Category Archives: Jesuitica

Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything

Would you rather be knowledgeable on a variety of topics, or an expert on just one topic? Today’s emphasis on academic specialization supports the latter—we rarely encounter someone with multiple PhDs in unrelated fields. Rarely do we go beyond the … Continue reading

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Instruction at the Burns Library Spring Semester 2016

The Burns Library hosted forty-one class sessions this past semester, including two that met weekly. Burns Scholar, Colman O’Clabaigh, taught the course, Religion and Community in Ireland, 1215–1526 every Thursday in The Irish Room while Professor Robert Savage of History … Continue reading

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Lexica Jesuitica: Catechisms and Prayer in a New World

The Jesuits call themselves men on the move, a religious society committed to reaching far places and pushing the frontiers of knowledge. Over the centuries, the society has embraced many collectors of words, missionaries and scholars dedicated to putting previously … Continue reading

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Cherish the Memory: Conservation at the Burns Library

In the final semester of my Boston College career, I have had the good fortune of serving as a Conservation Assistant under Barbara Adams Hebard in the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections conservation lab. As … Continue reading

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