The Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies is a multidisciplinary research center that oversees the work of several departments at Monticello and supports the ongoing international study of Thomas Jefferson and his world.

ICJS Programs

As a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICJS has put online their regular programs usually offered in-person.


Since its founding, the ICJS has hosted nearly 300 domestic and international scholars from the U.S. and 25 countries around the world, including Pulitzer-Prize winning historians Alan Taylor and Jack Rakove.