Canonbury Masonic Research

Freemasonry and Empire

22-23 October 2011



The Duke of Connaught, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England (1901-39), leading a masonic procession in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, 1910. Photo courtesy of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry.

The field of Empire and post-colonial studies has received a good deal of attention in recent years. However, with the notable exception of Jessica Harland-Jacobs pioneering study,Builders of Empire, Freemasonry and British Imperialism, 1717-1927 (The University of North Carolina Press, 2007), an important aspect of associational life in this field – the study of freemasonry – has not received the attention that it deserves.

This two-day event will therefore address this neglected topic and will include keynote lectures by Dr Jessica Harland-Jacobs, Associate Professor at the University of Florida, Professor Cécile Revauger, University of Bordeaux III, Professor Andrew Prescott, Kings College London, and Dr Jim Daniel, former Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Tickets for the conference are £100. Price includes entrance to a presentation by Dr Annamaria Motrescu of the University of Cambridge: ‘Imperial masonic relations: freemasonry in amateur films’, at 7pm on Friday 21 October at University College London, 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: +44 (0)20 7226 6256 or visit the web site



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