This journal ceased publication at the end of 2018. The following is presented for reference only.

Published twice a year, in spring and autumn (fall), the Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism was an interdisciplinary academic journal that seeks to appeal to a broad-based scholarly audience in the domains of arts, humanities and social sciences.

The Journal was concerned with promoting newly emerging scholarly research in all aspects of the history and material culture of the associational lives of men and women from the Middle Ages to the present day, not least in the ways they have acted to shape regional, national and transnational identities. Through a rigorous peer-review process the Journal’s editorial board of leading international scholars presents authoritative cutting-edge research from around the globe and from across and within many subject disciplines.

The Journal had no formal alliances or allegiances to any specific scholarly organization, masonic body, or educational institution and represented no single critical, historical, political, social, or theoretical position.

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ISSN: 1757-2460 (print) 
ISSN: 1757-2479 (online)