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Conferences and Societies of Interest
Other Digital Humanities Projects at Georgia Southern University
History of the Book and of Libraries Resources, Especially Those Related to Jesuits

My 2022 Jesuit Libraries (Brill, in OpenAccess) is a broad study of pre- and post-suppression collections held by the Society of Jesus; I also edited (2015) Jesuits and Their Books, an issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies

Jesuit Archival Sources: at Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, the archive of the Superior General (Rome)

The Jesuit Portal at Boston College, the portal to the Jesuitica Project at the University of Leuven

The Jesuit Science Network has information about books and authors in the collection

"The Swedish Booty of Books from Bohemia and Moravia 1646-1648": books associated with the College of Olomouc

Harvard University has extensive resources associated with the history of the book

Database of the Riga Jesuit College Collection (English-language version)

Inventories of the library of the College of Poznań (Poland) from 1609 and 1610 and information on the books from Braniewo (Poland) are available via the University of Uppsala's libraries

University of Barcelona database of former owners: (some of these are available in our spreadsheet; see The Data).  

Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon: provenance des livres anciens

Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project, a similar project at Loyola University Chicago

Sion College Library Provenance Project (books now at Lambeth Palace Library)

Canterbury Cathedral Chapter Library Provenance wiki (see under "J" for individual Jesuit colleges)

Other Provenance Projects
Information on Printers
EJLPP in Print

See the chapter "Pre-suppression Jesuit Libraries: Patterns of Collection and Use in Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe," in The Baltic Battle of Books: Formation and Relocation of European Libraries in the Confessional Age (c. 1500–c. 1650) and Their Afterlife, edited by Jonas Nordin, Gustavs Strenga, and Peter Sjökvist (Leiden: Brill, 2023), and a review of the book, where EJLPP gets a shoutout!


Currently, in addition to this project on Jesuit books, I am working on the Medici (grand) duchesses, up through the 1630s, and I have an ongoing student-driven project on women printers (housed at this website too).

My most recent monograph is Jesuit Libraries  (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2022).

My earlier monographs were: Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017), Reforming Priests and Parishes: Tuscan Dioceses in the First Century of Seminary Education (Boston: Brill, 2006) and Ordaining the Catholic Reformation: Priests and Seminary Pedagogy in Fiesole, 1575-1675 (Florence: Olschki, 2001).

I have also published articles in several journals and books, including Libraries and Culture, Sixteenth Century Journal, and Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu,
and have been a co-editor of three collected-studies volumes.

I am the Associate Editor of the Journal of Jesuit Studies.  Brill Publishers is a strong supporter of Jesuit Studies, and hosts both the JJS and the reference work Jesuit Historiography Online.  You can find my article on Italian Jesuits prior to the suppression here.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

Renaissance Society of America

American Historical Association

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender

Society for Italian Historical Studies

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