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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.



The Portal to Jesuit Studies provides free, online access to a fully searchable collection of primary sources and scholarly publications in the field of Jesuit Studies. Visit the Portal, or learn more about the Institute's other digital initiatives here.


Jesuit Sources publishes important texts and studies in Jesuit history, spirituality, and pedagogy for scholars, classroom use, and retreats. Visit the Jesuit Sources online bookstore to see new titles and discounted thematic bundles of popular books.



New Collaborative Bibliographical Database

The Jesuit Online Bibliography is a new, open access resource founded by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, amd the Jesuitica Project at KU Leuven. Thirty-three other institutions now collaborate on this project. Explore the database.

2020 International Symposium: Call for Papers

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. Learn more.

To contact a staff member of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies,
please call 617-552-2568 or e-mail

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