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 […]
August 19, 2016

Announcing The Abeng: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Criticism

The Institute for Signifying Scriptures announces the launch of its peer-reviewed scholarly journal: The Abeng. Named after the horn that facilitated communication between communities of maroons in the African diaspora, our new journal functions, in many ways, the same way that any quality peer-reviewed publication […]
July 13, 2016

Welcome to the Newly Redesigned Home of the ISS

If you’ve been here before then you’ll find much has changed, and if this is your fist time visiting the site then we hope you find our new home welcoming. Students of design understand that an object’s design (whether architectural, practical, or digital) is not […]
July 9, 2016

ISS Annual Meeting 2016 – Program

The 1st Annual Seminar of the ISS is organized around the topic “Meaning”—what it is; why and how and by whom it is constructed and represented; how it is communicated and represented; how it is communicated and maintained (and upended); and the ongoing issues and consequences […]
July 9, 2016

ISS Annual Meeting Announcement – 2016

INSTITUTE FOR SIGNIFYING SCRIPTURES FIRST ANNUAL MEETING THE KENNEDY SCHOOL PORTLAND, OREGON FEBRUARY 18-20, 2016 The ISS announces and extends invitation to all interested and curious parties to its first Annual Meeting, organized as high-level dynamic trans-field and trans-disciplinary seminar. The seminar is to be […]
July 9, 2016

Routledge Releases Latest Edition of the Scripturalizing the Human Project: The Written as the Political

by Kima Lalruat Scripturalizing the Human: The Written as the Political (2015) advances the work of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures (ISS) by exploring multiple sites of scripturalizing practices as reflectors of social formations. Each essay in this edited volume focuses on a discrete historical […]