Activities and Events
ITIA is a vibrant community of established scholars, post-docs, and graduate students. The weekly research seminar, at which internal and guest speakers discuss their ongoing work, is at the heart of the Institute’s day-to-day life.
ITIA’s graduate students edit an award-winning online journal, Transpositions. ITIA also hosts the editorial office of the Journal of Inklings Studies, the leading academic journal on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their literary circle, where a number of staff and students have editorial and administrative positions. We also recently launched a new series of collaborative projects, grouped under TheoArtistry. As a dimension of ITIA, TheoArtistry celebrates the practice, making, performance, curatorship, and reception of Christian art. It also seeks to inform the scholarly and public perception of the role of the arts in theology and church practice.
Both staff and students are engaged in writing and publishing. Some of our staff’s recent books and articles can be seen here. The student art-maker’s group Transept meets weekly to discuss original work in all art forms.
ITIA is also associated with the Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts book series and the ArC_Art in Conversation project funded by the Templeton foundation, and run by scholars from within ITIA, the School of Divinity, and the wider university.
The Institute regularly organises international conferences and arts & performance events.