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A Conversation with Preti Taneja

This February, TIDE welcomed Preti Taneja to Oxford as the TIDE Visiting Writer for 2019-2020. Preti teaches writing in prisons and holds an honorary fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge. She was the 2019 UNESCO Fellow in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia and in April 2020, she will join the University of Newcastle […]

TIDE annual report and the launch of Dr. Lauren Working’s book ‘The Making of an Imperial Polity: Civility and America in the Jacobean Metropolis’

On the evening of 29 January 2020, Nandini Das presented TIDE’s third annual report, which can be accessed here. Particular highlights for this past academic year include our TIDE-Runnymede Trust report on ‘Teaching Migration, Belonging, and Empire in Secondary Schools’, which we launched in parliament in July 2019, our ongoing work on the permanent redisplay […]

TIDE seminar: Anglo-Iberian Exchanges

On Thursday 29 January 2020, TIDE held its first seminar of the term with two fascinating papers from Ana Sáez-Hidalgo and Berta Cano Echevarría of the University of Valladolid on Anglo-Iberian Exchanges in the early modern world. Ana’s paper, ‘Robert Persons at El Escorial: A story of textual conversion’, examined the reception of English Catholic […]


ENG 484B – Capstone – Senior Research Seminar I designed a Keywords assignment based on the TIDE Keywords resource in an undergraduate Senior Research Seminar at Michigan State University. This seminar served as a ‘Capstone’ course designed for graduating seniors, to bring together the various skills they have learned in English courses thus far (close […]

TIDE and Liverpool: What’s Next

Broken coach wheels, gaping sea monsters, cozening tricksters – we’ve read enough classical and early modern literature to know that voyaging contains a litany of perils. While we have high hopes for reaching our new destination intact, what makes our impending departure less difficult is the knowledge that we’ll be continuing our collaborations with partners […]

News and Events
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TIDE is Moving Home
September 11 2019

After three lively years at the University of Liverpool, TIDE will be moving at the end of the month to its new home at the University of Oxford. Although we’re leaving, we are looking forward to continuing our collaborations with friends and colleagues at the University of Liverpool, the School of the Arts, the Centre […]