A Call for Papersby Valley of Salem on 08/15/13
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library announces a call for papers for its symposium, "Perspectives on American Freemasonry and Fraternalism," to be held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the museum in Lexington, MA.
The symposium seeks to present the newest research on American fraternal groups from the past through the present day. By 1900, over 250 American fraternal groups existed, numbering six million members. The study of their activities and influence in the United States, past and present, offers the potential for new interpretations of American society and culture. Diverse perspectives on this topic are sought; proposals are invited from a broad range of research areas, including history, material and visual culture, anthropology, sociology, literary studies and criticism, gender studies, political science, African American studies, art history, economics, or any combination of disciplines. Perspectives on and interpretations of all time periods are welcome.
Proposals should be for 30-minute research papers; the day's schedule will allow for audience questions and feedback.
Proposal Format: Submit an abstract of 400 words or less with a resume or c.v. that is no more than two pages. Be sure to include full contact information (name, address, email, phone, affiliation).
Send proposals to: Aimee E. Newell, PhD, director of collections, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, by email or by mail to 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421.
Deadline for proposals to be received is September 3, 2013. For more information about the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, visit http://www.nationalheritagemuseum.org/. For questions, contact Aimee E. Newell as above, or call 781-457-4144.