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Andrew Jackson, a one-day Conference, Monday 6 July 2015


This conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in the connections between Ulster and North America and will be a serious and objective, the Victor of New Orleans and seventh President of the United States, whose family origins can be found in the Carrickfergus area of County Antrim.

Conference Chair: DR FRANCIS COSTELLO (visiting research Professor, Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University Belfast)

KEVIN CHAMBERS (National Archives, Kew): The Howe Plan – The British blueprint to capture New Orleans and defeat Andrew Jackson

PROF. DON HICKEY (Wayne State College, Nebraska): Andrew Jackson’s military leadership

JASON WIESE (Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection): Andrew Jackson vs New Orleans

PROF. DAVID EDMUNDS (University of Texas at Dallas): Andrew Jackson – A Scots-Irish American, the British, and the Indians

CHRISTOPHER T. GEORGE (co-author of The man who captured Washington): Major General Samuel Smith (1752–1839) and the Scots-Irish of Baltimore

PROF. DANIEL FELLER (Director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson, University of Tennessee): Andrew Jackson – Irishman in the White House

DR WILLIAM ROULSTON (Ulster Historical Foundation): From 1798 Exile to US Senator – Jackson’s friend and foe Alexander Porter of Louisiana

Where and When

The conference will take place on Monday, 06 July, 9:30am to 4:30pm, at the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, Corn Exchange Building, 1–9 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GA.

Registration and further information

The event is free of charge but registration is essential as places are limited. To reserve a place contact Ulster Historical Foundation, 49 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RY. Tel: (028) 9066 1988 or E-mail:

Conference Organisers

This conference is hosted by the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) Ulster-Scots Academy in partnership with Ulster Historical Foundation. The Conference is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided.


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