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Journal available online 
Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu available online, open access, for 1932-49; 1990-2012.

For vol I-VIII (1932-39) see Hathi Trust; vol. IX-XVIII (1940-49) see Internet Archive. Vol. LIX - LXIV (1990-1995) see Internet Archive. Furthermore vol. LXV-LXXXI (1996-2012) are available, partly on Hathi Trust (1996-2000; 2003-2006) and partly on Internet Archive (2001-2002; 2007-2012).

The latest issue has appeared: Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (vol. LXXXV, fasc. 170, 2016 II). This issue includes the following:



Christoph Sander, Early-Modern Magnetism: Uncovering New Textual Links between Leonardo Garzoni SJ (1543–1592), Paolo Sarpi OSM (1552–1623), Giambattista Della Porta (1535–1615), and the Accademia dei Lincei

Elisa Frei, The Many Faces of Ignazio Maria Romeo SJ (1676–1724?), Petitioner for the Indies: A Jesuit Seen through his Litterae Indipetae and the Epistulae Generalium

Wenceslao Soto Artuñedo SJ, El deseo de las Indias: las cartas indípetas de Alonso de Barzana SJ (1530–1598)

Bibliography (Paul Begheyn SJ). Available online

Book Reviews

Notes and News in Jesuit History

Inventory America, Asia, Europe (part) 
A new Inventory is available which gives lists of materials relating to USA, Central America and South America; Asia (India, Philippines, Japan); Russia, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland – for the years c.1814-c.1900.

These materials are conserved in the Roman Jesuit Archives (Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu – ARSI).

The Inventory complements similar guides for Ex-Assistancy of Italy, and for Ex-Assistancy of France for the period 1814-1939.

New publications editor 
As successor to Norman Tanner SJ (editor, 2012-15), in September 2015, Dr Camilla Russell assumed the position of editor of the Jesuit historical publications with Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI). These include the journal Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu, and various book publications. Dr Russell is based in Rome and also holds teaching roles at the Gregorian Pontifical University and Roma Tre University.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, she obtained her PhD in History from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2003. She has studied at the University of Pisa and held lectureships at Queen Mary University of London, and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; in 2008/09, she was appointed Hanna Kiel Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, and between 2009 and 2015, she was tenured Lecturer of Early-Modern European History at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Dr Russell is the author of the monograph, Giulia Gonzaga and the Religious Controversies of Sixteenth-Century Italy (Brepols, 2006), as well as a number of articles on Jesuit history, and the religious and cultural history of early modern Italy. Currently, she is completing a collective-biographical study of Italian Jesuits in the first century of the Society of Jesus.

New book on Lainez, 2nd General of Society of Jesus (1558-1565) 
Diego Lainez SJ succeeded Ignatius Loyola as general of the Society of Jesus and served from 1558 until his death in 1565. A Spaniard of Jewish family roots, he was one of the first companions who formed the Society, and was sent as a theologian to the Council of Trent. The Swiss Jesuit Paul Oberholzer SJ has edited a volume of 31 essays entitled Diego Lainez (1512-1565) and his Generalate (1074 pages), published by Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, Rome, 2015. North-west and central Europe, Spain, Italy, Africa and Asia are the geographical contexts of the collection, while the arts, education, the Council of Trent, letter-writing, and the Jewish dimension are among the themes covered.

Inventory ex Assistentia Galliae 
A new Inventory has been prepared which gives lists of materials regarding the Ex-Assistancy of France for the years  1814-1939. These materials are conserved in the Roman Archives (Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu – ARSI).

The Inventory covers the Jesuit presence in France, North Africa, the Near East and China, together with Cottayam, in India (the Cottayam materials cover 1887-c.1900).

The Inventory complements a similar guide for the Ex-Assistancy of Italy - for Italy and Albania (1814-1939).

ARSI has 7 manuscript volumes covering the Irish Jesuit mission from c.1598-1774.

As part of the Irish Jesuit Province's preparation for the 1814-2014 Bicentenary, this material is now being calendared and edited for publication.

For the blog of Vera Orschel, archivist engaged on this project, click here


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Meeting of Historical Institute

Jesuit Archives — interview

Journal available online

New AHSI issue

Inventory America, Asia, Europe (part)

New publications Editor

New book on Lainez

New inventory for ex Assistentia Galliae

Irish Jesuit Materials c. 1598-1774