News at the Institute

Fall Season of Jesuit Studies Cafés Announced

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies has announced the hosts and themes for the Fall 2021 Jesuit Studies Cafés. The series of informal, remote discussions with the world’s preeminent scholars working on the history, spirituality, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus presents unique opportunities to learn more about the newest and most interesting scholarship in Jesuit Studies.

Jesuit Online Bibliography Available in Open Access

The Jesuit Online Bibliography is a free, multilingual, and fully searchable database of bibliographical records of scholarship in Jesuit Studies now available in Open Access at Editorial oversight is a collaborative effort between the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, the Jesuitica Project at KU Leuven, and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College.

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.

Free access is now available to peer-reviewed essays based on presentations at the 2019 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies, “Engaging Sources: The Tradition and Future of Collecting History in the Society of Jesus.” Additional essays will be published on a rolling basis.

In August 2021, the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies has awarded its second annual New Scholar Essay Prize for Catholic Studies in the Americas to Kelly L. Schmidt for her essay based on her presentation at the symposium, “‘Regulations for Our Black People’: Reconstructing the Experiences of Enslaved People in the United States through Jesuit Records.”