New Jesuit Archives and Research Center

The Jesuit Archives: Central United States will be closed to reference requests beginning June 1, 2017, to prepare for the move to a new facility. To learn about our new location, please click here. We anticipate opening to requests in Spring 2018. We apologize for any inconveniences this causes.

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Fellowship Program, 2017-2018


Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Institute awards two types of in-residence fellowships to facilitate the completion and/or publication of academic work related to the Society of Jesus. The Institute Fellowship is a year-long appointment (September-May) with a stipend of $40,000. The Senior Research Fellowship is a semester-long appointment with a stipend of $25,000.

Both types of fellowships include personal office space and access to Boston College’s libraries, which include extensive Jesuitica holdings, as well as those of other institutions in the Boston consortium.

Fellows present on their work once per semester while at the Institute. They also engage with the wider academic community by attending relevant events and meeting with the University’s faculty members and other visiting scholars. The Institute’s fellowships do not include teaching responsibilities.

For more information please see the Institutes’ website.

Saint Louis University
Student Research Symposium:

April 18, 2017


We are pleased to announce the third annual Jesuit Student Research Symposium, to be held on April 18, 2017.

The symposium will be hosted jointly by the Saint Louis University libraries, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Jesuit Archives: Central United States. Our theme will explore the relationship between Jesuit history and the arts.

Undergraduate and Graduate students from all disciplines are warmly invited to submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation. Presentations may include works of art, posters, musical performances, poetry, or other productions on the theme of Jesuits and the Arts.

Proposals should be no more than 250 words long, and are due to the selection committee by January 30, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the Jesuit Archives: Central United States, at, or Dr. Silvana Siddali, History Department, at

Important dates:

Proposals are due to the selection committee no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Panelists will be notified by Monday, February 6, 2017.

Final papers are due to the committee on Monday, April 10, 2017.


All proposals must be submitted with an application cover page. The symposium committee has also included a guide to arts related primary sources available at the Saint Louis University Archives and the Jesuit Archives: Central United States.

Download the application cover page here

Download local primary source guide here