Reflections from Quarantine

Conversations with ISM faculty and fellows done via Zoom while working from home in spring 2020—and written reflections.
May 19, 2020
Professor Bryan Spinks and ISM director Martin Jean discuss changes in worship practices in the 19th-century Scottish Presbyterian Church. Video goes live Thursday, May 21 at...
May 12, 2020
ISM Fellows program manager Eben Graves and Ranu Roychoudhuri, ISM fellow and historian of photography and art, discuss what photos of the health crisis can tell us. Video...
May 4, 2020
ISM Fellows program manager Eben Graves and Mark Roosien—current ISM fellow, and scholar of liturgical and ritual studies—discuss how liturgies respond to natural disasters....
Marquand Chapel empty
April 28, 2020
by Silvia Gosnell. Rarely does so much of humanity share such similar circumstances of external life as we do at the present moment. In the context of covid-19, our lives in...
April 27, 2020
ISM Fellows program manager Eben Graves and Sumarsam—current ISM fellow, expert in Indonesian music, theater, and gamelan, and professor of music at Wesleyan University—...
Abdul-Rehman Malik
April 20, 2020
ISM Director Martin Jean and Abdul-Rehman Malik , journalist, educator, and cultural organizer, discuss Ramadan in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Video goes live on...
April 19, 2020
Professor Vasileios Marinis, author of Death and the Afterlife in Byzantium, shows what a mosaic from the Greek monastery of Hosios Loukas can tell us about Easter in the...