

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Huguenots
Persecution
Refugee History
Syriac Church
Rubens and the Andes

On 20 March, TIDE organized its first seminar of 2017 on the theme of ‘Catholic Transculturality in Early Modern Europe’ with Jane Stevenson (King’s College, University of Aberdeen) and Peter Davidson (Campion Hall, University of Oxford). ‘The Royal Nun: religion and exile’, the paper presented by Jane Stevenson, examined an oratorio performed and probably written […]

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The tomb of Francis Tregian: English recusants abroad in the sixteenth century

The tomb of Francis Tregian in Saint Roch Church, Lisbon. Those who visit the Saint Roch Church in Lisbon would probably pay more attention to the extravagant baroque chapel of St. John the Baptist, than to the little tomb of an Englishman who died in 1608 named Francis Tregian. Some four hundred years ago, the […]

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Speaking Objects: Introducing #Gateofaccess

A twentieth-century tobacco jar, made in Italy, used by an English smoker, and depicting a Native American who mirrors stereotypical depictions of Tupí Indians in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Europe. Courtesy of the National Pipe Archive. What is #Gateofaccess? ‘Any object, intensely regarded,’ observes Buck Mulligan in James Joyce’s Ulysses, ‘may be a gate of access […]

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Cross-Cultural Diplomacy Compared at the University of Warwick

Jahangir investing a courtier with a robe of honour watched by Sir Thomas Roe, English ambassador to the court of Jahangir at Agra between 1615 and 1618. On 1 February, the Global History and Culture Centre of the University of Warwick held a workshop on Cross-Cultural Diplomacy Compared: Afro-Eurasian Perspectives (16th-18th Centuries), part of a series […]

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News and Events
Lost Voices: Fred D’Aguiar, David Olusoga, and Catherine Fletcher in conversation with Nandini Das
March 31 2017

Friday 5th May 19.00 – London Review Bookshop, WC1A 2JL The fleeting appearance of black faces in Tudor paintings marks the silent presence of a community’s untold story. Who were the black men and women who lived, loved, and died in Renaissance Britain? How did they arrive? And how can we recover their voices when […]

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Miriam Allott lecture
March 31 2017

Tuesday 25th April 17.30 – School of the Arts, 19 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool Fred D’Aguiar’s dozen books of fiction and poetry have been translated into several languages. His first novel, The Longest Memory, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was made into a film by Channel 4 (UK). His essays and poetry […]

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Visiting Writer Events
March 31 2017

Miriam Allott lecture: Tuesday 25th April 17.30 – School of the Arts, 19 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool

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TIDE launch reported on the University of Liverpool website
December 20 2016

For the university report on the recent formal launch of the TIDE project, see the University of Liverpool news.

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