Conference Topics

(Topics subject to change)

Masonic Research and Writing

Research methods, primary and secondary sources, citations
Writing styles for different publications
Writing for different audiences
Interviewing techniques for oral histories
Recommended publishing standards
Editing quotes, sources, and scripts
Publishing ethics and etiquette

Museums and Archives

Building and using an artifact database
Basic preservation and presentation
Collections policies
Archival preservation

Masonic Libraries and Archives

Cataloging systems: Masonic versus non-Masonic
Online databases: OCLC, WorldCat
Digitizing of proceedings and other materials
Presentation and preservation of printed and written material


The conference is open to anyone interested in Masonic research and preservation, but will be specifically targeted toward two groups: (1) members of Masonic lodges of research as well as authors, writers, and researchers, both published and aspiring, and (2) Masonic librarians and museum curators.




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