Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Masonic Literary Festival in Brazil

As part of what the Hedge Mason will make an ongoing effort to cover, this post notes an upcoming event in Brazil concerning new research and scholarship on Freemasonry: The First Masonic Literary Festival. The festival is one day only, Saturday, July 7th from 7am - 7pm at the Masonic Palace of the Grand Orient of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

The highlighted presentation features William Almeida de Carvalho who will speak on "The Rise and Fall of Freemasonry in Brazil" which will be restricted to members of the craft. 

William Almeida de Carvalho is a former Director of the Library of the Grand Orient of Brazil, former Secretary of Education and Culture of the GODF-GOB, the author of several books on Freemasonry in Brazil, member of the Research Lodge Quatuor Coronati of London, and of the Scottish Rite Research Society. Currently he is President of the Masonic Academy of Arts of the FD, Treasurer of the Masonic Academy of Brazil and Masonic Academy of Arts of Paraiba, and has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Panthéon-Sorbonne.

His most recent published book demonstrates that masons in Brazil are engaged in research going far beyond that with which the fraternity in North America is familiar. It is entitled "Freemasonry, the Slave Trade and the Bank of Brazil" (São Paulo: Editora Madras, 2010).

For further information, if just curious or if you want to take a quick flight to Rio next weekend, contact         NOVOSECULO3022@yahoogrupos.com.br

Muito obrigado a Paulo Antonio de Freitas Lobo. 

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