Remembering the Forgotten Conflict: Reflections on the War of 1812 Symposium

October 14 2013 | 8:30am to 4:00pm

Featured Presentations include:

  • Christopher T. George is a medical editor, historian and freelance writer. He is the author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay and editor of The Journal of the War of 1812.
  • Major John R. Grodzinski is professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada and author of The War of 1812: An Annotated Bibliography. He was also the Managing Editor of The Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin (now the Canadian Army Journal)
  • Donald R. Hickey, a history professor at Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska is author of several books and many articles including The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (Bicentennial edition, 2012), Winner of the American Military Institute’s Best Book Award.
  • Jeff Seiken is an Air Force historian whose War of 1812 publications include: “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripolitan War, 1801-1805”, “The United States and the Contest for Lakes Erie and Ontario, 1812-1815" in The 60 Years' War for the Great Lakes, 1754-1814 (2001), and the essay "American Naval Operations and Options at the Start of the War of 1812."
  • Gene Smith is a professor of history at Texas Christian University and curator of history at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. His newest book is The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812.

Presented by Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in cooperation with Consulate General of Canada - Detroit; Detroit Historical Society; DTE Energy; Historical Society of Michigan; Mackinac State Historic Parks; Michigan Council for History Education; Michigan Humanities Council; National Society of Colonial Dames of America; River Raisin National Battlefield Park.  Individual Sponsors include: Jeannine and David Hales; Deanna and Dan Harrison; Russell Magnaghi and Diane Kordich; Annette and Jim McConnell; Jeanne & Dick Micka, Valerie & Phil Porter; Grace & Russ Smith; Lynn & Jim Spurr.

Registration is $95.00. Combined Registration for Sun., Oct. 13, 1812 Historic Sites Tour & Mon., Oct. 14, Symposium, available, space permitting, for $150 DHS Member or $160 Nonmember. ($15.00 Discount)  Please make check payable to “Michigan War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.” Mail to: Annette W. McConnell, Registrar, 17761 Bell Creek Lane, Livonia MI 48152. For more info, email jam1776@sbcglobal.net. Registrations must be received by October 4.