Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) is an institute geared to preserving memory and promoting historical knowledge. It was started in 2010 as an idea of the Superior General of the Jesuits, Most Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., to encourage the study of his Order’s largely unexplored involvement in the evangelization of Africa.
To provide a cost-effective environment for ground-breaking research on the religious histories, cultures and traditions of the people of Africa and Madagascar.
- To collect and preserve records on the religious traditions and cultures of Africa, including Islam.
- To document the evolution of Christianity on the continent, especially the role played in it by the Society of Jesus, other missionary societies and African agents of evangelization.
- To make the collected information available to researchers from all academic disciplines.