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Workshop Training for Archivists & Supervisors of Archives

Workshop Training for Archivists & Supervisors of Archives in the Jesuit Conference of Africa & Madagascar (JCAM) Nairobi, March 3-5, 2020

The workshop aims at providing basic tools for the treatment of Jesuit archives, from the appraisal to their exploitation, based on global trends on archiving.

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Participants:
This course is specially designed for Socii of Provinces and Regions of Africa and Madagascar in their capacity as supervisors of Jesuit archives; current and prospective Jesuit archivists identified by their major superiors; and librarians of Formation Centres of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (Hekima University College L’Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus, Arupe Jesuit University, Philosophat Saint Paul, and Institute Saint Pierre Canisius)

1. Definitions

· Archives Collection

· Its production and integrity

· Legal framework of Jesuit archives

· The task of the Jesuit archivist and its deontology

2. To Collect, Classify, and Describe an Archive

· Preparation and management of archives tables

· Preparing the Collection

· Modes of Appraisal

· Classification and Codification

· Description of the Archives Files

3. Retention and Conservation

· Preventive Conservation

· Restoration

· Storage Space

· Security and Risk Assessment

4. Communicability and Valorisation

· Legal Texts on Communicability

· Reading Rooms, Exemptions, Copying

· Cultural Exposure

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JHIA 2020 Diary - Price: KSh 800 | $ 10 | € 8 (2)

2020 diaryOur 2020 Diary is now out! We at JHIA believe that writing to yourself is an important means of self-expression. Having a place to write down your thoughts, feelings, memories and personal impressions about life can be healing and teach you to know yourself better. It can also unlock the power of your creativity, and inspire you to manifest dreams that might otherwise stay hidden. If you don’t keep a diary already, here are some of the good things about the JHIA 2020 diary you should consider before requesting a copy from us.

· Attractive anti-dust and waterproof cover design

· Daily liturgy readings and references

· Illustrated map showing Jesuit Provinces and Regions in Africa and Madagascar

· Important dates of the ordinary and Jesuit calendar e.g. birthdays, feasts and holidays

· A brief history of the province of Madagascar, marking its Golden Jubilee in 2021

· Year planner and calendar that will help you plan and organize your work.

To order this book, please click here or write to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Engaging the World: The Jesuits and Their Presence in Global History

bc Engaging the World
Lisbon, Portugal   |   June 17–19, 2020
 
 
Engaging the World
 
The Jesuits and Their Presence in Global History
 
 
Co-organized by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College and Brotéria in Lisbon, in partnership with the Catholic University Portugal
 
Scattered around the globe for nearly five centuries of evangelization, Jesuit missionaries adopted different strategies to communicate with local communities. They were pivotal cultural mediators, serving as cartographers, astronomers, ethnographers, and anthropologists. They were also artists who adapted to local styles, translators and grammarians of native languages, and correspondents who conveyed images of societies previously unknown to European audiences. They fostered commerce and accompanied scientific voyages. They published journals, treatises, biographies, travel logs, and maps, and they participated in worldwide networks circulating literature and art.
 
This symposium is hosted in Portugal, from which thousands of Jesuits departed to engage with people and environments on a global scale. This scholarly event will investigate how such a global engagement developed over time, how it varied from place to place, and how it was similar in different settings. Proposals are welcomed from across thematic, chronological, and disciplinary boundaries that address methods or instruments the Jesuits used to engage the world and its natural or societal environs.  
 
Presentations might address such questions as these: What strategies did Jesuits employ when, as articulated by their Constitutions, “dispersed throughout Christ’s vineyard to labor”? How did the internal structure of the Society of Jesus (and the personalities of the Jesuits themselves) facilitate or hinder missionary labors? How were those labors impacted by external forces—either local or global, cultural or political? For example, how did the Jesuits’ relations with different European powers spark, facilitate, limit, or end evangelization efforts within competing global empires? How did Jesuit missionaries and their superiors determine where to labor and whom to evangelize? What are revealing examples of successful determinations and unsuccessful ones? What were the benefits, hindrances, and consequences of Jesuit accommodation to local customs and virtues? How can Jesuit accommodation be seen in art, theological treatises, scientific work, and pedagogical approaches? How can indigenous people be seen in the books, maps, correspondence, and other materiality produced by Jesuits?
 
Proposals and a narrative CV (together no more than 500 words) are due before the end of Monday, October 28, 2019. Selected papers may be peer-reviewed and published in open access following the event. More details are available at bc.edu/iajs. Contact the Institute with questions ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
 

Promoting Africa’s Culture

Rev. Dr. John Okoria Ibhakewanlan SJ., Principal, Hekima University College has said that partnering major players in the African art and culture sector is one sure way JHIA can provide researchers with publications that are not available in libraries and historical institutes in Europe, Asia and America.

He stated that through such partnerships, the institute was helping researchers from across the globe to access African records, especially publications that are not available in libraries or historical institutes outside Africa.

Rev Fr. Okoria spoke on the forthcoming group art exhibition tagged African Art, to be curated by Paris-based Nigerian curator Bose Fagbemi.

The exhibition, which will run from the 9th to 30th, November 2019 at the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, is a follow-up to Fagbemi’s first group exhibition, Art and Spirituality, held at St Ignatius House, Lagos in March 2017.

According to the cleric, JHIA will include African arts in its goal and vision of collecting and preserving vital records on Africa.

He noted that the exhibition fits well into the mission of the institute, adding that the vision of JHIA is to provide a cost-effective environment for the world to see and experience religious histories, cultures, and traditions of the people of Africa and Madagascar.

“Thus far, JHIA has managed to create an excellent environment capable of putting scholars in Africa on a par with others in the world. We are helping researchers from across the globe access African records, especially publications that are otherwise only available in libraries / historical institutes in Europe and America.

 

Source: The Nation, Lagos State, Nigeria 

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