Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) - An institute dedicated to preserving memory and promoting historical knowledge in Africa and its adjacent islands

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Vision and Mission

JHIA is a commitment of the Society of Jesus to preserving memory and promoting historical knowledge in Africa and its adjacent islands.

Our Vision

To provide a cost-effective environment for ground-breaking research on the religious histories, cultures and traditions of the people of Africa and Madagascar.

Our Mission

  1. to collect and preserve records on the religious traditions and cultures of Africa, including Islam,
  2. to document the evolution of Christianity on the continent, especially the role played in it by the Society of Jesus, other missionary societies and local agents of evangelization,
  3. to make the collected information available to researchers from all academic disciplines, and
  4. to promote targeted research.

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Vacancy: ATNP Editorial Manager

The African Theological Network Press (ATNP) is an ecumenical venture, committed to serving the church in Africa and the Diaspora... Read more

Dr Ralph E. S. Tanner, 1921-2017

Dr Ralph E. S. Tanner, 1921-2017

The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) received with sadness the news of the passing of Dr Ralph E. S.... Read more

Protestant and Catholic Academicians Mee…

Protestant and Catholic Academicians Meet in Nairobi

Encounters between Catholics and Protestants in Africa was the theme of an Ecumenical Conference held in Nairobi recently. The conference... Read more

Past International Forum

Past International Forum

  'Encounters between Catholics and Protestants in Africa' is an upcoming international forum organized by the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa... Read more

Fr General's Visit to JHIA

Fr General's Visit to JHIA

The Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) would like to thank the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr... Read more

2017 Diary: Africa in Recent GCs

2017 Diary: Africa in Recent GCs

The 2017 JHIA Diary is here! This product is now available for circulation. We trust that our patrons can order... Read more

JHIA Joins RefoRC

JHIA Joins RefoRC

During its meeting of May 2015, the Board of RefoRC accepted the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) as member... Read more

Pilgrimage into the History of the Socie…

Pilgrimage into the History of the Society of Jesus in Africa

On October, 17, 2014, then the assistant novice director; I embarked on a pilgrimage to the Jesuit Historical Institute in... Read more