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Jesuit Studies Café

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies invites you to join informal conversations with the world's preeminent scholars working on the history, spirituality, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus. These discussions – hosted at the Institute over coffee and also available via Zoom videoconference – are unique opportunities to learn more about the newest and most interesting scholarship in Jesuit Studies.

If you would like to attend a café via videoconference, please register, and you will receive information on how to access the online meeting space 24 hours before the discussion. Please contact the Institute with any questions (


Spring 2019 Conversations:


February 21 Eugenio Menegon, Boston University

“The Jesuits as Courtiers in Qing China”

Institute Library | 9:15 a.m.

Collaborative Scholar, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies.



March 21

A new, free, and collaborative digital project


Either in person or online, please join special guests from Europe and North America to learn more about -- a free, collaborative, multilingual, and fully searchable database of bibliographic records for Jesuit Studies scholarship produced in the 21st century. The Jesuit Online Bibliography is a collaborative effort between Jesuit research centers and archives as well as scholars and publishers. Join the café's informal discussion to learn how the database works and how you can contribute to its growing and curated collection of scholarship.


Institute Library | 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.



April 11 Victor Houliston, University of the Witwatersrand

"Puzzles and Posts: Reconstructing the

Correspondence of Robert Persons, SJ"

Institue Library | 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Discussion will be led by Aislinn Muller, Institute Fellow.



May 9 Markus Friedrich, Universität Hamburg

The Jesuits as the Last Medieval Order?

Institute Library | 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.



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