400 anniversarium provinciae Bohemiae Societatis Jesu 1623 – 1773 – 2023
Organized by the Istitute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Catholic Theological Faculty of Charles University in cooperation with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Universität Hamburg, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut – Neulateinische Studie and Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, and it takes place under the auspices of the Province of Bohemia of the Society of Jesus.
On September 23, 1623, Mutius Vitelleschi, the Superior General of the Order, sent a letter to Prague proclaiming the creation of the Province of Bohemia. The planned conference is dedicated to the development, life and suppression of the Province of Bohemia of the so-called Old Society, that is, to the period from 1623 to 1773 with meaningful overlaps. Its aim is to examine the Province mainly in the context of the development of the Jesuit Order in early modern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, focusing on the functioning of the Province as a whole and of its individual members, as well as on its distinguishing features compared to other Provinces, especially those that maintained closer ties with the Province of Bohemia (Austria, Germania Superior, Gallo-Belgica, Flandro-Belgica).
Conference languages: English, German, possibly Czech