News at the Institute

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 In-Residence Fellows

The Institute is very pleased to welcome its three in-residence fellows for the 2018-19 academic year–Aislinn Muller, from the University of Cambridge; Emanuele Colombo, from DePaul University; and Laura Madella, from Università degli Studi di Parma.

Grendler Honored with Feore Lecture on Jesuit Studies

The Institute welcomed eminent historian Paul Grendler to deliver the 2018 Feore Family Lecture on Jesuit Studies. Grendler spoke on “A Historian’s Journey to Jesuit Education,” and he received the George E. Ganss, S.J., Award in Jesuit Studies.

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 (iajs@bc.edu).