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ICHF 2011 - Masonic Research at the International Conference on the History of Freemasonry

mercredi, 04 mai 2011

Premier Masonic Research Conference

Since the inception of ICHF more than six years ago it has established itself as the primary conference for academics and others interested in Freemasonry and masonic research to present papers on all aspects of the subject. It is expected that synopses of a selection of papers presented at previous conferences will be posted on this site in due course.

From the beginning the ICHF was always a truly open ‘International’ conference, due to the diversity of countries represented at each of the conferences in 2007 and 2009. The 2011 conference to be held in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, marks a milestone in the growth of the International Conference by not only attracting participants from across the world but also, for the first time, the conference will be held outside Europe.

ICHF Conference 2011 [ Link ]

The 2011 conference will be held at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia USA, over the weekend of 27 - 29 May 2011 with optional social activities on 26th and 30th May. Alexandria and its environs is a place where Scots played an important part in the early development of the region, as indeed they did in many other areas of America. It has been suggested therefore that one theme of the 2011 conference might be ‘Early Scottish Freemasons in North America’ and proposals for papers on that topic will be especially welcome.

The 2011 Conference will be held under the Patronage of:

Roger A. Simmons
Most Worshipful Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Alabama, President of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Thomas W. Jackson
Right Worshipful Past Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Executive Secretary World Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges.

Edward H. Fowler Jr
Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland of the USA.

with the special Patronage of:

11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine, KT

and with the support of:

The Academic Society for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism
Centre interdisciplinaire bordelais d’étude des lumières-Lumières Nature Société,
Université de Bordeaux III Centre d’étude de la Littérature Françaises des XVIIe et XVIIIe Siècles (CELLF),
Sorbonne IV. Paris Chair of Freemassonary, Faculty of Religious Studies,
University of Leiden Centre de la Méditerrannée Moderne et Contemporaine, Université de Nice Sophia-
Antipolis The Interdisciplinary Research Group Freemasonary,
Free University of Brussels

The conference is supported by numerous academic institutions.

Following the huge success of the first two conferences,this, the third International Conference, will see the conference achieve a level of maturity that was hoped for by the organisers and is indicative of the tremendous amount of interest in the subject of Freemasonry and masonic research, in all its aspects. This is the only International Conference at which academics, members of the public and of course Freemasons, gather together to discuss this much under-estimated social phenomenon.

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