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December 2021: Digital Copies of Ignatian Texts Available Through ARSI

Four texts — recently restored and digitized — are now available through the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu. Descriptions and links appear below.     Spiritual Exercises This codex contains the earliest surviving text of the Spiritual Exercises, in Latin, prepared in Rome in 1541. It also contains the earliest Spanish text, prepared in Rome between […]

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November 2021: Ricci Institute Moves to Boston College, Calls for Fellowship Applications

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History has relocated from the University of San Francisco to Boston College. The institute’s new website is: https://www.bc.edu/ricci   The Ricci Institute has also issued a call for fellowships, including for its doctoral and Luce Postdoctoral programs.   The doctoral program is open to all doctoral candidates who have completed all course work and

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October 2021: Call for Papers — International Symposium on Jesuit Studies, 2022

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies has issued a called for papers for its 2022 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies. The theme of the symposium is “The Jesuits and the Church in History.” The event takes place August 1–4 at Boston College. Submissions are due December 6, 2021. More information appears below.     INTERNATIONAL

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October 2021: ARSI Event — Ancient documents … restored to serve the people of today

On December 3, the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu hosts an event to consider the importance of the recent restoration of several documents from the founding of the Society of Jesus. The event starts at 2:00 p.m. in Rome, in the Aula of the Jesuit General Curia. Remote attendance will be available as well via https://link.jesuit.media/arsi-zoom (password: 088495).

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October 2021: Hybrid Seminar: Anthony E. Clarke on “The Theater of Canonization”

On October 20, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) hosts a seminar with Anthony E. Clarke, of Whitworth University. The title of Clarke’s presentation is “The Theater of Canonization: The Making of Jesuit Saints in Late Imperial China.” The hybrid event is free and open to the public.   Clarke will consider how the

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September 2021: Fall Season of Jesuit Studies Cafés Announced

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies has announced the hosts and themes for the Fall 2021 Jesuit Studies Cafés. The 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

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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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August 2021: Roothaan’s Writings Now Available in Open Access

In collaboration with the Boston College Libraries, the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies has worked to provide free online access to the seven volumes of Jan Roothaan’s writings. The collection includes the letters and spiritual writings of the twenty-first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, as published in the 1930s.   The digitization of

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“You only torment and upset yourself”: Replies to a Restless Writer at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century, By Elisa Frei

“You only torment and upset yourself”: Replies to a Restless Writer at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century[1]   Elisa Frei Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.18     Introduction Ignatius of Loyola (c.1491–1556) founded the Society of Jesus in 1540 as an apostolic order, but from the

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August 2021: Schmidt Wins Curran Center Prize for Symposium Essay

The Curran Center for American Catholic Studies has awarded its second annual New Scholar Essay Prize for Catholic Studies in the Americas to Kelly L. Schmidt for her essay “‘Regulations for Our Black People’: Reconstructing the Experiences of Enslaved People in the United States through Jesuit Records.” Schmidt’s essay was based on her presentation at the 2019 International Symposium

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