Remi Alie

The Laboratory of Empire: Ideology and Exchange in the Tangier Colony, 1661-1683
Summer 2018

Between 1661 and 1684, the Stuart monarch made extraordinary investments in the short-lived royal colony in Tangier – financially, militarily, and ideologically. My doctoral research focuses on the failure of this early colonial venture as a ‘laboratory’ for early English imperialists seeking to negotiate and administer territories rich in religious diversity. This summer, I will study Arabic at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan, with the eventual goal of integrating both Arabic and English language archival materials in my dissertation.