The Gumbe

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
March 18, 2017

Reflections on the Second Annual Meeting of the ISS – Alonzo Huntsman

The second annual conference of the ISS convened in Charlotte to focus on the notion of the state/nation, its construction and how ideas of citizenship and belonging are understood and enforced. The topic could not have been more prescient given our own nation’s recent election...READ MORE