Churchill in Conflict and Culture: A Symposium

The Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana, and The National WWII Museum's Institute for the Study of War and Democracy invite you to join Churchill in Conflict and in Culture: A Symposium, supported by Oats & Marino.

The LITE Center

Friday, January 17 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Symposium Overview

This half-day symposium complements the opening of the exhibition, The Art of Sir Winston Churchill, on view at the Hilliard Museum through March 21, 2020. Organized by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, the symposium brings together University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL) faculty from the history and art departments, historians from the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at The National WWII Museum, and renowned British author and scholar David Reynolds, to add another dimension to Churchill as statesman, artist, and writer.

This program is free to attend but please register in advance online. Learn more about the symposium on the Hilliard University Art Museum website.

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Program Schedule

FRIDAY, January 17, 2020

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Remarks

8:45 a.m.
Leadership in Conflict

  • Richard Frankel, PhD, Presents “The Cult of Leadership: From Bismarck to Hitler”
  • Rob Citino, PhD, Presents “Churchill: Century of Warfare”

9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
Churchill in Culture

  • Allison Leigh, PhD, Presents “Portraits of Greatness: Images of Churchill”
  • Keith Huxen, PhD, Presents “Churchill’s Castle: Life at Chartwell”

11:00 a.m.

11:15 a.m.
Closing Keynote Address

  • David Reynolds, PhD, Presents "In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War"

12:15 p.m.
Final Thoughts from The Hon. Emma Soames, Granddaughter of Winston Churchill

12:25 p.m.
Symposium Closing Remarks and Adjournment by LouAnne Greenwald

12:30 p.m.
Light lunch will be available; must be purchased in advance.


The symposium will be live streamed and recorded for future broadcast through AOC Community Media.

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