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A Jesuit Culture of Records?: The Society of Jesus, the Life Cycle of Administrative Documents, and the Late Medieval and Early Modern History of Bureaucratic Information, by Markus Friedrich

A Jesuit Culture of Records?: The Society of Jesus, the Life Cycle of Administrative Documents, and the Late Medieval and Early Modern History of Bureaucratic Information   Markus Friedrich Universität Hamburg   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.06     Prologue: A Broader Point This essay is part of a broader agenda. Together with […]

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August 2021: Roothaan’s Writings Now Available in Open Access

In collaboration with the Boston College Libraries, the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies has worked to provide free online access to the seven volumes of Jan Roothaan’s writings. The collection includes the letters and spiritual writings of the twenty-first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, as published in the 1930s.   The digitization of

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Early Modern Jesuit Writing of History as an Inspiration for Central European Historians before 1773, by Jakub Zouhar

Early Modern Jesuit Writing of History as an Inspiration for Central European Historians before 1773   Jakub Zouhar[1] Univerzita Hradec Králové   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.23     Introduction The phenomenon of early modern Jesuit historiography and its influence on other scholars in central Europe is of wider than regional importance. Nevertheless, the

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Philosophy at the Geopolitical Service of Mission: The Coimbra Jesuits’ “Wirkungsgeographie” (1542–1730), by Mário Santiago de Carvalho

Philosophy at the Geopolitical Service of Mission: The Coimbra Jesuits’ “Wirkungsgeographie” (1542–1730)   Mário Santiago de Carvalho Universidade de Coimbra   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.25     Almost as soon as it had been born, the Society of Jesus rapidly transformed into a “geographical network that virtually encircled the world.”[1] This essay

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Exploring the Apostleship of Prayer Collection at the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI): Between Archival Analysis and Research Perspectives, by Sergio Palagiano

Exploring the Apostleship of Prayer Collection at the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI): Between Archival Analysis and Research Perspectives   Sergio Palagiano Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.32     The Apostleship of Prayer Collection, kept by the ARSI, constitutes a highly valuable source for research on several different

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“Regulations for Our Black People”: Reconstructing the Experiences of Enslaved People in the United States through Jesuit Records, by Kelly L. Schmidt

“Regulations for Our Black People”: Reconstructing the Experiences of Enslaved People in the United States through Jesuit Records Kelly L. Schmidt Loyola University Chicago Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.12 In the Jesuit Archives and Research Center in Saint Louis, Missouri, there are only two folders labeled “Slaves, Slavery.” One is housed in the

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Slaveholding and Jesuit Recordkeeping in the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, 1717–1867, by Elsa B. Mendoza

Slaveholding and Jesuit Recordkeeping in the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, 1717–1867   Elsa B. Mendoza Georgetown University   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.11     On November 5, 1755, Nanny, a woman enslaved by the Maryland Jesuits, gave birth to a boy named John at Bohemia plantation. The records show

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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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Between Identity and History: Giovanni Antonio Valtrino and His Vocazioni meravigliose alla Compagnia di Gesù, by Irene Gaddo

Between Identity and History: Giovanni Antonio Valtrino and His Vocazioni meravigliose alla Compagnia di Gesù   Irene Gaddo Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.03     Introduction Giovanni Antonio Valtrino (1556–1601) began to assemble his Vocazioni meravigliose alla Compagnia (Marvelous vocations to the Society)[1] just after he entered

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Engaging Sources (2019)

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies hosted its fifth annual International Symposium on Jesuit Studies in June 2019 at Boston College. The theme for the event was “Engaging Sources: The Tradition and Future of Collecting History in the Society of Jesus.” The keynote address was delivered by Simon Ditchfield of York University. The program featured

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