Features

July 9, 2016

Remarks on the Launch of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures

by Vincent L. Wimbush The following is a redacted version of remarks given by the Institute’s director on November 15, 2014. Welcome all to this auspicious occasion—the launch of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures (ISS) as independent organization.Boko Haram. The Islamic Maghreb. ISIS. Justice Scalia’s […]
July 9, 2016

Toasts on the Occasion of the Launch of the New ISS

November 15, 2014, Pasadena, California A Toast by Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje: Good evening ladies and gentleman, my name is Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje. I am pleased and honored to have been invited to participate in this historic occasion. I first met Vincent Wimbush in 2003-04 when […]
July 9, 2016

Katie Van Heest – Reflections on the ISS – Ten Years In

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural feature of what will be our ongoing series, “Reflections on the ISS.” Over the next several months, we will be posting a series of essays and personal reflections on the work produced by the ISS during its first decade. […]
July 9, 2016

Richard Newton – Reflections on the ISS – Scriptures at Its Root

Hello, and welcome to our continuing series, “Reflections on the ISS.” This series features personal essays and informal ruminations on the past, present and future work of the ISS. While all of the posts have been written by scholars and intellectuals of a variety of […]