The 2023 Sankey Lecture

From Left to Right: David Sharron, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Brock University; R. W. Bro. Jamie Ireland, Deputy Grand Master, Ontario Freemasons; Dr. Heather K. Calloway, Executive Director of University Collections, Indiana University; Professor Elizabeth Neswald, Department of History, Brock University; Paige Groot, MA Candidate and Grand Lodge Scholarship Recipient, Brock University; Professor Elizabeth Vlossak, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Brock University; Professor Michael Driedger, Graduate Program Director, Department of History, Brock University. Photo courtesy of

This year’s Dr. Charles A. Sankey Lecture features Dr. Heather K. Calloway, Executive Director of University Collections at Indiana University. Heather’s research is in preserving fraternal and religious memorabilia and collections and finding innovative ways to engage new audiences with primary sources and collections. Her most recent publication (with co-author R. Bishop) is entitled “Augmented archives: engaging students in archives and special collections through augmented reality technology,” which is a chapter in Augmented and Virtual Reality in Libraries (Rowman and Littlefield: 2018).

    • Date: Sunday, April 26, 2023, 3-5 pm
    • Where: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre (Reception to follow in Market Hall)
    • Title: “Skeletons in the Lodge Hall: Hidden Collections and Fraternal Curiosities”
    • Please encourage your students and colleagues to attend! Everybody is welcome! Spread the word far and wide.
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    • The event will also be livestreamed here

This year’s event will feature a “Masonic Antiques Roadshow” at the reception. Dr. Calloway, along with Brock’s Head of Archives and Special Collections, David Sharron, will have a sample of Masonic items on display. Members of the public are encouraged to bring in their own Freemason objects to discuss their historical significance.

Additional information can be found on ExperienceBU and the Sankey Lecture Series website.