History     

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1996

  • Lilly Endowment Research Grant ($341,000)
  • "African Americans and the Bible: The History and Dynamics of an Interaction," Research Project

1998

  • Ford Foundation Research Grant ($108,000)
  • African Americans and the Bible: Contemporary Ethnography Project

1999

2000

  • Ford Foundation Research Grant ($79,000) 
  • Planning for major research project on Society, Culture and Sacred Texts: Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Publication of African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Textures

2002

  • Ford Foundation Research Grant ($95,000)
  • Transition year for Institute on Sacred Texts and Social Textures, Claremont Graduate University
  • Exploratory/Consultation Meeting with colleagues in the Claremont University Consortium

2003

  • Ford Foundation Research Grant ($600,000)
  • Establishment of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures, Claremont Graduate University
  • Planning for international conference to coincide with the launch the Institute for Signifying Scriptures

2004

2006

2007

2008

  • Ford Foundation Research Grant ($600,000)
  • Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon, first publication in the Signifying (on) Scriptures Book Series in collaboration with the Rutgers University Press
  • Ford Foundation’s Sheila Davaney visits Claremont Graduate University (President, Dean of the School of Religion, Office of Advancement), and Institute for Signifying Scriptures
  • Planning and launch of documentary film project “Scriptures in Los Angeles”

2009

2010

2012

 
2013

2014
  •  An all-day Forum in celebration of the ISS tenth anniversary Celebration

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