Partners & Members

  • The Academy of American Franciscan History is a research institute affiliated with the Franciscan School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. The Academy is dedicated to the encouragement of the study of the Franciscan Order in the Americas. It does this through the publication of monographs, documents, a scholarly journal, as well as sponsoring seminars, conferences, and public lectures.
  • The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) was established in 1981 for the purpose of promoting and coordinating all aspects of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University through the support of research, lectures, symposia, conferences, visiting professorships, and publications.
  • The Hispanic Research Center (HRC) at Arizona State University is an interdisciplinary unit dedicated to research and creative activities that is university wide but administered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Art of Spiritual Companionship (ASC) is the new name for Arizona Ecumenical Institute for Spiritual Directors (AEISD) which began in September of 2003 with a cohort of students who would be trained and certified as spiritual directors. The process, the instructors, and the students reflect the ecumenical nature of the program.
  • Founded in 2006, the Center for the Study of the Americas (C.SAS) is a University of Graz research institution that focuses on North and South American studies, especially with regard to the cultures there.
  • With an undergraduate degree in history from the Universitá degli Studi di Trieste and a Master of Science from the 'Antiguitat i Edat Mitjana por la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Chiara Mancinelli studies the contributions of Franciscan authors to economic, political, and moral studies of the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the Franciscan
  • The California State University Monterey Bay Institute of Archaeological Science, Technology, and Visualization (IASTV), also known as the CSUMB Institute of Archaeology has as its mission to develop a fully integrated curriculum centered on archaeological science, technology, and visualization.
  • CyArk, located in Oakland, California, is a nonprofit organization with the mission of “digitally preserving cultural heritage sites through collecting, archiving and providing open access to data created by laser scanning, digital modeling, and other state-of-the-art technologies.” CyArk was founded in 2003 by Iraqi expatriate and civil engineer Ben Kacyra.
  • Damian Bacich specializes in translation, early modern Spanish and Latin American literatures, and the cultures of Hispanic California and the Southwest. He earned a B.A. (History) from the University of San Francisco and an M.A. and Ph.D (Hispanic Languages and Literatures) from UCLA.