September 2023 Cambridge Conference

‘Inventing the Future’: the 1723 Constitutions

QUEENS’ COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
ENGLAND

22 – 24 September 2023

Three days of outstanding lectures, seminars and debates

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FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER
14.00-14.15 Jonathan Spence, ProGM, & Dr Ric Berman, Conference Chair
‘Context, Content, &  Consequences: The 1723 Constitutions’
14.15-15.15 Professor Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire: ‘A European Overview’
Professor Olivier Badot: ‘The influences of Anderson’s Constitutions on eighteenth-century French Freemasonry’
15.15-15.45 Professors Cécile Révauger & Margaret C. Jacob
‘Women’s Freemasonry in eighteenth-century France and its legacy’
15.45-16.00 Coffee / Break
16.00-16.30 Lucio Artini: ‘Freemasonry’s Tenets: A threat to Absolutism’
Olivier Badot & Ric Berman: discussants
16.30-17.40 Leif Endre Grutle, Andreas Önnerfors, Niels Arne Dam & Haukur Óskarsson:
‘Nordic Freemasonry & the Swedish Rite’
Panel Presentation & Discussion
18.30 Drinks Reception
SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER
09.15-09.30 Welcome & Introduction
09.30-10.30 Professor Margaret C. Jacob: ‘Freemasonry & the Enlightenment’
Dr Ric Berman & Cécile Révauger- discussants
10.30-11.00 Coffee / Break
11.00-12.00 Freemasonry and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Part I
Dr Andrew Thompson: ‘Hanoverian Britain: Culture & Society’
Dr Patricia Fara: ‘Desaguliers, the Royal Society, & the Scientific Enlightenment’
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.15 Freemasonry and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Part II
Dr Bridgett Orr: ‘Freemasonry, Theatre & the Arts’
Discussion and Q&A
14.15-15.15 Profs. Susan Sommers & Andrew Prescott:
‘James Anderson: Philosophical Imperatives’, Part I’
Discussion and Q&A
15.15-15.40 Coffee / Break
15.40-16.20 Professor Henrik Bogdan
‘James Anderson, Philosophical Imperatives’, Part II
16.20-17.00 Akram Elias, PGM, Washington D.C.: ‘The 1723 Constitutions.
The Indispensable Trowel: Cementing America’s Foundations’
Discussion and Q&A
18.30 UGLE Reception, The Old Hall – Hosted by Jonathan Spence, ProGM
19.30 Formal Dinner, Cripps Hall
SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
09.00-09.10 Welcome & Introduction
09.10-10.00 Breaking Barriers
Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire & Andreas Önnerfors:
‘Freemasonry & Revolutionary Europe’
10.00-10.50 Professor John Kyle Day, Dr Oscar Alleyne & Ric Berman (discussants)
‘Black Freemasonry in America’
Q&A
11.00-11.20 Coffee / Break
11:15-12:30 ‘Inventing the Future’
Discussion &
Concluding Remarks
 

Please note that events, panels and speakers may be subject to change.

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