News at the Institute

Fall 2019 Schedule of Online Jesuit Studies Cafés

The Institute invites people to join Jesuit Studies Cafés–free and informal online discussions with some of the world’s preeminent scholars working on the history, spirituality, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus. Liam Brockey of Michigan State University, the recipient of the 2019 Ganss Award in Jesuit Studies, opens the season’s cafés. Contact the Institute to learn more (

New Title on the Past and Future of Jesuit Education

In the School of Ignatius–by Claude Pavur, SJ–considers how the Jesuit and Ignatian spirituality of docta pietas (learned devotion) was foundational to Society of Jesus and its schools. These provocative essays are intended for those who wish to learn more about the history of Jesuit education and who share a concern for its future.

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.

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies welcomes applications for its 2020-21 in-residence fellowships.

The one- and two-semester appointments seek to facilitate the completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus. Applications are now welcomed from scholars in the fields of history, spirituality, and pedagogy, among others. The submission deadline is January 15, 2020.

The Institute offers two types of in-residence fellowships: Institute Fellowships, a year-long appointment (September-May), and Senior Research Fellowships, a semester-long appointment. The provides a stipend, furnished housing, office space, and access to the holdings of the Boston College Libraries. The fellowships are not academic appointments and have no teaching responsibilities.

Details about the fellowships and the application process are available at The Portal to Jesuit Studies. Questions can be directed to the Institute (, with “fellowship” as the subject).