Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
INSS connects you to a growing community of researchers, educators, scholars and practitioners involved in the study of spirituality in its myriad aspects. While our conferences are powerful events to meet, learn, develop ideas and plan collaborations, our Special Interest Groups provide a means for you to engage far more deeply with others on a specific aspect of spirituality.
We currently have three active SIGs with a number of additional ones in plan. Proposals for new SIGs should be discussed with the SIGs coordinator, Melanie Rogers, via email@example.com. Click the headings below to learn more about our existing SIGs.
The SSN supports postgraduate students, early career researchers and scholars in sharing their interests, experiences and projects in the field of spirituality studies. We hold regular symposia, where participants are encouraged to share their work in a supportive and encouraging environment.
The SASIG meet to discuss the intersection of the arts and spirituality in a variety of forms and mediums such as visual art, music, film, dance, digital, interactive, poetry, time-based and performative art forms. This includes the personal, social and cultural, encompassing both the religious and the spiritual-but-not-religious context.
Spirituality and Consciousness
The SaCS SIG explores different ideas of the relationship between spirituality and consciousness, in ways which encourage a mutually informing relationship between experience and theorizing. It is currently a small, closed group while it experiments with Bohm dialogue as a way of working. It plans to expand in due course.
About the network
The INSS is a unique international network for people interested in bringing the study of spirituality to life through research, scholarship, education and practice.
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