The Society of Jesus between Suppression and Restoration: A discussion of the volume, La Compagnie de Jésus des Anciens Régimes au Monde Contemporain (XVIIIe-XXe siècles)
Camilla Russell, PhD
Publications Editor, Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu (IHSI)
at the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI)
February 18, 2021
9:20-10:00 EST | 15:20-16:00 CET | 19:50-20:30 IST | 22:20-23:00 CST
Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies
Boston College, Massachusetts
This Jesuit Café provides a forum for exploring the new collection of essays encompassing the worldwide papal suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773 and subsequent restoration in 1814. The volume, La Compagnie de Jésus des Anciens Régimes au Monde Contemporain (XVIIIe-XXe siècles), is edited by Pierre-Antoine Fabre, Patrick Goujon S.J. and Martín Morales S.J., and is the result of a collaboration between three institutions in Rome: co-publishers Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu (IHSI, at ARSI) and the École française de Rome, as well as the Pontifical Gregorian University, where, in 2014, the essays were first presented at a conference to mark the bicentenary year of the Society’s restoration.
Camilla Russell, the publications editor of IHSI, will take us through the main contents, themes, and historiographical questions raised by this large multi-lingual volume of thirty-seven essays, which cover a wide geographical, chronological, and disciplinary terrain. The aim of this Café, additionally, is to stimulate discussion of the main historiographical frame in which this book appears – that of the New Society – to explore together the current directions that this publication points to in Jesuit historical studies today.
The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies and its collaborating partners at the University of Lisbon and the Italian German Historical Institute, invite 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 by the Institute over coffee and available via Zoom videoconference on the third Thursday of the month – are unique opportunities to learn more about the newest and most interesting scholarship in Jesuit Studies.