November 2019: “A missio: Jesuits in the World” Student Research Symposium



Together with the history department and the Office of Mission and Culture at St. Louis University, the Jesuit Archives and Research Center welcomes submissions for the sixth annual Jesuit Student Research Symposium, to be held on April 17, 2020. The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2020, though proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Proposals are welcomed on the theme of the history, influence, and legacy of Jesuit Missions throughout the world. Undergraduate and graduate students may submit proposals that “address any time period, region, or discipline, including but not limited to history, music, art, science, education, and exploration.” A full call for papers appears below. More information about the event can be found on the website for the Jesuit Archives and Research Center.

 

The Jesuit Archives and Research Center (http://jesuitarchives.org/) opened its new facility in St. Louis in November 2017. It “houses the collective memory of twelve past and current administrative provinces of the Society of Jesus in the United States” as well as the records of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

 

 

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
AD MISSIO: JESUITS IN THE WORLD

We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Jesuit Student Research Symposium, to be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the Jesuit Archives & Research Center, 3920 West Pine Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, 314-376-2440.

The symposium will be hosted jointly by the Jesuit Archives & Research Center, the Saint Louis University Office of Mission and Identity, and the SLU History Department. Our theme will explore the history, influence, and legacy of Jesuit Missions throughout the world.

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines and universities are warmly invited to submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation. Submissions may include papers and other appropriate presentations on the theme of Jesuit missions. Presentations can address any time period, region, or discipline, including but not limited to history, music, art, science, education, and exploration. For further advice and sources, please contact jarcadmin@jesuits.org.

Proposals should be no more than 250 words, and will be accepted by the selection committee on a rolling basis. All proposals will receive a response within two weeks of submission. The final deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jacob Klusman, Jesuit Archives & Research Center, at jarcadmin@jesuits.org, or Dr. Silvana Siddali, SLU History Department, at silvana.siddali@slu.edu.

Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students, at SLU or any other university, college, or seminary, are warmly invited to apply. Travel Stipends: We may be able to offer a modest stipend to reimburse costs of travel and accommodations for out-of-town presenters. To apply, please contact Dr. Silvana Siddali as soon as possible, at silvana.siddali@slu.edu.

Important dates:
Friday, March 6, 2020: Final deadline for proposals and funding applications.
Friday, April 10, 2020: Final papers are due to the committee.