The Gumbe

September 26, 2017

ISS and Navigating a World in Transition

Vincent L. Wimbush spoke about the ISS and related issues at the 2017 Digital Conference organized by the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Foreign Affairs at Claremont Lincoln University.  Participating in the  Distinguished Scholars Roundtable, Wimbush articulated how the ISS research agenda dovetailed with...READ MORE
September 22, 2017

ISS in South Africa

ISS in South Africa The Institute for Signifying Scriptures was represented at the annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities   Centers and Institutes (CHCI), which convened in August 2017 at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa.  About 300 folks from...READ MORE
March 18, 2017

Reflections from ISS@Charlotte – Lalruatkima

Last year on November 8, while Americans queued at the polling booths to elect a new president, the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi interrupted the citizens of his country just getting around to call it a night with a nationally televised announcement that the 500 and...READ MORE
March 18, 2017

Reflection on ISS 2017 Annual Meeting – P. Kimberleigh Jordan

A note of self-contextualization: my entrance into the Wimbush world of transdisciplinarity occurred in the progenitor research project called “African Americans and the Bible.” In that project, I found the beginnings of my own scholarly identity in trans- or interdisciplinary locations. I am now an...READ MORE