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October 2021: ARSI Event — Ancient documents … restored to serve the people of today

On December 3, the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu hosts an event to consider the importance of the recent restoration of several documents from the founding of the Society of Jesus. The event starts at 2:00 p.m. in Rome, in the Aula of the Jesuit General Curia. Remote attendance will be available as well via https://link.jesuit.media/arsi-zoom (password: 088495). […]

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François Pomey’s Candidatus rhetoricae and its Revisions as Documents of the History of Jesuit Rhetorical Education, by Manfred Kraus

François Pomey’s Candidatus rhetoricae and Its Revisions as Documents of the History of Jesuit Rhetorical Education   Manfred Kraus Universität Tübingen   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.05     Writing the history of Jesuit education is not an easy task. But it gets particularly difficult when it comes to elucidating what actually went

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Jesuit Institutional Change in the 1970s: Its Impact on Jesuit Sources and Historiography, and the Future of Jesuit Archives in Francophone Africa and Europe, by Barbara Baudry and Jean Luc Enyegue, S.J.

Jesuit Institutional Change in the 1970s: Its Impact on Jesuit Sources and Historiography, and the Future of Jesuit Archives in Francophone Africa and Europe   Barbara Baudry, Archives Jésuites, Province d’Europe Occidentale Francophone Jean Luc Enyegue, S.J., Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.31     This essay explores how

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From Tintype to Twitter: Photography at the Irish Jesuit Archives, by Damien Burke

From Tintype to Twitter: Photography at the Irish Jesuit Archives[1]   Damien Burke Irish Archives of the Society of Jesus   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.09     Introduction Photographs are fragile objects: physically, they are easily torn, discolored, and mislaid; digitally, the advent of smartphones with the maelstrom of social media means

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Jesuit Libraries in the Old and the New Society of Jesus as a Historiographical Theme, by Noël Golvers

Jesuit Libraries in the Old and the New Society of Jesus as a Historiographical Theme   Noël Golvers KU Leuven   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.07     Beginning with the spread of Christianity in late antiquity, the clergy became one of the social groups that collected books—classical pre-Christian and Christian titles alike—not

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December 2019: Research seminar and book presentation on the Jesuits in the Low Countries

On December 18, KADOC-KU Leuven, in collaboration with the Jesuitica project of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and individual researchers at KU Leuven, hosts a research seminar on the “Jesuit in the Low Countries.” A full program for the event appears online and below. The event will also mark the publication of The Survival

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February 2019: Symposium on Kircher at Avignon Université

On February 22, le Laboratoire de Mathématiques d’Avignon (LMA) et la Fédération de Recherche AGORANTIC d’Avignon Université hosts a day-long symposium on Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (1602-1680).   The symposium features presentations by mathematicians and historians, all considering the mathematics behind sundials. The event takes place in a building in which Kircher, noted German Jesuit scholar and polymath,

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May 2018: Symposium on Art, Science, and Religion in Jesuit China

On May 4, Columbia University hosts “From Rome to Beijing: Sacred Spaces in Dialogue: A Symposium on the History of Art, Science, and Religion in Jesuit China.” Daniel Greenberg and Mari Yoko Hara, both Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows at Columbia, have organized the event.   Speakers at the symposium are: — Florence Hsia of University of Wisconsin,

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October 2017: Jesuit-Related Panels at Sixteenth-Century Conference

The annual Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from October 26 to October 29, 2017. The SCSC “promotes scholarship on the early modern era, broadly defined (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660).” The 2017 conference commemorates the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “95 theses.” Included below are some of the panels and

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