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Watch: Conversations on Caste and Race

In 𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, Isabel Wilkerson brings together the freighted categories of “race” and “caste” and argues that, while the two are not synonymous, they “can and do coexist in the same culture and serve to reinforce each other.” Wilkerson suggests that […]

Publish with ISS

The ISS Book Series will be part of the ISS way of extending and deepening and focusing conversation about issues that matter. The success of the venture will depend on your willingness to contribute. ISS asks all of you to consider contributing to the series. […]

MR. GEORGE FLOYD—AMERICAN SCRIPTURE

In the wake of the court proceedings and jury decision regarding the killing of Mr. George Floyd, a friend of many years asked me what thoughts I had. He had in mind more specifically whether I thought that any real changes might now be set […]

ISS Book Series

Scripturalization:Discourse, Formation, PowerNew Series at Lexington/Fortress Academic This new book series aims to model for our times a new kind of scholarship—creative, disciplinarily transgressive, intellectually and politically interruptive. It is committed to radical excavation of the psycho-politics and -logics, the dynamics and mimetics/performances, the perduring […]

Scripturalization and the Performance of the Scriptural

Why is the mimetically scriptural presumed to be good, asks Vincent Wimbush in this response to the Religious Studies Project’s interview with Richard Newton on “Roots as Scripture and Scriptures as Roots.” Read more at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/response/scripturalization-and-the-performance-of-scriptural/

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OFAND IN GRATITUDE TOCONSTANCE H BUCHANANWHO AS SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, FORD FOUNDATIONWAS FIERCE SUPPORTER AND FRIEND OFISS https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/10/04/metro/constance-hall-buchanan-pioneering-leader-womens-studies-religion-harvard-dies-73/

ISS Annual Meeting 2021

The Annual Meeting-2021 of the ISS will move to an online format. Our conversation at this meeting will focus on the “Constitution,” a theme that underscores much of the current cultural politics around the world. In order to ensure access to the meeting, we encourage […]

#ScholarStrike

Professors are planning a work stoppage and virtual, public teach-in on police violence and racism next month. Read more about this at https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/08/28/professors-plan-strike-racial-justice For more information:Website: Scholarstrike.comTwitter:@Scholarstrike@antheabutler@TheTattooedProfYouTube Channel: ScholarStrikeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scholarstrike2020Instagram: ScholarStrike

Remembering John Lewis (1940-2020)

In Honor and Memory of John Lewis (1940-2020), eloquent interpreter of American Scriptures and Founding Figure of the Modern World (in which Black Lives Matter):

#BlackScholarsMatter

Registration for the #BlackScholarsMatter Symposium is now open. The symposium will be open to all, SBL members and colleagues in the wider guild. Please note that registration link is unique to a specific session and each is limited to 1000 registrations. To attend both sessions, […]