In the TIDE blog...
‘‘Who’s Laughing?’ In Conversation with Nikesh Shukla, Josie Long, & Robin Ince’ at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, 14 March 2019

Joined onstage by comedians Josie Long and Robin Ince, and Professor of English Language, Paul Simpson, award-winning author and this year’s TIDE writer-in-residence, Nikesh Shukla kicked off the evening by asking if there is such a thing as ‘universal humour’? Whether used as an everyday coping mechanism or to challenge the tyranny of authoritarian regimes, […]

Workshop with Students from Ohio State University, 14 March 2016

Earlier this March, a group of visiting students from Ohio State University visited the TIDE project for a session exploring our work. We kicked off with an introduction to the project and its contexts before moving on to a conversation on our first major output, the Keywords database. The three post-doctoral researchers discussed their work […]

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 […]

News and Events
Announcement! ‘Who’s Laughing? In Conversation with Nikesh Shukla, Robin Ince & Josie Long
March 6 2019

Thu 14 Mar 2019, £5, includes free drink on arrival, EVERYMAN BISTRO Join the award-winning author Nikesh Shukla (The Good Immigrant), comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long and researchers from the University of Liverpool’s TIDE project for a conversation about identity, humour, and Englishness. Playing on differences of culture and language has long been a […]

TIDE’s Spring Seminar: ‘Migrants and Pirates’, 25 March 16:30, The University of Liverpool’s Campus, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG
February 12 2019

TIDE is pleased to invite you to its spring seminar on Monday, 25 March at 16:30 at the University of Liverpool’s Campus in London. Join us to hear William O’Reilly (University of Cambridge) on ‘”Soul Sellers”. Migrant Recruiters, Traffickers and the Trade in Strangers in Europe and America in the 17th and 18th Centuries’ and […]

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 […]