About the ISIS
The International Society for
Inquisition Studies (ISIS) is an academic organization of professors, graduate and undergraduate students, college administrators,
and independent scholars committed to research on all aspects of Inquisition Studies. Inquisition Studies represents a wide
range of interdisciplinary studies and varying perspectives on all aspects of the history of the Inquisition and ecclesiastical
discipline. ISIS welcomes members from all those interested in studying all regions, time periods, areas and sub-disciplines
pertaining to the Inquisition and the administration of ecclesiastical justice and discipline, including those who conduct
socio-cultural studies and histories that use Inquisition trials and documents as their primary source base. ISIS encourages
the comparative, interdisciplinary, critical, and analytical study of the Inquisition and its sources, as well as the creation
of traditional narrative histories.
Since the 1990s, scholarship in Inquisition Studies has expanded exponentially.
So also has ethnohistorical, sociological, religious studies, and anthropological research focused on utilizing Inquisition
sources for the uncovering of marginal and subaltern histories.
To date, with the digitization of massive amounts
of previous inaccessible Inquisitorial and ecclesiastical materials, in combination to the recent opening of the Vaticanís
archive on the Holy Office, an even greater interest in Inquisition Studies has witnessed an explosion in research and publications.
Founded in 2005 as an informal academic association, ISIS is now the only international organization in the field
that has as its central mission to serve as a connection and resource for professionals and interested students and scholars
from a variety of backgrounds who use Inquisition sources to help create a more comprehensive picture of the histories of
many of the marginalized groups throughout the World.
On its Board of Advisors, ISIS has assembled and continues to
assemble renowned scholars from a variety of fields that make up Inquisition Studies
more information about the International Society of Inquisition Studies please contact the webmaster at the e-mail address
Please be sure to fill out the forms under membership information
if you are interested in becoming a member of ISIS.