The Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers (Institutum Historicum Ordinis Praedicatorum) is a research institute of the Order of Preachers under the jurisdiction of the Master of the Order. Its mission is

  • to research the history of the Order,
  • to present the results of its research in scientific publications, lectures, conferences, and colloquia,
  • to collaborate with Dominican and non-Dominican scholars who study the history of the Order,
  • and to promote the formation of young Dominican historians.

The Institute aims to promote collaboration between the Institute and the Archivist of the Order, the Postulator General of Causes of Beatification and Canonization, and the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (PUST) in particular, as well as between the Institute and other scientific and academic institutions.