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Monday, July 02, 2018

Quatuor Coronati North American Conference at GW Memorial: Sept. 14-16


Just a reminder that late this summer, England's renowned Quatuor Coronati Lodge of Research No. 2076 will host a rare North American Conference with a program of research papers and debates featuring an international lineup of outstanding Masonic and academic historians.

The Conference will be held in Alexandria, Virginia at the George Washington National Masonic Memorial, September 14-16, 2018. 



Photo: Ron Cogswell

The program includes two and a half days of lectures and discussions, beginning Friday morning, and concluding on Sunday. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a convivial dinner on Saturday evening, a Universal Lodge, a convocation of Academic Lodges,  plus a talk on Masonic Symbolism and tour of Washington, D.C.


FRIDAY


The Conflicted Identity of Early 18th Century English Freemasonry – Paul Monod

Panel: Freemasonry in the Caribbean – Neil Wynes Morse, Susan Snell and Andreas Önnefors

Scottish-American Freemasonry in the Eighteenth Century – Bob Cooper and Mark Wallace

Freemasonry in North America  – John Laurence Busch and Jeffrey Croteau

Panel: French Lodges and Connections in the Americas – Eric Saunier and Jeffrey Kaplan

Transatlantic and Back Again – Marsha Keith Schuchard and  Hans Schwartz

A Universal Lodge (Tyled)

Masonic symbolism in Washington DC


SATURDAY

The Patriot Lodge (host) – Tyled Meeting of the Convocation of Academic Lodges

The Multifaceted Freemasons of Jamaica – Jackie Ranston

Panel: Freemasonry in North America – Andrew Hammer, Erich Morgan Huhn and Shawn Eyer

Panel: Religion & Freemasonry – Lucio Artini, Roberto Pertocucci, Fenando Gill Gonzalez, and John Acaster

Panel: Material & Print Culture Felipe Corte Real de Camargo –  Hilary Anderson Stelling and  John Slifko

Bringing Masonry to the University – Larry Adamson, PGM of California

Conference Dinner, followed by an evening in Alexandria



SUNDAY

Welcome – Arturo de Hoyos and Brent Morris

The role of men of color in the early period of Freemasonry – Oscar Alleyne

The First Grand Lodge: 1717 or 1721? – Ric Berman and Susan Mitchell Sommers
A debate and discussion followed by Q&A

Guided Tour of Washington


For prices, registration, hotel information and more details, visit the Conference website HERE.


Program below. Click images to enlarge:






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