Scripta Masonica ANNUAL JOURNAL
Times have changed and so did Freemasonry. We find it very important to know the past so we understand the present and prepare for the future. In this day and age masonic research is more important then ever before.
The context of a more open society brought with itself also a more agreeable frame to study archives and identify masonic materials unknown before or forgotten by now.
The digitalization and the evolution in communication technologies permit today researchers all over the world to easily work together and exchange ideas and expertise, furthering the knowledge and understanding of Freemasonry in a socio-cultural and historic context.
Our work, summarised in the Annual Journal "Scripta Masonica" is our humble contribution to this great endeavour, to understand Freemasonry better and assess its role in society over the last few centuries.
We intend to identify and openly present to masons and the interested public unique and relevant masonic documents so that we may get a real and objective perspective on the Craft.
Each year we will publish in our journal facsimile documents, translations, interpretations, contextualizations, research papers and more, providing our subscribers with a unique and relevant insight in the history of Freemasonry.
We also provide support for further research and maintain a forum of discussion, trough the journal, where researchers can cooperate and progress in their endeavor.
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He has been working on eighteenth century freemasonry and fraternal orders for about two decades. His research rests on groundbreaking archival findings in Masonic and public archives in Europe and across the globe, for instance his publication of a membership record covering 4300 Swedish freemasons in the eighteenth century.
Dr. David Harrison
Dr. David Harrison is a leading scholar on the history of Freemasonry in England. His PhD, which he successfully defended in 2008 at the University of Liverpool, examined the origins and development of English Freemasonry, the PhD being published as The Genesis of Freemasonry the following year. Harrison has since published twelve books and numerous academic papers on various aspects of the history of Freemasonry.
Gheorghe Bichicean (b. November 16, 1951, Sibiu, Romania), university professor, Doctor of History at the University of Bucharest. He has published over 100 studies in journals and has given over 150 scientific papers at domestic and international conferences in the field of history, much of which is part of the history of Freemasonry. Author of 32 books, including 10 on the history of Freemasonry.
Josef Wäges 32° Freemason, is a member of the Blue Friars, member of Plano Lodge #768, Fate Lodge #802, the Dallas Valley of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Southern Jurisdiction), Fellow of the Grand College of Rites, full member of the Texas Lodge of Research, Michigan Lodge of Research and life member of the Missouri Lodge of Research. Editor of The Secret School of Wisdom, the Authentic Rituals and Doctrines of the Illuminati, L'École secrète de sagesse, Rituels et doctrines authentiques des Illuminati: Une école secrète de Sagesse, On Materialism and Idealism and A Treasury of Coën Texts in Two Volumes.
Head of the Manuscripts Department of the Russian State Library.
Encyclopedist, consultant, leading specialist, historian, Russian encyclopedist and archivist, specialized in Freemasonry history, a doctoral candidate in historical sciences. Author of countless scientific articles and books dedicated to the history of Freemasonry.
He has researched libraries and archives in Russia, Ukraine, France, USA.
Horia Nestorescu Balcesti
Director of National Romanian Research Center for Freemasonry Studies.
Historian, a specialist in the archival study, encyclopaedist, author of numerous scientific articles and books dedicated to the history of Freemasonry.
He has researched in libraries and archives in Romania, France, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Italy and Vatican.
Bogdan Constantin Dogaru
Archivist at the National Archives of Romania from 2004 to the present; author of articles, studies and books on the history of civil society (societies, associations, foundations, clubs), Jewish history and the history of communism in Romania.