The Portal’s Collaborators


The Portal’s editors welcome collaborative partners to provide free online access to the some of the richest content associated with the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approach of the Society of Jesus.

The Portal’s editors are very pleased to acknowledge the collaborative assistance they receive from the following institutions:

Consisting of eight separate libraries, the Boston College Libraries seek to go beyond helping users find relevant information to integrate information resources into all aspects of teaching, learning, and research, with a particular focus to promote freely accessible online resources. The Institute collaborates closely with the Libraries both in developing the Portal and in providing free online access to the Libraries’ collection of Jesuitica.

Brill Publishers has been one of the world’s leading publishing houses in the humanities for more than three centuries. The Institute collaborates closely with Brill to provide free online access to the Boston College Jesuit Bibliography, the Jesuit Historiography Online, the Journal of Jesuit Studies, and selected presentations at the International Symposia on Jesuit Studies.
The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States acts as the liaison between the provinces of North America, various national associations, and the Society’s international headquarters in Rome. The Institute collaborates with the Jesuit Conference to secure permission to provide free online access to the Jesuit Educational Quarterly.

Jesuit Sources, founded at St. Louis in 1961 as the Institute of Jesuit Sources, has published more than 100 volumes to fill a mission to preserve, maintain, and expand for scholars around the world important texts and studies in Jesuit history, spirituality, and pedagogy. The Institute collaborates with Jesuit Sources to provide free online access to selections of its primary sources in English translation.
  The Maryland Province has roots dating back to 1634, with the arrival of the first Jesuit missionaries in Maryland, and oversees current works in nine states. The Institute collaborates with the Maryland Province to provide free online access to Woodstock Letters.
  The Oregon Province was established in 1932 by  separating from the California Province and the two will soon again merge, becoming Jesuits West. The Institute collaborates with the Oregon Province to provide free online access to scholarship by the province’s late historian, Joseph F. Conwell, S.J.
The Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality was founded in 1969 by George Ganss, S.J., for the education and edification of Jesuits and continues to publish scholarly essays on issues such as the vows in the Society of Jesus, historical events and figures, and spiritual doctrine of the Jesuits. The Institute collaborates with the Seminar to provide free online access to the Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits.

If you wish to join these institutions by collaborating with the Portal, please contact the editors (jesuitportal@bc.edu; 617-552-2568).