TIDEfest – a free online literary festival

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Following the ‘On Belonging’ conference, the TIDE project, led by Professor Nandini Das, is delighted to announce TIDEfest, a free online literary festival to be held the weekend of 31 July & 1 August. TIDEfest will bring together all five of the project’s visiting writers, as well as a number of scholars, teachers, and artists.

Over the course of the weekend, the festival will feature a virtual programme of events including a book reading with Elif Shafak and a discussion on globes and world-making with the artist Loraine Rutt. The festival will include a creative writing workshop led by the poets Sarah Howe and Fred D’Aguiar, featuring a selection of historical objects introduced by the curators of four national museums. 

TIDEfest is a celebration of the project’s 5-year engagement with creative practitioners since its inception in 2016, and will bring together people invested and interested in teaching, migration, curation, and collaboration. The festival is completely free and welcome to all. For any queries, please contact the TIDE project on Twitter (@ERC_TIDE), or by email (tide@ell.ox.ac.uk), and follow the festival on Twitter with #OnBelonging and #TideFest!


Saturday 31 July 2021  

11:00 –12:30   Teaching Migration, Empire and Belonging in Schools   

14:00 –15:30   Preti Taneja in Conversation with Nandini Das 

17:00 –18:30   Giving Voice with Sarah Howe and Fred D’Aguiar, Part 1 

19:30 –21:00   The Stories We Tell with Nikesh Shukla, Yashica Dutt & Tanaïs  

Sunday 1 August 2021

14:00 –15:30  Globes, Networks, & the Early Modern World   

17:00 –18:30  Elif Shafak in Conversation with Nandini Das   

19:30 –21:00  Giving Voice with Sarah Howe and Fred D’Aguiar, Part 2    


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