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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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Looking for Jadu

Jahangir investing a courtier watched by Sir Thomas Roe, and others. I have been trying to trace an elusive figure over the last couple of months. When the libraries closed, I thought it would be a good idea to let my search rest for a while. For reasons that are not entirely clear to myself, […]

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News and Events
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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TIDE welcomes Preti Taneja, as our visiting writer for 2020
December 12 2019

We are delighted to announce that this year’s TIDE Visiting Writer is Dr Preti Taneja. Preti teaches writing in prisons and holds an honorary fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge. From 2017-2019 she was a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at Warwick University and in 2019 was the UNESCO Fellow in Prose Fiction at the University […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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