News at the Institute

2019 Symposium Program

The program for the 2019 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies is now available. More than 70 scholars–across 14 panels and 5 plenary sessions–will consider the theme of “Engaging Sources: The Tradition and Future of Collecting History in the Society of Jesus” at the event June 11-13 at Boston College. Simon Ditchfield of York University will deliver the keynote address.

Online Courses in Justice, Pedagogy, and Spirituality

Applications now accepted for the three online courses offered for 2019-20: Social Justice in Jesuit Contexts; Jesuit Pedagogy; and Spiritual Exercises: Contents, Context, and Practice. Enrollment is limited in these three-credit courses, and financial assistance is available. Indicate your interest to

About the Portal

A Catholic Library World article explains the story behind the Portal to Jesuit Studies–its origins, development, collaborators, and future plans. The article received the 2019 John Brubaker Award to recognize an outstanding work of literary merit.

New collaborative project available:

The Jesuit Online Bibliography is a free, multilingual, and fully searchable database of bibliographical records of scholarship in Jesuit Studies. A beta version of the platform is now available in Open Access at

The project’s editorial oversight is a collaborative effort between Jesuit institutions — the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, the Jesuitica Project at KU Leuven, and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College. A voluntary network of contributors directly upload records into the database, which consists of more than 15,000 records in nearly 50 languages. With the support of the project’s institutional partners, this resource is available in Open Access, and users may also create a free account to save searches and to bookmark results.

The bibliographic records are included within the search capabilities of the Portal to Jesuit Studies.

To learn more, please contact