General Interest News

  • Work for the HA

    22nd March 2017

    Are you tech-savvy? Do you love history? Do you have good web and digital resource experience? A job at the HA could be your next career move. We are looking for part-time (paternity cover) digital officer and web editor for all our online and digital projects. Download the details for...

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  • New IWM Exhibition

    14th March 2017

    Take a journey from the First World War to the present day, exploring how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict in this major exhibition. From conscientious objectors to peace camps and modern day marches, Fighting for Peace tells the stories of passionate people over the past one...

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  • National History Book Competition

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    Following its successful launch last year, the Historical Association and Amberley Publishing are delighted to announce details of the competition for this year. The aim of the competition is to find the best unpublished history book either from an aspiring or an established author. Whether you have a completed manuscript...

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  • Are we there yet? Women as equals in a modern world

    8th March 2017

    For International Women’s Day and Women’s History month we are releasing our podcasts on: The Women’s Movement - Social and Political Change in the UK 1800-present. In the UK during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries women in organised groups began to challenge the world around them. They fought to be...

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  • Did you say Europe?

    6th March 2017

    On the 9th of June the French Embassy will launch A Date with History in York. Every year this event will bring together historians from France and the UK focusing on a specific theme. In its first year, A Date with History will bring together leading historians from France and...

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  • Branch Podcast: Good Evening Sweetheart

    5th March 2017

    Just before our "Good Evening Sweetheart" talk (9th February) was due to start in Hillhead Library a young lady librarian rushed in waving a sheet of paper, looking very excited - the Secretary wondered if we were double booked and about to be asked to leave.  But no!   She announced...

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  • Podcast Series: The Women's Movement

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  • Professor W.A. Speck

    1st March 2017

    We are very sad to announce the death of Professor Bill Speck. Bill was President of the HA from 1999 to 2002 and editor of the journal History from 1986 to 1992. Bill was a greatly admired and respected historian as well as a kind and much loved person. He...

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  • Great Debate Final 2016/17

    1st March 2017

    The final of the Historical Association's Great Debate public-speaking competition will take place on Saturday 11 March 2017 at the Imperial War Museum, London. The final will see 19 historians aged 16-18 - each the victor of their own regional heat - compete in a test of historical argument and...

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  • Cornwall Branch - Magna Carta Lecture

    24th February 2017

    The lecture will be given by Nigel Saul, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London The talk will trace the early history of Magna Carta, showing both how it was created in John's reign and how it was extinguished and then resurrected under Henry III, before going on to consider the...

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