Publié le 16 septembre 2022 Mis à jour le 16 septembre 2022

with Andrew PRESCOTT and Susan Mitchell SOMMERS

SAVE THE DATE

Valérie PIETTE, Doyenne de la Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales,

Antonino MAZZU, vice-Doyen de la Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales,

Guillaume DYE, Président du Département de Philosophie, Éthique et Sciences des religions et de la laïcité,

Jean-Philippe SCHREIBER et Jeffrey TYSSENS, Responsables académiques de la Chaire ULB et VUB,

ont l'honneur de vous inviter à la leçon inaugurale de la

CHAIRE THÉODORE VERHAEGEN LEERSTOEL

Université libre de Bruxelles - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Anderson Constitutions, 1723 – 2023

Opening Lecture: February 14th, 2023 (VUB):

« The Genesis of the 1723 Constitutions of the Free-Masons »,

by Andrew Prescott

University of Glasgow

Closing Lecture: April 27th, 2023– 6.30 pm (ULB):

« Our Learned Author’: James Anderson of the Constitutions of the Free-Masons, and his other lives »

by Susan Mitchell Sommers

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe (USA)

ULB – Campus du Solbosch, building S, level 2, Dupréel room

Access : Avenue Jeanne 44, 1050 Bruxelles

The Anderson Constitutions, the founding document of speculative Freemasonry, were written 300 years ago. On the occasion of this anniversary, the VUB and the ULB are joining forces for an exceptional Théodore Verhaegen Chair that will give the floor to two eminent specialists in Freemasonry, who will examine its origins from a historical perspective.

The two holders of the Chair will also give four lessons in the framework of the Chair, at the ULB:

Lesson 1: Andrew Prescott: « James Anderson as historian and fabulist » (15 February 2023, 6PM)

Lesson 2: Andrew Prescott: « The Idea of the Constitution in the Eighteenth Century » (22 February 2023, 6PM)

Lesson 3: Susan Mitchell Sommers : « Bringing Microhistory to Esoteric Biography: The Strange Case of Ebenezer Sibly » (19 April 2023, 6PM)

Lesson 4: Susan Mitchell Sommers: « Too Good to be True: Masonic Mythology and the life of Thomas Dunckerley » (26 April 2023, 6PM)

Lectures held in English (on registration).

The conference rooms and the schedule will be indicated later.

Contact : cierl@ulb.be

Chaire organisée par la Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales de l’ULB, conjointement avec la VUB,

et le Centre interdisciplinaire d’étude des religions et de la laïcité (CIERL)

Date(s)
du 14 février 2023 au 27 avril 2023
Lieu(x)

The conference rooms and the schedule will be indicated later.