Jesuit Heritage: Sanctity, Hagiography, Iconography

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Summer Program
September 5, 2022 to September 9, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Archival Science, Cultural History / Studies

The second annual Jesuit Heritage Summer School, organized by the Ruusbroec Institute (University of Antwerp) and University Centre Saint Ignatius-Antwerp (UCSIA), will focus on the themes of sanctity, hagiography, and iconography, with which the Society of Jesus has a rich and complex relationship. Sessions will not only be devoted to the founder saints of the Society, but also to the ways in which the Jesuits transformed the tradition of Western hagiography through the writings of the Bollandists, and how Baroque art was used in the iconographic campaigns of the Order.

The lecturers in this year's summer school include Rob Faesen (University of Antwerp/KU Leuven), Robert Godding (Bollandist Society), Eleonora Rai (KU Leuven), Leonardo Rossi (University of Antwerp), Evelyne Verheggen (University of Antwerp), and Steffen Zierholz (Tübingen University). In addition to the lectures, activities will include guided tours of the unique St. Charles Borromeo Church in Antwerp and the extrordinary Library of the Bollandist Society in Brussels, as well as a hands on introduction to the Ruusbroec Institute Library.

This summer school is intended for Master and PhD students with an interest in history, art history, religious history and Jesuit studies. Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 3 credits according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). To include the credits in the curriculum at the home institution, participants need an agreement with the responsible person at the home institution. A certificate will be awarded at the end of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

The registration fee of €300 includes course materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and the summer school reception and dinner on Thursday. It does not include accommodation or dinners on other days.

Register before 15 July 2022.

Contact Info: 
John Arblaster
Tel. +32 3 265 57 81