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The Maritime World of Early Jesuit Missionaries

The context which shaped the encounter between early modern Jesuit missionaries and China not only included Europe and East Asia, but also the long and often arduous maritime journey between these distant lands. CGCM faculty associate Eugenio Menegon is uncovering the importance of this journey on the cross-cultural encounter between Jesuits and China in a […]

Religion and Health

“Going Viral: Religion and Health” will be the theme for the third annual Graduate Student Conference on Religion at Boston University. Dr. Ellen Idler from Emory College will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, which will also feature health professionals and graduate students. The conference will be held from 9:00am-6:00pm, October 14th, 2017. Register […]

Harold Grimm Prize awarded to Rady Roldan-Figueroa

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference has recognized Professor Rady Roldan-Figueroa‘s article, “Martín de Roa, S.J. (1559-1637) and the Consolidation of Catholic Literary Culture in Spain,” European History Quarterly 45, no. 1 (2015): 5-33 with the Harold J. Grimm Prize. The Grimm Prize is awarded annually to the best article published during the previous year which reflects […]

New Approaches to Jesuit Missions

“400 Years of Desires: New Approaches to Jesuit Missions through the Litterae Indipetae” The missionary ideal was among the most compelling reasons to join the Society of Jesus since its very inception. But not all the Jesuits were selected or thought apt for the challenging life in the ‘Indies’. Enthralled by their desire for mission, […]

Korea Research Institute for Mission

  Daewon Moon, Doctoral Fellow at the CGCM, was recently appointed as a visiting researcher at the Korea Research Institute for Mission (KRIM). He is involved in a project to develop training materials for Korean missionary candidates under the leadership of the renowned Korean missiologist Dr. Steve Moon, who is contributing editor of the International […]

Library Research Awards

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services invites applications from scholars and researchers to its annual program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and distinctive collections, the Libraries Research Awards. The Libraries will award ten (10) grants of $2,500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult Columbia University Libraries/Information Services holdings […]