August 26, 2023

HTI/OP Podcast: The work of ISS and its 20th anniversary

In this episode of OP Talks, Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo talks to fellow religion professor Dr. Vincent Wimbush, Founding Director of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures (ISS), which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The organization’s upcoming annual conference in Atlanta—to be held April 11-13, 2024 […]
June 6, 2023

New book advances ISS’s research agenda

Continuing his project of critical analysis of the scriptural formation of culture, Vincent L. Wimbush has gathered in Masquerade: Scripturalizing Modernities through Black Flesh essays by scholars of various backgrounds and orientations who focus in different registers on the theme of masquerade as the “play-element” […]
February 19, 2023

ISS Annual Meeting 2024

Dear Friends,I am announcing a special ISS Annual Meeting, to be held April 11-13, 2024, in Atlanta. It will be a hybrid meeting, with the hope of making possible the broadest level of attendance and participation. A Planning Committee, charged to carry out the organization […]
December 11, 2022

WaPo Opinion: Originalism is bunk