New Conference of ICHF

ICHF stands for International Conference on The History of Freemasonry . Arose with the finding that Freemasonry was gradually being considered and researched as an academic discipline. Such research ranged from numerous disciplines and subdiscplinws, with respect to history (with subdivisions into social history, economic history and gender studies), geography, sociology and other modern studies, to name a few. The ICHF was established in June 2004 in Great Queen Street, London, at a meeting of Research Lodges and people interested in researching the phenomenon of Freemasonry, with the following institutional objectives:
• promote Freemasonry as an object of academic study.
• discuss the relevant contributions in this area of research.
• create an international forum for interaction among researchers, specialists and a wider audience.
• encourage the interface of knowledge in the area.
The 2011 conference will be held at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia USA, over the weekend of 27 - 29 May 2011 with optional social activities on 26th and 30th May. Alexandria and its environs is a place where Scots played an important part in the early development of the region, as indeed they did in many other areas of America. It has been suggested therefore that one theme of the 2011 conference might be ‘Early Scottish Freemasons in North America’ and proposals for papers on that topic will be especially welcome.