International Symposia on Jesuit Studies



International Symposia on Jesuit Studies are held on an annual basis, providing opportunities for academic exchange within the global community of Jesuit Studies scholars. Each year, the Institute invites some of the presenters to revise their presentations into essays, which are peer reviewed and published, both in print and online in Open Access.

 

The volumes of presentations from the 2015 and 2016 symposia are available in Open Access as part of Brill’s Jesuit Studies book series (Exploring Jesuit Distinctiveness: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ways of Proceeding within the Society of Jesus and Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Africa). Brill has also published volumes emerging from the 2017 and 2018 events.

 

Beginning with the 2019 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies, Jesuit Sources will publish the selected proceedings, and all peer-reviewed essays will be hosted at the Portal to Jesuit Studies. The volumes appear as part IJS Studies, an imprint at Jesuit Sources dedicated to research on Jesuits and the Society of Jesus. This series features peer-reviewed secondary scholarship examining Jesuit history, spirituality, pedagogy, and other themes.

 

2015 Symposium

Exploring Jesuit Distinctiveness

Boston, United States of America

 

2016 Symposium

Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

 

2017 Symposium

Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas

Boston, United States of America

 

2018 Symposium

Francisco Suárez (1548–1617): Jesuits and Complexities of Modernity

Seville, Spain

 

2019 Symposium

Engaging Sources: The Tradition and Future of Collecting History in the Society of Jesus

Boston, United States of America

 

2020 Symposium

Engaging the World: The Jesuits and their Presence in Global History

Lisbon, Portugal

Postponed due to the covid pandemic; original program available