The Williams Research Center Symposium

Annually since 1996


The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
Home Front, Battlefront: Louisiana in the Civil War
The Nineteenth Annual Williams Research Center Symposium
January 24–25, 2014

On the occasion of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861–1865), Americans have joined together in reflecting on the causes and outcomes of this pivotal struggle. On Saturday, January 25, The Historic New Orleans Collection will explore Louisiana’s experience during the war—while relating wartime events to broader and timeless themes. Among the subjects to be addressed at this all-day event are Benjamin Butler’s infamous proclamation concerning Confederate women in New Orleans, Abraham Lincoln’s approach to diplomacy, the experience of Union soldiers in occupied New Orleans, and the development of photography during the war. The symposium is presented in conjunction with Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War, an exhibition on view at 533 Royal St., and Civil War Battlefields and National Parks: Photographs by A. J. Meek, on view at 400 Chartres St.

Registration rates

THNOC Member $75
Early Registration (on or before January 3) $75
Late Registration (after January 3) $85
Student/Teacher (on or before January 3) $40
Student/Teacher (after January 3) $50


Registration Information
Please call (504) 523-4662 to register by telephone.

Cancellation Policy
To cancel your registration, submit a written statement with your name, e-mail address, and/or telephone number to the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Cancellations may also be e-mailed to or faxed to (504) 598-7168. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation notices received after Friday, January 3, 2014.

Hotel Monteleone
Discounted rate of $159, parking not included, plus tax. For reservations call (504) 523-3341 or send a fax to (800) 217-2033 by January 3, 2014, and mention “The Historic New Orleans Collection–Symposium.”

Dining Options
A variety of dining options are available within walking distance of the symposium.

**Premium Parking, 716 Iberville Street, $10/day
*Solaris Parking, 721 Iberville Street, $20/day
Additional parking is available throughout the French Quarter and along the riverfront.
*Participants must have parking passes validated at the symposium to receive the reduced rates. Please note these rates are only available during the event and are not valid for overnight parking.