Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
The Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (TIIS) provides support for faculty as intellectuals: to exchange ideas, discuss books, critique each other’s works-in-progress, and invite scholars to campus to engage in ongoing discussions. TIIS was founded on the belief that many problems profit from being conceptualized in multiple ways and that interdisciplinary dialogue will invigorate our sense of the many available dimensions of a given intellectual project.
The Institute’s interdisciplinary vocation is two-fold. First, TIIS will enable scholars within a given disciplinary field to converse with scholars working in other epistemological and methodological frameworks. Second, TIIS will promote a deliberate, robust, and conscious outreach to all faculty members at Trinity, of all ranks and statuses as well as to interested students and staff. TIIS facilitates the many interdisciplinary conversations already in progress on campus and off, and aims to initiate new ones.
TIIS offers numerous and varied programming throughout the year, from large public events to intimate discussions.
TIIS offers condolences to all those who have had family, friends or colleagues pass away from COVID-19 and to all those who have had family, friends, or colleagues killed by those acting in the name of systemic racism and other deadly forms of discrimination (anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ; antisemitism). We have begun to collect a list of readings and films to help us make sense of these times. Please see the link below.
Best wishes and stay well, TIIS