News at the Institute

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.

Forthcoming Arrupe Collection

Soon, as requested, the Portal’s Essential Documents will include “The Arrupe Collection”–free searchable and downloadable access to all the works of Pedro Arrupe published through Jesuit Sources. Contact the Portal’s editors will other requests.

Decrees Now Online

As requested by a scholar, the Portal now presents free access to all the decrees and statements from General Congregations 31-35. Submit your requests to the Portal’s editors (

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies is now accepting applications for a three-credit European immersion course in the summer of 2018, the first of new graduate courses offered in the field of Jesuit Studies.

The three-credit immersion course examines the historical and spiritual contexts for the foundation of the Society of Jesus. In July, with 13 days of informed, scholarly direction through Spain and Italy, participants immerse themselves in the key places that became the roots of the Society of Jesus and study a variety of primary sources to examine how and why the early Jesuits formed and governed their new religious order. A travel reader, daily presentations and writing assignments, and regular seminars foster thoughtful reflections on the historical and spiritual importance of each day’s theme. An annotated itinerary for our time in Europe and other course details can be found on the Institute’s website. Daily reflections from last year’s participants are also available online.

The application deadline for the immersion course is February 1, 2018.