Entering Freemasonry by family influence (a Grandfather Deputy Grand Master of the GODF), Christine Roux chooses the Droit Humain for its principle of diversity and internationality. She still works in the lodge where she was initiated, in the Orient of Gap, a lodge founded in 1932, whose history she published in a secular historical review. In 2013, she was elected to the National Council and fulfilled the office three years running. She then chaired the History Commission for two years and took advantage of the payment to the National Archives of “Russian funds” of the Human Right to explore the little known history of this order.
Her training as a teacher of Classics is coupled with a habit of research in history, including a thesis, on a correspondence from the Enlightenment.
Axes of Research:
- The history of the Droit Humain, especially between the waes and the engagement of women in and out of the lodges, learning of a citizenship exercise that often continued in the Resistance.
- The survival of a Masonic life, or even lodges, in stalags or concentration camps.
- The Enlightenment and the emergence, in provincial towns, of societies of pleasure, parodying masonic rituals. Masonic life, parodies and mystifications mark provincial sociability.
- Alexandra David Néel’s entry into Human Rights and her Masonic life, from France to her travels.