Program

 

  • Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

Check-in & Registration to the Workshop

19:30 – 20:30                Welcome Cocktail
20:30                             Buffet Dinner

 

  • Thursday August 24th, 2017

07:00 – 08:30               Buffet Breakfast
08:45 – 12:45               Sightseeing tour
13:15 – 14:15               Buffet Lunch
14:15 – 17:45               Free time for relaxation and leisure
17:45 – 18:00               Workshop opening by Philotecton Society
18:00 – 18:10               Afternoon Sessions opening
Chair: Dr. Remzi Sanver
18:10 – 19:00               Keynote presentation
                                     Prof. Valdis Pirags
                                     “Freemasonry as the method of attaining Enlightenment
19:00 – 19:15               Questions | Discussion
19:15 – 19:30               Masonic Art & Collections Showcase opening
19:30 – 20:15               Contemporary Masonic References in TV
20:30                            Buffet Dinner

 

  • Friday August 25th, 2017

07:00 – 09:30               Buffet Breakfast
10:00 – 10:10               Morning Sessions opening
Chair: Dr. David Harrison
10:10 – 11:00               Keynote presentation
                                     Philippa Faulks
                                     “Count Cagliostro’s Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry – product of a miracle worker or man
                                      of straw?
11:00 – 11:15               Questions | Discussion
11:15 – 12:30               Session 1 | Short papers presentation
12:40 – 13:40               Buffet Lunch
13:45 – 14:30               Masonic Books Presentation
14:30 – 17:30               Free time for relaxation and leisure
17:30 – 17:40               Afternoon Sessions opening
Chair: Robert Bashford
17:40 – 18:10               Keynote presentation by Philotecton Society
                                     From York to London
18:10 – 18:20               Questions | Discussion
18:20 – 19:30               Session 2 | Short papers presentation
19:30 – 20:15               Masonic References in Cinema
20:30                            Buffet Dinner

 

  • Saturday August 26th, 2017

07:00 – 09:30               Buffet Breakfast
10:00 – 10:10               Morning Sessions opening
Chair: Philippa Faulks
10:10 – 11:00               Keynote presentation
                                     Dr. Susan Mitchell Sommers
                                     James Anderson and the Myth of 1717
11:00 – 11:15               Questions | Discussion
11:15 – 12:05               Open debate on BB recruitment & retention
12:05 – 12:40               Session 3 | Short papers presentation
12:40 – 13:40               Buffet Lunch
13:45 – 14:30               Keynote presentation
                                     Dr. David Harrison
                                     “Byron, Freemasonry and the Carbonari
14:30 – 14:45               Questions | Discussion
14:45 – 17:30               Free time for relaxation and leisure
17:30 – 17:40               Afternoon Sessions opening
Chair: Dr. Susan Mitchell Sommers
17:40 – 18:30               Keynote presentation
                                     Robert Bashford
                                     “The origins of The Grand Council of Knight Masons in the year 2553 of Knight Masonry
18:30 – 18:40               Questions | Discussion
18:40 – 19:15               Session 4 | Short papers presentation
19:15 – 19:30               Photo presentation | The Masonic Halls in The Netherlands
19:30 – 20:20               Food for thought presentation
                                     Dr. Remzi Sanver
                                     “Sufism at the crossroad of two traditions: thoughts on initiation and Islam
20:20 – 20:30               Questions | Discussion
20:30                            Buffet Dinner
22:00                            Farewell Party

 

  • Sunday August 27th, 2017

07:00 – 09:30               Buffet Breakfast
10:00 – 11:20               Roundtable discussion
                                     Philippa Faulks, Dr. Susan Mitchell Sommers, Dr. Anna Zarkada
                                     Moderator: Bernard V. A. Woods
                                     “The Challenges of Freemasonry in the 21st Century. Tradition, research and innovation
11:20 – 11:30               Workshop closing by Philotecton Society
12:30                            Buffet Lunch

 

Important info:

  • Sessions are designed to allow opportunities for ample discussion following the keynote presentations. Workshop Sessions consist mainly of a mixture of:
  • Thematic Sessions: Individual paper presentations that are organized into thematic areas. Papers on a common topic, or presenting different perspectives on an issue, are presented sequentially in a session.
  • Short papers: Individual delegates present their short papers.

Note: The Workshop is not in any way a tyled event nor is there going to be any associated tyled meetings.