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TIDE Beacon Teacher Fellowship: One Year On

Beacon Fellow, Wendy Lennon, speaks to teachers and museum educators about how ‘decolonising’ the curriculum works in practice In 2019, ERC TIDE and the Runnymede Trust created a twelve-week professional development programme to provide teachers with subject expertise, practical experience, and pedagogical methods to reinvigorate their curriculums. The Beacon Teacher Fellowship enabled and empowered teachers […]

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Telling Tales: Hakluyt and Ramusio

Hakluyt depicted in stained glass in the west window of the south transept of Bristol Cathedral Back in January I spent an afternoon transcribing and translating part of the Bodleian’s copy of Delle Navigationi et Viaggi, Giovanni Battista Ramusio’s Venetian collection of travel narratives. As part of my ongoing research comparing Ramusio’s work to Richard […]

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Celia’s Handkerchief

Handkerchief, Italy (c.1600). Victoria & Albert Museum. I have been thinking a lot about handkerchiefs recently. This was an unexpected development in my research on how the early modern English imagined the commedia dell’arte – a form of Italian comedy where professional players (comici) perform as stock characters (maschere) and semi-improvise around a written plot […]

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What’s in an unsent letter? Strenysham Master and Perceptions of South Asian Religious Diversity in the Seventeenth Century

Portrait of Strenysham Master by Charles D’Agar (National Portrait Gallery) ‘When I was in England with you it was your great fear and my doubt that the English as well as other Christians in these Parts, did not live agreeable to any Rule of Religion.’[1] This is the opening line to an undated and unsent […]

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When a Jesuit meets a fellow

A Jesuit Priest Mughal miniature painting (c. 17th century) Walters Art Museum. ‘We were living times of tranquillity and peace [paz e quietação]’ , wrote Jerónimo Xavier, the head of the Jesuit mission at the Mughal court, in September 1604.[1] This favourable state of affairs suddenly changed, and Father Xavier was unexpectedly ‘dragged into such […]

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News and Events
Polyglot Encounters in Early Modern English Narratives of Distant Travels
October 5 2020

Join us for two evening sessions (5-6.30pm) on 9 & 11 November 2020  Register here  In an age of geographic discoveries and colonisation, easier communication, and international trade growing steadily from the mid-16th century, England gradually established itself as an Atlantic and global power, as a prelude to the formation of the British empire. English records […]

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TIDE is delighted to welcome Professor Ladan Niayesh (Université de Paris) as an Honorary Research Associate and Exeter College Visiting Fellow at Oxford.
October 5 2020

Ladan Niayesh is Professor of Early Modern Studies at the Université de Paris and a member of the LARCA research centre (UMR 8225, CNRS). She will be a Visiting Fellow at Exeter College over Michaelmas term 2020. Her research focuses on early modern travel writings and travel plays in English, with a special interest in […]

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Poetry and Porcelain Dream-Worlds
September 10 2020

Porcelain tea caddy painted in underglaze blue, Qing dynasty, c18th century. Photo © World Museum/National Museums Liverpool. We are delighted to share ‘From Silk Roads to Tudor Ships: Poetry and Porcelain Dream-Worlds’, a collaboration between the World Museum and the TIDE project (Travel, Transculturality, and Identity in England, 1550 –1700). Our partnership brings curators, academic […]

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Matters of Belonging: Teaching Race and Identity in Tudor and Stuart England
April 24 2020

‘Wither would you go? What country/should give you harbour…?’ Based on TIDE and Runnymede Trust’s pioneering Beacon Fellowship, this course material draws on the TIDE project’s Keywords essays to offer support for educators looking to teach migration, race, and identity, and to diversify their approaches to the National Curriculum. This mini course is concerned with […]

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TIDE seminar: Anglo-Iberian Exchanges & book launch
January 23 2020

We warmly invite you to two events on Wednesday 29 January, both of which will be held at the FitzHugh Auditorium in the Cohen Quadrangle (Exeter College) on Walton Street. TIDE seminar: Anglo-Iberian Exchanges 2-4pm Popery, rumours, and a royal palace: our first TIDE seminar of term on the theme of ‘Anglo-Iberian Exchanges’ will feature […]

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