The Williams Research Center Symposium

Annually since 1996


The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
Forgotten Conflicts: Indians, Andrew Jackson, and the War of 1812 in the South
The Twentieth Annual Williams Research Center Symposium
January 23–24, 2015

On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans (1815), many commemorations invite us to consider the largely forgotten War of 1812 that pitted a young American Republic against the established military might of Great Britain. On Friday January 23 and Saturday January 24, The Historic New Orleans Collection will explore the War's impact on the South, particularly the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. A keynote lecture on the evening of January 23 will explore the life and career of Andrew Jackson. Among the subjects to be addressed at the all-day January 24 program are the Creek War of 1813-14, the experiences of women and people of color during the conflict, the British perspective of the Gulf campaign, and the famous Battle of New Orleans.

The following speakers are scheduled to participate:

Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Kathryn Braund, Auburn University
Dr. Gene A. Smith, Texas Christian University
Mr. Jason Wiese, Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection
Dr. Patricia Brady, author and independent scholar
Dr. Andrew Lambert, King’s College, London
Dr. Donald R. Hickey, Wayne State College

The symposium is presented in conjunction with Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans, an exhibition on view at 533 Royal Street (opens November 5, 2014).

For more information about War of 1812 resources at The Historic New Orleans Collection, visit our Battle of New Orleans Research Pathfinder.