The Master-Elect, 2019/20
Dr Andreas Önnerfors
Dr Andreas Önnerfors was raised in Trier, Germany. He studied at the University of Lund, Sweden, where he was awarded his BA and MA degrees in the History of Sciences and Ideas. Andreas afterwards studied for a PhD at Lund, taught History of Sciences, and worked as coordinator at the Centre for European Studies. Following post-doctoral work at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France), he was contracted to the University of Sheffield (UK) where from 2007-10 he worked as Director of the Centre for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism, and as a Senior Lecturer in The Department of History. Following his return to Lund, he was awarded the title of Reader or Associate Professor in the History of Sciences and Ideas, and since July 2014 has taught History of Sciences and Ideas at the Universities of Gothenburg and Lund.
Andreas is the author of Freemasonry – A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2017) and numerous other papers on freemasonry and fraternal culture. He has lectured on freemasonry and related topics in academia, among freemasons, and for the general public, and is frequently consulted by Swedish and international media. Andreas was initiated in the Swedish Rite in 1996 and has its X degree. He is a member of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Scania and the research lodge Carl Friedrich Eckleff in Uppsala. He has also been an officer in Craft and other lodges.
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