News at the Institute

Fall 2019 Schedule of Online Jesuit Studies Cafés

The Institute invites people to join Jesuit Studies Cafés–free and informal online discussions with some of the world’s preeminent scholars working on the history, spirituality, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus. Liam Brockey of Michigan State University, the recipient of the 2019 Ganss Award in Jesuit Studies, opens the season’s cafés. Contact the Institute to learn more (

2020 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies

The Institute now welcomes proposals for the 2020 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies, co-organized with Brotéria. The event will take place June 17-19 in Lisbon. The theme is “Engaging the World: The Jesuits and Their Presence in Global History.” Proposals are due by October 28.

About the Portal

A Catholic Library World article explains the story behind the Portal to Jesuit Studies–its origins, development, collaborators, and future plans. The article received the 2019 John Brubaker Award to recognize an outstanding work of literary merit.

New collaborative project available:

The Jesuit Online Bibliography is a free, multilingual, and fully searchable database of bibliographical records of scholarship in Jesuit Studies. A beta version of the platform is now available in Open Access at

The project’s editorial oversight is a collaborative effort between Jesuit institutions — the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, the Jesuitica Project at KU Leuven, and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College. A voluntary network of contributors directly upload records into the database, which consists of more than 15,000 records in nearly 50 languages. With the support of the project’s institutional partners, this resource is available in Open Access, and users may also create a free account to save searches and to bookmark results.

The bibliographic records are included within the search capabilities of the Portal to Jesuit Studies.

To learn more, please contact