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Research at the Institute

To advance the scholarly inquiry of the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approach of the Society of Jesus, the Institute is proud to offer several initiatives to support research, translation, and publication in the field of Jesuit Studies.

Jesuit Sources was founded in 1961 to preserve, maintain, and expand for scholars around the world the important texts and studies in Jesuit history, spirituality, and pedagogy. It currently operates out of the Institute and publishes more than 100 volumes. Recent titles have examined early Jesuit pedagogy and Matteo Ricci, among other subjects, and its first electronic volumes are now available.

The Institute's in-residence fellowship program facilitates the completion and publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus. While at Boston College, the Fellows present their research and engage with the wider academic community. The Institute, selecting from an international pool of applications, hosts three Fellows each academic year.

The Institute collaborates with scholars from around the globe, whether at their home institutions or during temporary stays in Boston. The Institute engages collaborative scholars by supporting and disseminating their research, offering temporary office space and access to resources at the Institute and Boston College, and providing means for scholars to collaborate with one another--all for the promotion of the field of Jesuit Studies.