Friday, August 31, 2012

International Conference on the History of Freemasonry




 Education has always been an important activity for Freemasons.



The International Conference on the History of Freemasonry is a once in two year conference that was started in 2007 and has had three previous very successful conferences viz. in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

The next conference is to be held on 24 MAY- 26 MAY 2013 at Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Click Here to check out their official website.

They also have a Facebook page which you can follow by clicking on the 'LIKE' button.

This conference was started because a few of the brethren looking around identified some unmet needs of the fraternity and decided that this would be an effort towards meeting those needs.
This is the statement of purpose that I have borrowed from their official website (http://ichfonline.org/):
"By holding a biennial conference open to the public, the main purpose of the ICHF is:
  • To promote Freemasonry as a subject for academic study.
  • To present and debate relevant contributions in this area of research.
  • To create a forum for interactions between researchers, experts and a wider audience.
  • To encourage individuals to take an interest and participate in an active exchange of knowledge in the area.
 The ICHF is a non-profit making, privately owned event and brand, sponsored by Supersonic Events Ltd. with no formal affiliation to any masonic or academic body. On each occasion a leading academic is appointed to convene a specialist committee responsible for the selection of suitable presentations. Any surplus generated by the ICHF will go to support young researchers and academics pursuing research in the topic and other relevant masonic projects."
Official Page