Burning down the White House and taking the President: how the British won the War of 1812
Andrew Lambert, Ph.D., FRHist.Soc, is Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College, University of London, England. He is Britain's leading historian of naval warfare, and is widely sought for advice and commentary on the topic. He has written fifteen books on the topic of naval warfare, and over forty scholarly articles documenting the changes in technology and strategy from Nelson's navy until the early twentieth century. His most recent books include Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation (2009); Nelson: Britannia's God of War (2004), and the comprehensive study Challenge: Britain against America in the Naval War of 1812 (2012). Professor Lambert is an articulate and popular public speaker, and can be seen recently in the Florentine documentary on the War of 1812 broadcast by PBS.Closing Keynote
Ten things Canadians should know about the War of 1812 but probably don't
Don Hickey is an award-winning author and a professor of history at Wayne State College in Nebraska. Called "the dean of 1812 scholarship" by the New Yorker, Don has written six books and nearly a hundred articles on the War of 1812. He is best known for The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (Bicentennial edition, 2012) and Don't Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812 (2006). Don also serves as series editor for John Hopkins Books on the War of 1812.