Worshipful Master in the GODF Lodge at Pléias, in Brest, André Kervella has been a Freemason since 1991.
Former Senior Lecturer, then International Expert for Higher Education, he had the opportunity to serve several times as ministerial advisor in Africa. Retired in 2016, he devotes most of his time to historical and philosophical research.
A prolific and well-known writer in France, he has written more than fifteen books, from Aux origines de la franc-maçonnerie française 1689 – 1717: l’histoire volée des franc-maçons through to La Passion Ecossaise and Le Chevalier de Ramsay : une fierté écossaise.. He was the first to highlight the influence of the Stuart and Jacobite exiles in the French Freemasonry of the eighteenth century.
Axes of Research:
- Jacobite Freemasonry: genesis, growth and influences.
- The emergence of high grades, especially those called Scottish.
- French Freemasonry in the Age of Enlightenment
- The epistemology of history.