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Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation of the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approach of the Society of Jesus through courses, workshops, publications, and scholarly symposia.



Fellowship Applications

The Institute is now welcoming applications for its 2018-2019 in-residence fellowships. The positions help to facilitate the research, completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus. Click here to learn more about the application process.

The Portal to Jesuit Studies now available

The Portal provides free and informed direction to a fully searchable collection of primary sources in Jesuit history and secondary scholarship in the field of Jesuit Studies. Click to access The Portal

Ever to Excel program

The Ever to Excel program welcomed 150 students from around the world to deepen their faith, serve others, and explore Boston College. The Institute organizes the annual program through the Lilly Foundation's High School Youth Theological Institutes. Check out the wrap up video from the program.

Certificate in Jesuit Studies program

The Certificate program — which began with experiential learning and pilgrimage in Spain and Italy and concluded with three weeks of courses at Boston College — concluded on July 21 with presentations by participants on new projects they will establish at their places of work or communities. Click to read participants' reflections while in Europe.

fall events


Institute Welcomes New fellows 

The Institute welcomes its new in-residence fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year. Learn more about the fellows and their research.


Feore Family Lecture: John W. O'Malley S.J. 

The scholarly contributions of John W. O’Malley, S.J. are honored on October 3 as he delivers the third annual Feore Family Lecture. The Institute will present him with the George E. Ganss, S.J., Award in Jesuit Studies. Click for more information and registration details


​Rare and Remarkable Event at Burns Library

Research Scholars Cristiano Casalini and Bart Geger, SJ, speak at an event to celebrate the acquisition of two Jesuit volumes at Boston College's Burns Library, providing the historical and spiritual contexts for these unique manuscripts. Click here for more information.

Francisco Malta Romeiras to present at the Institute

Senior Research Fellow Francisco Malta Romeiras, of the Universidade de Lisboa, presents an update of his research on Jesuits in Portugal.


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