News at the Institute

“Engaging Sources:” Call for Papers for 2019 International Symposium

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies welcomes submissions for its 2019 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies, “Engaging Sources: The Tradition and Future of Collecting History in the Society of Jesus.” This event encourages the scholarly, interdisciplinary examination of this engagement with sources—both its continuing tradition and the possible future preservation and dissemination of Jesuit sources. Submissions are due September 25, 2018.

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 (

Africa Volume in Open Access

Selected presentations from the 2016 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies held in Kenya is now available in Open Access. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Jesuit Historical Institute of Africa and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies. The book will be published as part of Brill’s Jesuit Studies book series.

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.