The Institute for Social and Cultural Research mandate is divided into several areas of work which include intangible cultural heritage, community heritage, research and publication. An important aspect of our mandate is public education and outreach through the development and publishing of educational resource materials; the organization of and participation in academic forums and community-based events; and developing mechanisms to foster nation building.
This includes the operation of The Goldson House for Democracy and Patriotism. This unit was established in 2015 to serve as a research space on the life of National Hero Philip Goldson.
The work of ISCR is highly dependent on the support and collaboration with cultural activists and stakeholders such as the National Kriol Council, the East Indian Council, the Corozal Organization of East Indian Cultural Heritage, the National Garifuna Council, the Belize Book Industry Association, the Belize Archives and Records Service, and the Belize National Library System and Information Service, among many others. ISCR also provides secretarial support to the Belize History Association.