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
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street

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 symposium is presented in conjunction with Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans, an exhibition on view at 533 Royal Street.

The following speakers are scheduled to participate:

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

Registration information

THNOC member $80
Early Registrant (on or before January 2)   $80
Late Registrant (after January 2) $90
Student/Teacher (on or before January 2) $45
Student/Teacher (after January 2) $55

Seating is limited. Registration includes Friday-night and Saturday afternoon receptions and refreshment breaks. Register by calling (504) 523-4662; online registration is not yet available.

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 emailed to or faxed to (504) 598-7168. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation notices received after Friday, January 2, 2015.

Hotel Monteleone
Discounted rate of $189, parking not included, plus tax. For reservations call (504) 523-3341 or (800) 217-2033, or send a fax to (504) 528-1019, by December 23, 2014, and mention “The Historic New Orleans Collection.”

*Premium Parking, 716 Iberville Street, $10/day
*Solaris Parking, 721 Iberville Street, $25/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.

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

The 2015 Williams Research Center Symposium is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from