Welcome to the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Lecture Series

Charles A. SankeyThis annual lecture series is named in honour of R.W. Bro. Charles A. Sankey (1905 – 2009) and is part of the partnership between the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario and Brock University.

The partnership established between the Grand Lodge and Brock University, St. Catharines, has proven most productive and mutually beneficial to both educational institutions. Its beginning was with the initiative of the Heritage Lodge No. 730 to support and maintain the Masonic collection in the James A. Gibson Library, and continuing with the posting on line of the Proceedings of Grand Lodge from 1855 to 2010.

Dr. Sankey served as Chancellor of Brock University from 1969 to 1974. A renowned Masonic scholar, he was active in all the concordant bodies of Masonry including the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, the Royal Order of Scotland, and Royal Arch Masons. His extensive collection of rare Masonic books and papers is in the Special Collections of the James Gibson Library at Brock, providing a rich resource for research scholars and students.the Masonic collection in the James A. Gibson Library, and continuing with the posting online of the Proceedings of Grand Lodge from 1855 to 2010.

2018 SANKEY LECTURE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sankey Lecture is has been rescheduled to Sunday September 9, 2018

All are welcome to attend the 2018 Sankey Lecture, hosted by the History Department at Brock University, in cooperation with the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario.

SUBJECT: “Catechism, Spectacle, Burlesque: American Fraternal Ritual Performance, 1733-1933

LECTURER: William D. Moore, Director of the American & New England Studies Program, and Associate Professor of American Material Culture, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Boston University, Boston, MA

LOCATION: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University

DATE: Sunday, 9 September 2018, 3:00-5:30 pm, with a reception following the lecture.

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