News at the Institute

Institute Welcomes New Fellows

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies is very pleased to welcome its three in-residence fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. Aislinn Muller, from the University of Cambridge, is the yearlong Institute Fellow, while the two Research Fellows are Emanuele Colombo, from DePaul University, and Laura Madella, from Università degli Studi di Parma. Learn more about their research at the Institute’s website.

Grendler Honored with Feore Lecture on Jesuit Studies

The Institute welcomes Paul Grendler, eminent historian and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, to deliver the 2018 Feore Family Lecture on Jesuit Studies. The lecture is titled “A Historian’s Journey to Jesuit Education.” The Institute also celebrated Grendler’s scholarly contributions by presenting him with the George E. Ganss, S.J., Award in Jesuit Studies. More information about Grendler and the lecture series is available at the Institute’s website.

Free Access to The Arrupe Collection

The Portal’s Essential Documents now includes the first installment of “The Arrupe Collection“–free access to the works of Pedro Arrupe published through Jesuit Sources. The contents of three of four volumes are available. These works include Arrupe’s speeches and letters as well as transcripts of interviews. All these works appear in English, as they were when first published by Jesuit Sources. This addition to the Essential Documents was done based on request from users. Contact the Portal’s editors will other requests (jesuitportal@bc.edu).

An article in a recent issue of the Catholic Library World explains the story behind the Portal to Jesuit Studies–its origins, development, collaborators, and future plans.

The article was written by Kimberly Kowal, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Services at Boston College Libraries, and Seth Meehan, Associate Director at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies.

A copy of the article is available online. It received the 2019 John Brubaker Award to recognize an outstanding work of literary merit, considered on the basis of its significant interest to the library profession.

More information about the Catholic Library World, the publication of the Catholic Library Association, is also available online.