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Conference on the War of 1812

Saturday, October 13, 2012
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


War of 1812 Conference This daylong conference will look at the military, political, and cultural implications of the War of 1812. Saturday's program will feature a plenary talk by William Fowler of Northeastern University and concurrent breakout sessions on such topics as: the war at sea; the war in an international context; the culture of the period as expressed in the music and images of the time; the war's impact on American politics; and how the war impacted the development of Canadian culture among others.

Conference schedule

The cost of the daylong program is $60 for NEHTA members and $70 for non-members. Cost includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and all handouts. Register online.



A block of room has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott Worcester. This hotel is located at 72 Grove Street and is within easy walking distance of the Society. The deadline for reserving rooms is September 12, 2012. Please reference the Conference on War of 1812 to receive the discounts. To reserve rooms please call 1-800-992-2694 or use the online reservation links below.
King rooms
Queen rooms


All programs take place at the American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.


Conference schedule


Friday Night at 7:00
Alan Taylor Keynote Speaker

A special keynote address will be delivered by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Alan Taylor, author of The Civil War of 1812. This will take place the previous evening, Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. This public program is free and open to the public. A special NEHTA reception will follow the lecture.