Founded at Boston College in 2014, the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation for the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approaches of the Society of Jesus.
The Institute hopes to serve as a dynamic and collaborative scholarly resource—both at Boston College and around the world—for important coursework, publications, symposia, online materials, and other programs that convey the distinctive character of the Jesuit mission.
In addition to the Portal to Jesuit Studies, programs and services provided by the Institute include:
The Feore Family Lecture Series, which features the presentation of the George E. Ganss, S.J. Award, recognizes the contributions of the world’s preeminent scholars in the field of Jesuit Studies.
Jesuit Sources has published more than 100 volumes to preserve, maintain, and expand for scholars around the world important texts and studies in Jesuit history, spirituality, and pedagogy.
The Institute’s in-residence fellowships facilitate the completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus.
The Institute allows for Open Access to the Journal of Jesuit Studies, a peer-reviewed quarterly dedicated to the study of Jesuit history.
The International Symposia on Jesuit Studies, crossing thematic, chronological, and disciplinary boundaries, offer annual opportunities for academic exchanges within the global community of Jesuit Studies scholars.
Accessible in Open Access, the Boston College Bibliography is a comprehensive database of bibliographical information on books, chapters, articles, reviews, dissertations, and others materials related to the history of the Jesuit order.
The immersion, online, and on-campus graduate courses offered through the Certificate in Jesuit Studies program present a variety of opportunities for participants to develop a deep, informed understanding of the spirituality, history, pedagogy, leadership methods, and other aspects associated with the Society of Jesus and its apostolates.
Ever to Excel brings high school students to Boston College for one week in the summer in order to learn more about Jesuit spirituality, history, and education and to deepen their faith.
More about the Institute, its mission, and its staff can be found at www.bc.edu/iajs.