Thursday, September 15, 2011

Canonbury Masonic Conference October 22-23


London's Canonbury Masonic Research Centre presents its 13th annual international conference in October. This year's theme is "Freemasonry and Empire."

Saturday 22 October

9:00 Registration and coffee
9:50 Official opening

10:00 Keynote lecturer: Freemasonry across Empires
Dr. Jessica Harland-Jacobs, Associate Professor, University of Florida

10:45 Morning coffee

11:15 Chair: Professor Andrew Prescott, King’s College London

Empire, the Craft, culture and the Anglophone Caribbean
Dr. Allison Ramsay, University of the West Indies, Barbados

Western ideology meets Eastern promise: an archival view of the masonic relationship between Umdat ul Umrah (future Nawab of the Carnatic) and the Prince of Wales (future King George IV), Grand Master
Susan Snell, Archivist, Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London

Freemasonry and the Indian Parsi Community: a late meeting on the level
Simon Deschamps, University of Bordeaux III

Uncharted masonic identities in British colonial amateur films, 1920 - 1940
Dr. Annamaria Motrescu, Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge

12:35 Panel discussion
13:00 Lunch

14:15 Keynote lecture: Freemasonry and slavery in the British Empire
Professor Cécile Revauger, University of Bordeaux III

15:00 Afternoon tea

15:30 Chair: Dr. Jim Daniel, University of Sheffield

Russian Freemasonry, imperial reform and utopianism in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century imperial Russia
Dr. Yuri Stoyanov, SOAS

Freemasonry in Egypt in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Karim Wissa, Diplomat

Muslim reformers and the British Empire: the masonic affiliations of Jamal ad-din al-afghani and Mohammed Abduh
Said Chaaya, L’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EHPE), Paris

Freemasonry in the Congo, 1908-1914. Anti-masonic discourse of the Catholic missionaries
Jimmy Koppen, Free University of Brussels

16:50 Panel discussion
17:30 Close
19:00 Dinner


Sunday 23 October

10:00 Keynote: Anglo-American masonic relations, 1840 - 1890
Dr. Jim Daniel, University of Sheffield

10:45 Morning coffee

11:15 Chair: Dr. Jessica Harland-Jacobs, Associate Professor, University of Florida

Iconography of the Imperial lodges
Mark Dennis, Curator, Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London

Setting the Empire in Stone: Richard, Earl Temple and the building of Stowe
Dr. Joan Coutu, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

Eighteenth-century masonic halls and the British Empire
Harriet Sandvall, Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London

'An Emblem of the Unity of the Empire': Freemasonry and the Imperial Institute, South Kensington
Frank Albo, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

12:35 Panel discussion
13:00 Lunch

14:15 Keynote lecture: Curling with Cannonballs: Fratriotism and the negotiation of identity in Europe
Professor Andrew Prescott, King’s College London

15:00 Afternoon tea

15:30 Chair: Professor Cécile Revauger, University of Bordeaux III

The ‘great masonic Empire’ of Napoleon Bonaparte and the construction of masonic identities in Europe (1800-1815)
Dr. Eric Saunier, University of Le Havre

Freemasonry and the Central Powers: the 1918 Berlin conference
Reinhard Markner, Berlin

Regimes of territoriality: overseas conflicts and inner-European relations, c.1870-1930
Dr. Joachim Berger, Institute of European History (IEG), Mainz

16:30 Panel discussion
17:00 Close

Tickets for the conference are £100. Price includes entrance to the abovementioned film showing, as well as two buffet luncheons over the conference weekend. Tickets for the Saturday evening dinner are an additional £40.00.

Cheques should be made payable to the ‘CMRC’ and sent to: Canonbury Masonic Research Centre, Canonbury Tower, Canonbury Place, London N1 2NQ. Please be sure to include your name and full contact details (including phone number and email address) with your payment and state if you have any special dietary requirements. Please also note that the CMRC does not accept credit card payment. BACS and IBAN transfer, as well as student reductions, are available on request.

For further information please contact the conference organiser Matthew Scanlan on tel: 00 44 (0)20 7226 6256 or email conference@canonbury.ac.uk

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