February 2022: New Season of Jesuit Studies Cafés Announced



The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies has announced a single theme for the Spring 2022 Jesuit Studies Cafés by hosting conversations with the directors and archivists of Jesuit Archives and Research Centers around the world.

The popular series of informal, remote discussions with the world’s preeminent scholars working on the history, spirituality, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus presents unique opportunities to learn more about the newest and most interesting scholarship in Jesuit Studies. The spring schedule appears below.

The series is organized in collaboration with the University of Lisbon and the Italian German Historical Institute.

Registration and additional details are available at: https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/centers/iajs/programs/jesuit-studies-cafe.html

 

February 17
The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa
Jean Luc Enyegue, S.J., Director
Nairobi, Kenya

Zoom | 9:20 a.m.–10am (Eastern, UTC-5)

The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) is an institute geared to preserving memory and promoting historical knowledge. It was started in 2010 as an idea of the Superior General of the Jesuits, Most Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., to encourage the study of his Order’s largely unexplored involvement in the evangelization of Africa.

 

March 17
The Jesuit Archives & Research Center
David Miros, Ph.D., Director
St. Louis, MO

Zoom | 9:20 a.m.–10am (Eastern, UTC-4)

The Jesuit Archives & Research Center houses the collective memory of fourteen past and current administrative provinces of the Society of Jesus in the United States. These fourteen include the Buffalo, California, Central and Southern, Chicago, Chicago-Detroit, Detroit, Midwest, Missouri, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northeast, Oregon, and Wisconsin Provinces. The archives also house the records of the governing body of the Society of Jesus in the US, the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

 

April 21
The Jesuit Archive of the Euro-Mediterranean Province
Maria Macchi, Ph.D., Archivist
Rome, Italy
Zoom | 9:20 a.m.–10am (Eastern, UTC-4)

The Jesuit Archive of the Euro-Mediterranean Province is in Rome, near the Gesù Church. It gathers the documents produced by the five ancient Italian Provinces (Venetian-Milanese, Torinese, Roman, Neapolitan, and Sicilian and the former mission of Albania) and the Italian Province, born in 1978 from the unification of the five provinces. The collections include documents on the life of the Society of Jesus in Italy and the extra-European mission lands after the 1814 restoration.

 

May 17
TBD

Zoom | 9:20 a.m.–10am (Eastern, UTC-4)