Report from Doctoral Students Study Day UCL, London


  • Andrew Pink Independent Scholar
  • Harriet Sandvall Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London



Ku Klux Klan, museums, First World War, Africa, Belgium, nationalism, British Empire, India, Women, Freemasonry, adoption lodges, pottery, politics, fascism, egyptology


This report provides details of seven promising PhD projects presented by doctoral students working in the domain of freemasonry and fraternalism, with commentaries by Professor Cécile Révauger from Université de Bordeaux III, who is perhaps the leading European scholar of eighteenth-century freemasonry, and by Miguel Hernandez, doctoral student from University of Exeter. The students’ research covered colonial freemasonry in India, Belgian reactions to fascist prohibition of freemasonry in Italy, masonic pottery, the Ku Klux Klan and freemasonry in the US, the creation of a Belgian national identity, female masonic rituals, and an introduction to the life of nineteenth-century Egyptologist and social climber Thomas Pettigrew. This impressive range demonstrates the excellent health of research into freemasonry in our universities.

Author Biographies

Andrew Pink, Independent Scholar

Andrew Pink is an independent scholar based in London. His doctoral work ‘The Musical Culture of Freemasonry in Early Eighteenth-century London’ was supervised at Goldsmiths, University of London. He obtained his PhD in 2007.

Harriet Sandvall, Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London

Harriet Sandvall works at The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London, on a major digitization project preserving historical records there. Her other work on freemasonry includes studies of masonic architecture and the iconography and production of masonic certificates. She has a Masters degree from the Department of History of Art from Stockholm University, including a year at University of Sorbonne, Paris.



How to Cite

Pink, A., & Sandvall, H. (2013). Report from Doctoral Students Study Day UCL, London. Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism, 3(1), 112–129.




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