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International Symposia on Jesuit Studies

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies Programs Booklet


Crossing thematic, chronological, and disciplinary boundaries, the International Symposia on Jesuit Studies offer annual opportunities for academic exchanges. Symposia have a global impact, attracting a diverse community of scholars, thus far, in Nairobi and Boston. Seville's Universidad Loyola Andalucía will co-host the fourth symposium.

Previous symposia have featured scholarly presentations examining the distinctiveness of Jesuits and their ministries (or the quidditas Jesuitica) and the interactions between Jesuits and Protestants in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

The Institute publishes selected presentations in Open Access. The first volume available is Exploring Jesuit Distinctiveness: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ways of Proceeding within the Society of Jesus. The contents of this and forthcoming volumes will also be available through the Portal to Jesuit Studies.


With questions or if you wish to collaborate on the International Symposia, please contact the Institute.