The Indiana University Center for Fraternal Collections and Research is proud to host the 2023 Scottish Rite Research Society Symposium on October 14, 2023. Everyone is welcome to attend! The event will be held in the historic McCalla Building on the beautiful campus of Indiana University. The symposium will feature a mix of presentations and panels.
The Scottish Rite Research Society is one of the most dynamic forces in contemporary Masonic research, making it a natural partner for IU's Fraternal Center. The schedule of speakers will be posted as presenters are confirmed.
Call for Papers
The SRRS is interested in papers of interest to Society members, such as history of Freemasonry and the Rite, Masonic symbolism and philosophy, development and changes in ritual over time, and similar topics.
Download the Call for Papers document for details. The deadline for submission of papers is October 1, 2023.
The symposium will be held Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the McCalla Building at Indiana University.
People are welcome to either attend the sessions in person or to stream the sessions on the internet. When registering, please indicate if you will attend the symposium at IU or virtually.
The McCalla Building features a variety of exhibits that participants can explore before and after sessions. While here, be sure to see the new exhibit about fraternal organizations, "LinkedIn to the Lodge: The Original Social Network."
University Collections McCalla provides a wonderful location where Indiana University and the local community can exhibit art, cultural heritage, scientific treasures and more.
University Collections at McCalla
525 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Parking Near McCalla
McCalla offers both Indiana University permitted parking (EM-S and EM-P) and spaces for visitors (metered).
- The north lot includes four ADA accessible parking spaces located near the northeast accessible entrances to the building.
- Visitor parking spaces (10) are also available in the north lot. The rate is $1.00/hour, enforced 7AM-10PM Monday-Friday. Rates subject to change.
- IU permitted spaces include 27 EM-S spots in the north lot and both EM-S (10 spots) and EM-P (7 spots) parking options in the south lot.
Additional parking is available in the Poplars Garage, located 0.4 miles from McCalla (about an 8 minute walk).
Poplars Parking Garage
415 E. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
(Located on Sixth Street, between Grant Street and Dunn Street)
ADA-accessible parking is available immediately adjacent to the McCalla building's main entrances in our north lot.
Cyclists are encouraged to secure their bicycles to the new bike rack near the northeast corner of the McCalla Building nearest to our main entrance.
Bloomington's city buses offer a convenient option for guests who prefer not to drive. The bus stops at 10th Street and Woodlawn Avenue or 3rd Street and Indiana Avenue on the #12 (N Walnut/IU Campus Express). The route is a short 1/3 mile walk to the McCalla Building. Check the Bloomington Transit website for information about schedules and fares.
Guests traveling to the McCalla building by Lyft, Uber, or other rideshare service can drive up and drop off individuals at the northeast corner of the lot, near the ADA-accessible parking spaces.