The 10th Annual California Masonic Symposium is fast approaching on June 5, 2010!
The California Masonic Symposium encourages scholasticism in Freemasonry by providing a platform for the foremost historians and scholars who recognize the distinct impact the Craft has had upon societies internationally, particularly the Americas.
This year's symposium will present a portrait of Masonry around the time of the American Revolution - including how Masonry influenced American military leaders, why it was criticized by Thomas Jefferson, and how the fraternal experience changed after the war. Presenters will address questions such as:
• How did military lodges unite America's elites?
Henry Wilson Coil Lecturer Dr. Steven C. Bullock, professor of United States history at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and author of "Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730- 1840"
• Why did Jefferson argue that Masonry was incompatible with a healthy democracy?
Matthew Crow, graduate student in American history at the University of California, Los Angeles and codeveloper of UCLA course "Freemasonry, Civil Society, and American Democracy"
• How did England's loss in the American Revolution change the Masonic experience abroad?
Dr. Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs, associate professor at the University of Florida and author of "How did military lodges change after the American Revolution?"
• The Symposium will conclude with a panel discussion on Masonry, military, and the emergence of American democracy.
Panel discussion to follow.
Date: June 5, 2010, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: San Francisco Scottish Rite Center
2850 19th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132-1602
Symposium Fee: Registration is free.
Complimentary parking is available in the Center’s garage. Event open to the public. Meals are not included. Optional Lunch will be available for $15 per person with advanced purchase.
Please register at http://www.freemason.org/document/10th%20Annual%20Symposium.pdf?documentId=1985
For questions, please contact Kim Hegg, Program Coordinator, at 415-292-9111 or email@example.com