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WCFFH 2019 - Preliminary list of speakers


World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History 2019:


1000 Degrees: Constructing Fraternal Rites


June 13 - 15, 2019
The Bibliothèque Nationale - Paris, France
Preliminary List of Speakers
(updated as we receive proposals)
1. Andrew Prescott
"The Origins of Freemasonry and the Invention of Tradition: New Perspectives"
Andrew Prescott, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, and Theme Leader for ‘Digital Transformations’ of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the major funder of research in the humanities in the UK. Trained as a medieval historian, doctoral thesis on the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. Curator in the Department of Manuscripts of the British Library, lead curator for the digitization project Electronic Beowulf, major role in the move of the Manuscript Collections from the British Museum to St. Pancras. Founding Director of the Centre for Research into Freemasonry at the University of Sheffield. Librarian of the University of Wales. Head of the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and Royal Historical Society.
2. Thomas de la Sore
"The Companies of the Noble Games of the Bow, the Crossbow, and the Arquebus: Privileged, Fraternal, and Initiatory Urban Societies"
3. Paul Rich
"Masonic Discrimination Against Ethnic, Gender, and Religious Groups: Fraternity without Brotherhood?