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Institutional Partners

The following institutions have a working relationship or have signed partnership agreements with JHIA:

Institute for Advanced Jesuit StudiesFounded at Boston College in 2014, the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation for the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogical approaches of the Society of Jesus. The Institute hopes to serve as a dynamic and collaborative scholarly resource—both at Boston College and around the world—for important coursework, publications, symposia, online materials, and other programs that convey the distinctive character of the Jesuit mission. Read more

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DACB-logoThe DACB is an international undertaking aimed at producing an electronic database containing the essential biographical facts of African Christian leaders, evangelists, and lay workers chiefly responsible for laying the foundations, shaping the character, and advancing the growth of Christian communities across Africa. An international team of African scholars is facilitating the project. Contributors are drawn from academic, church, and mission communities in Africa and elsewhere. Read more

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missioafricanusMissio Africanus is the flagship project of a larger cross-cultural missions initiative being carried out by the Missional Innovations Inc. in London, UK. It is a missions training project that helps missionaries and Christian leaders from around the world to understand and overcome the cultural barriers they encounter in their work in the West. Read more

 

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refo500Refo500 is the international platform for knowledge, expertise, ideas, products and events, specializing in the 500 year legacy of the Reformation. Worldwide, more than 120 partners have joined Refo500 and the number of partners is still growing. Partners collaborate in order to offer a program and to tell the story of the Reformation. Refo500 partners include Protestant and Catholic organizations, churches, universities, museums, cities, publishers, and so on.... Read more

 


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ReforcThe Reformation Research Consortium, RefoRC, as the academic department within Refo500, connects academics and supports them in their research activities. Thereby RefoRC collaborates as closely as possible with all the RefoRC members and their scholars whose field of activity is connected with the history and theology of the reformation era... Read more



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On the grounds of the Jesuit General Curia in Rome is located the Archives building housing ARSI which is the archives of the central government for the worldwide Society of Jesus (founded 1540). ARSI includes archives, library and publishing division.... Read more


Opening Hours

JHIA is ordinarily open to readers Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please note that JHIA is closed on all gazetted public holidays in Kenya (where a public holiday falls on a weekend, the next weekday is a day of rest) as well as on all major religious feasts as indicated below:

  • 1 January (New Year)
  • From Holy Thursday to Easter Monday inclusive (dates variable each year)
  • 1 May (Labor Day)
  • 1 June (Madaraka Day)
  • 31 July (Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus)
  • Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan (date depends on the sighting of the moon)
  • 20 October (Mashujaa Day)
  • 12 December (Jamhuri Day)
  • From 24 December to 2 January inclusive (Christmas break)

JHIA will also be closed on any day occasionally declared a day of rest by the Kenyan Government. In case of doubt, please contact us ahead of time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or, during working hours, call (+254) 20 2324109/ 731 0603381/ 719 177919

Friends of JHIA

JHIA is anchored on the faith-inspired and time-proven Jesuit tradition of research in the humanities. Yet JHIA is also envisaged as a broad coalition for the preservation of memory and the promotion historical knowledge in Africa and Madagascar. The day-to-day execution of JHIA's mission depends entirely on the support of other institutions and individuals who, seeing its relevance, choose to play an active role in this enterprise. Friends of JHIA are persons who have committed themselves to supporting the mission of JHIA on a long-term basis. They do this through their time, ideas and resources.

Possibilities for collaboration are endless. In fact, often it is our friends who define the nature of their partnership with us. Some have committed themselves to soliciting relevant books and documents on our behalf. Others have simply made it their duty to recommend JHIA to potential partners and supporters and to inform the JHIA staff about existing opportunities. Still others have sustained interest in the development of JHIA from its very beginning, keeping themselves informed about the institute and providing valuable proposals for the step-by-step implementation of its long-term vision. Some people have made financial donations to JHIA, and it is on such that the day-to-day running of the Institute as well as its future growth depend. Finally, a few more have volunteered with JHIA, mainly assisting in the processes of cataloguing our growing collection and of determining its potential usefulness to researchers.

All Friends of JHIA may subscribe to a free JHIA Quarterly Progress Report, join a Friends of JHIA Forum on which they can discuss the enterprise with other friends, and directly request more specific and privileged information about the project.

We look forward to building an even broader and stronger network of supportive friends who share our vision. We request those who wish to make a sustained commitment to our course to fill a friends' form on paper or online and return it to us for endorsement. If filled on paper, the form can be returned to us by post or as a scanned text via the email. We will respond with more details of privileged contact and any other necessary information.

To download a "pdf" copy of the friends' form, please click hereor fill the friends' online form below. For more information, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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