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Counter-Reformation English Women and the Spanish Baroque

Like my early modern counterparts, I am drawn to patterns. I find pleasure in resonance and recurring motifs, in words and ideas that weave in and out of the everyday and acquire new associations and layers of significance. So as I sat eating chocolate-dipped figs in the rural Spanish town of Zafra last October, in […]

Thomas Stephens: English exile, Jesuit priest, Marathi poet

Façade of the Rachol Seminary where Thomas Stephens served as a rector. Here is a sneak peek into what we’re working on, following the launch of our open access TIDE: Keywords – a set of case-studies on border-crossers in and out of England, due out next year, also as an open access publication. Read on […]

‘Digital Humanities’ Exploration Session at #OnBelonging

The Exploration Session ‘Digital Humanities’ (Dr Edmond Smith, U. of Kent) offered an overview of key methodologies in this rapidly developing field as well as vibrant discussions about the future. We did this through the conversations within the session, as well as using an online voting system, through which participants were invited to share their […]

‘New Directions in the Cultural History of Travel, Mobility, and Transculturality’ Exploration Session at #OnBelonging

The initial idea behind the exploration session ‘New Directions in the Cultural History of Travel, Mobility, and Transculturality’ organized by Dr Eva Johanna Holmberg (Helsinki & QMUL) and including the discussants Dr Liesbeth Corens (QMUL), Dr John Gallagher (Leeds), and Dr Mark Williams (Cardiff) was to discuss recent developments in, some long-term frustrations with, and […]

On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700 26 – 28 July 2018

‘Wither would you go? What country… should give you harbour? Go you to France or Flanders… Nay, anywhere that not adheres to England,/Why, you must needs be strangers…[spurned] like dogs, and like as if that God/Owed not nor made not you.’ These words are possibly the only surviving lines written in Shakespeare’s own hand in […]

News and Events
TIDE’s lunchtime Seminar: ‘Margaret Cavendish as Traveller: gender, geography and The Blazing World’, 1st November 12:30, The Old Library, University of Liverpool, 19-23 Abercromby Square
September 27 2018

TIDE is pleased to invite you to its first seminar of this academic year on Thursday, 1 November at 12:30 at The Old Library. Join us to hear Marion Wynne-Davis (University of Surrey) on ‘Margaret Cavendish as Traveller: gender, geography and The Blazing World’ (see attached poster). All are welcome. Tea and coffee will be […]

Registration is now open for ‘On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700’
May 21 2018

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our summer conference in London ‘On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700’ which will take place at the London Campus of the University of Liverpool between 26 and 28 July 2018. Download a #Onbelonging programme here! Confirmed speakers include: Marina […]

Join us on the 26 May ‘Under the Moon’ for performances about early modern fantastic voyages in the Anglican Cathedral
May 14 2018

Join researchers from the School of Arts, University of Liverpool under the moon for a series of short performances about early modern fantastic voyages. In collaboration with the University of Liverpool Players, costumed actors will enliven historical documents written by Renaissance writers including Shakespeare. These dramatic readings of journeys involving exploration and moon topographies explore […]

Announcing the publication of TIDE: KEYWORDS
May 8 2018

We are thrilled to announce the publication of TIDE’s first major collaborative output — the online, open access resource, TIDE: Keywords. Keywords is the product of 18 months of collaborative work by the whole TIDE team, producing 39 short essays on a selection of keyword terms covering topics related to language, Renaissance, travel, migration, religion, […]


RESCHEDULED TIDE talk and launch of TIDE’s open access Keyword resource: 9th May, 13:15. Budden Lecture Theatre, Leverhulme Building. University of Liverpool.

April 25 2018

Join us and Professor Sylvia Adamson (University of Sheffield) on 9 May for the launch of TIDE’s open access keyword resource and an informal lunch time talk (bring your own sandwiches) on ‘Ideology and Language-change 1500-1800: Literary and Linguistic perspectives’. Sylvia Adamson is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Sheffield and TIDE Visiting […]