November 2018: New Discussion Series in Jesuit Studies

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies is pleased to inaugurate Jesuit Studies Café, a new series of informal conversations with the world’s preeminent scholars working on the history, spirituality, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus.


These discussions – hosted at the Institute over coffee and also available via Zoom video-conference – are unique opportunities to learn more about the newest and most interesting scholarship in Jesuit Studies.


The Jesuit Studies Café discussion series is free and open to the public, either in person or online. Please contact the Institute if you wish to join the conversations (


The series begins with conversations led by two distinguished scholars:

Ines Županov, of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), will speak on The Oxford Handbook of the Jesuits as well as some of the trends and challenges of contemporary historiography of the Society of Jesus. Access the Handbook here:

December 6, 2018, at 9:15–10:00am Eastern


Claudio Ferlan, of the Bruno Kessler Foundation – Italian-German Historical Institute (Italy), will speak on Jesuits and food, specifically on drunkenness in missionary discourse and the development of Jesuit fasting between the 17th and 19th centuries. See Claudio’s blog posting here:

December 13, 2018, at 9:15–10:00am Eastern


To join these online discussions, to find out how to lead one of these discussions, and for additional details, please contact the Institute (

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