In the TIDE blog...
TIDE Salon: A Voyage Through our New Digital Project

‘Princess entertaining a visitor on the balcony’, mid-to-late 17th century, Met Museum. TIDE Salon is a radical new archive: a ground-breaking, interactive multimedia collaboration between TIDE, the award-winning novelist Preti Taneja, six extraordinary sound and spoken word artists (Steve Chandra Savale, Sarathy Korwar, Shama Rahman, Ms. Mohammed, Sanah Ahsan, and Zia Ahmed), curator and creative […]

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‘Polyglot Encounters in Early Modern English Narratives of Distant Travels’ Report

On November 9 and 11, ERC-TIDE hosted a series of two online seminars coorganised with the LARCA research centre (UMR8225, Université de Paris) on “Polyglot Encounters in Early Modern English Narratives of Distant Travels”. With more than 300 participants from around the world for each session, the topic and attendance were very much in resonance! […]

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TIDE Keywords in an undergraduate seminar on “Movements, Migrations, Memories”

By the time I completed planning the semester-long arc of an undergraduate seminar on ‘Movements, Migrations, Memories’ for The Ohio State University’s English course on ‘Studying the Margins: Language, Power, and Culture,’ I was sure I wanted to use TIDE Keywords in my class as testaments to the changing valences of words we think we […]

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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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News and Events
TIDE’s Professor Nandini Das awarded ERC funding for TRACTION project
January 27 2021

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Nandini Das has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant for her project TRACTION: Teaching Race, Belonging, Empire and Migration. Issues of race, belonging, empire, and migration have been at the foreground of public consciousness globally in recent years. Our collective understanding of history and culture […]

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TIDE welcomes Elif Shafak, as our visiting writer for 2021
December 1 2020

We are delighted to announce that this year’s TIDE Visiting Writer is Dr Elif Shafak. Elif is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist whose work has been translated in 54 languages. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published 18 books, 11 of which are novels. In December 2020, the Royal Society of Literature announced […]

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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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