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ENG 484B – Capstone – Senior Research Seminar I designed a Keywords assignment based on the TIDE Keywords resource in an undergraduate Senior Research Seminar at Michigan State University. This seminar served as a ‘Capstone’ course designed for graduating seniors, to bring together the various skills they have learned in English courses thus far (close […]

TIDE and Liverpool: What’s Next

Broken coach wheels, gaping sea monsters, cozening tricksters – we’ve read enough classical and early modern literature to know that voyaging contains a litany of perils. While we have high hopes for reaching our new destination intact, what makes our impending departure less difficult is the knowledge that we’ll be continuing our collaborations with partners […]

A Court Musician’s Backup Gig: Angelo Notari as Venetian Spy

At the start of my doctoral research last year in the Archivio di Stato di Venezia, I spotted a familiar but unexpected name in the Venetian state papers. It was signed at the bottom of a receipt, in handwriting that I had only seen in a British Library music manuscript [1]. This was the signature […]

The Merits of Civility | 5 July 2019 | Waterstones Piccadilly

Last Friday, TIDE visiting writer Nikesh Shukla sat down with Priyamvada Gopal, Reader in Anglophone and Related Literatures in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, Nish Kumar, a critically acclaimed comic, and journalist, editor, and producer Hussein Kesvani for a conversation about anger, social media, and the place of humour in public […]


Panel chaired by Dawn Butler MP discusses the findings of the joint report on ‘Teaching Migration, Belonging and Empire in Secondary Schools’. On 4 July, TIDE and the Runnymede Trust presented their joint report on ‘Teaching Migration, Belonging and Empire in Secondary Schools’ at a panel discussion in the Houses of Parliament hosted and chaired […]

News and Events
Join us for TIDE’s first Oxford event!
October 14 2019

TIDE is pleased to invite you to its first Oxford seminar and the first Early Modern English Literature Seminar of 2019/2020. The seminar will take place on 15 October at the T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College at 17:15. This round-table session will discuss some of TIDE’s research into keywords and a few of the […]

Join Professor Nandini Das at the 31st SEDERI Conference in Tenerife, Spain, on 6-8 May 2020
October 9 2019

Join our very own Professor Nandini Das at the 31st SEDERI (Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies) Conference held in La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain), on 6-8 May 2020. The Conference theme is “Hells and Heavens of Early Modern England” and invites re-examinations of literal and figural representations of hells and heavens, from places […]

TIDE is Moving Home
September 11 2019

After three lively years at the University of Liverpool, TIDE will be moving at the end of the month to its new home at the University of Oxford. Although we’re leaving, we are looking forward to continuing our collaborations with friends and colleagues at the University of Liverpool, the School of the Arts, the Centre […]

ANNOUNCING TIDE-Runnymede Report: Teaching Migration, Belonging, and Empire in Secondary Schools
July 2 2019

The TIDE Project (University of Liverpool) and the leading race equality think tank, The Runnymede Trust, have today published a report calling on the government to make the teaching of migration, belonging, and Empire, mandatory in secondary schools, and to provide teachers with the practical support and resources necessary to equip them to teach these […]

The Merits of Civility: Nish Kumar, Priyamvada Gopal and Hussein Kesvani in conversation with Nikesh Shukla
June 16 2019

What place does “civilised debate” have in today’s political climate? Do ideas of civility hark back to colonial ideas of “civilising savages”? TIDE visiting writer Nikesh Shukla joins Nish Kumar, Priyamvada Gopal, and Hussein Kesvani in Waterstones Piccadilly for a discussion on the merits of civilised debates, and whether absolutes can ever lead to nuanced […]