News at the Institute

Welcoming Fellowship Applications

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies welcomes applications for its 2019-20 in-residence fellowship program. Appointments are available for one and two semesters. Both types of fellowships come with housing, access to library materials, private office space, and a stipend. To learn more, please visit the Institute’s website ( Applications and supporting materials are due January 25, 2019.

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 Discussion Series in Jesuit Studies

Jesuit Studies Café is a new series presenting unique opportunities to learn more about the newest and most interesting scholarship in Jesuit Studies. The informal conversations are hosted by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies and are also available via Zoom video-conference. The first two presenters were from France and Italy, with participants joining from Asia, North America, and Europe. Contact the Institute to learn how to join the conversations (

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies now welcomes applications to A History of the Jesuits, a new online course. An application is available online.

A History of the Jesuits offers an introductory survey to some of the men who made the Society of Jesus one of the most successful and, at times, most controversial religious orders in the Catholic Church. It seeks to answer these questions: What have been the characteristics of the Society of Jesus and its associated works? And how and why have those characteristics remained the same or changed? Complementing the other courses in the Certificate program, the course traces the development, expansion, suppression, restoration, and recent developments of the Society of Jesus by closely examining the historical contributions of significant Jesuits.

The three-credit course begins on January 14, 2019, and consists of 13 weekly modules. With questions, please contact the Institute (