In the TIDE blog...
‘Black Britishness is inherently transnational’:TIDE interviews Fred D’Aguiar, our first visiting writer

Between 23 April and 5 May, TIDE welcomed Fred D’Aguiar as the first TIDE visiting writer. Poet, novelist and playwright Fred D’Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese parents. He lived in Guyana until he was 12, and returned to England in 1972. He is currently Professor of English at UCLA. His two […]

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Evil May Day and the ‘stranger’s case’ — II

1 May 2017 marks the five hundredth anniversary of the first documented race riot and greatest outbreak of violence against immigrants in early modern London. Its story is one of anxiety and frustration that was directed as much at the state as it was at the foreigners themselves. In our own climate of fear and […]

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Evil May Day and the ‘stranger’s case’

1st May 2017 marks the five hundredth anniversary of the first documented race riot and greatest outbreak of violence against immigrants in early modern London. Its story is one of anxiety and frustration that was directed as much at the state as it was at the foreigners themselves. In our own climate of fear and […]

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The Consecration of St Thomas Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in London and Britain’s historic relationship with Religious Refugees

St Thomas Cathedral, formerly St Saviours Centre for the Deaf, Acton, West London. As 2016 drew to a close, Acton in West London hosted a number of dignitaries for the consecration of the first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in Britain, St Thomas Cathedral, an event which at the time received very little media attention. Amongst the […]

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Huguenots
Persecution
Refugee History
Syriac Church
Rubens and the Andes

On 20 March, TIDE organized its first seminar of 2017 on the theme of ‘Catholic Transculturality in Early Modern Europe’ with Jane Stevenson (King’s College, University of Aberdeen) and Peter Davidson (Campion Hall, University of Oxford). ‘The Royal Nun: religion and exile’, the paper presented by Jane Stevenson, examined an oratorio performed and probably written […]

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News and Events
TIDE Seminar – Turks and Mahometans: Presence and Perception in Early Modern England – 26 June 2017
May 23 2017

TIDE is pleased to invite you to its second seminar of 2017, on the theme of ‘Turks and Mahometans: Presence and Perception in Early Modern England’. Join us to hear Jyotsna G. Singh (Michigan State University) speak on the English contacts with Islam in Mughal India, Matthew Dimmock (University of Sussex) on Muslim experiences in […]

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Application for 2 fully funded PhD positions now open
May 18 2017

Application for 2 fully-funded PhD positions now open on the TIDE project, under the supervision of the project director, Professor Nandini Das. Applications are invited from candidates with a strong background in early modern literary studies. The proposed PhD project should explore responses to and practice of transculturality in early modern English literature and culture […]

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Lost Voices: Fred D’Aguiar, David Olusoga, and Catherine Fletcher in conversation with Nandini Das
March 31 2017

Friday 5th May 19.00 – London Review Bookshop, WC1A 2JL The fleeting appearance of black faces in Tudor paintings marks the silent presence of a community’s untold story. Who were the black men and women who lived, loved, and died in Renaissance Britain? How did they arrive? And how can we recover their voices when […]

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Miriam Allott lecture
March 31 2017

Tuesday 25th April 17.30 – School of the Arts, 19 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool Fred D’Aguiar’s dozen books of fiction and poetry have been translated into several languages. His first novel, The Longest Memory, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was made into a film by Channel 4 (UK). His essays and poetry […]

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Visiting Writer Events
March 31 2017

Miriam Allott lecture: Tuesday 25th April 17.30 – School of the Arts, 19 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool

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