San Jacinto Symposium

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The annual, one-day, Battle of San Jacinto Symposium is the preeminent conference on the Texas Revolutionary era. It is a forum for promoting public awareness and scholarship about the Mexican colonial era in Texas (1821-1835), the Texas Revolution (1835-1836), the Battle of San Jacinto (1836), and the Republic of Texas (1836-1845). These pivotal years, mark the transition from Spanish and Mexican sovereignty to independent Texas and annexation to the United States.

The theme of the 2018 Symposium is “The Texas Revolution in Film.” What has Hollywood gotten right about the Texas Revolution? Scholars and experts from both the fields of history and film will share their insight on depictions of the Texas Revolution on the big screen. 

Symposium attendees can also visit with book and history-related exhibitors and enjoy a meet and greet with the speakers from 4-5pm after the Symposium ends. Exhibitors to date include Becker Books, B-Line Maps and Books, Celia Hays, River Oaks Bookstore, San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, San Jacinto Museum of History, Texas General Land Office, Wade Dillon Illustrations, Watercolors by Hunter, and Texas State Historical Association. 

Co-sponsored by the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy (SJBC), the Symposium was started in 2001 by the SJBC and has now passed into the hands of the Texas State Historical Association.



Past Symposia

Meet the 2018 San Jacinto Symposium Speakers. Learn more about their backgrounds and accomplishments.

View the 2018 Program. See the topics for discussion and the order of the day's events.                                          

View programs from the storied 17-year history of past San Jacinto Symposia.                                         

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