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Pedro de Ribadeneira and the Use of Sources: Critical History and Hagiography in the Early Society of Jesus, by Robert Scully, S.J.

Pedro de Ribadeneira and the Use of Sources: Critical History and Hagiography in the Early Society of Jesus   Robert E. Scully, S.J. Le Moyne College   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.02     Where can and should one draw the line between fact and fiction, norms and ideals, history and hagiography? 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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Jesuit Science in America: The Bulletin of the American Association of Jesuit Scientists (1922–66), by Francisco Malta Romeiras

Jesuit Science in America: The Bulletin of the American Association of Jesuit Scientists (1922–66)   Francisco Malta Romeiras Universidade de Lisboa   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.24     Introduction In August 1922, a group of teachers from East Coast colleges and universities established the American Association of Jesuit Scientists. Although it was

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The Materiality of Catholic Resistance in Sources for the English Jesuit Mission, by Aislinn Muller

The Materiality of Catholic Resistance in Sources for the English Jesuit Mission   Aislinn Muller Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.21     The Society of Jesus played a critical role in preserving the material culture of English Catholicism, which came under assault following the Reformation of 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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January 2021: Call for Applications — Summer Fellowships at the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco welcomes applications for its two fellowship programs in the summer of 2021. The application deadline for both programs is February 28.   The institute’s three-month Doctoral Research Fellowships are open to scholars “who have completed all course work and have defined their specific

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December 2020: Call for Papers — “Hopkins and His Environments” Virtual Conference

The organizing committee of “Hopkins and His Environments,” a virtual conference to be held in June 2021, has released a call for papers on the environments in which Gerard Manley Hopkins worked: “natural, textual, aesthetic, political, theological, Jesuitical, and social.”   The deadline for proposals is January 25, 2021.   The full call for the

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December 2019: Call for Applications — Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program at the Ricci Institute

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco welcomes applications for its Luce Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships for the summer of 2020. The application deadline is January 8, 2020.   Post-doctoral applicants–including researchers and junior faculty members–are invited to submit proposals that would use the vast archival collections at the Ricci Institute

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September 2018: New Account on English Layman’s Encounters with Jesuits in the 1590s

The newest edition of Cambridge University Press’s Camden Series of annotated primary source documents features “the continental travels of the Irish landowner Henry Piers and his conversion to the Catholic faith in Rome, during the heightened political and confession tensions of the 1590s.” The volume is edited and introduced by Brian Mac Cuarta, SJ, the director

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