Past Event Resources

In this section you will find presentations and handouts, plus podcasts from HA events, including our annual conference.

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  • Film: Why has Monarchy survived in Europe?

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    In the lead-up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Dr Bob Morris joined the HA Virtual Branch in March 2022 to consider why the monarchy has survived in Europe.  Dr R. M. (Bob) Morris is a Senior Honorary Research Associate at the Constitution Unit, University College London. He was formerly a...

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  • Webinars on demand: Virtual History Forum: Reigning over change

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    By popular demand we are giving teachers the chance to view some of our recent CPD highlights by releasing recordings of previous webinars for a limited time period each month. These three recordings are taken from the Virtual History Forum which took place in March 2022 and focused on change over the...

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  • Film: “The Talk Should Not Be Broadcast”: Homosexuality and the BBC before 1967

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    In the centenary year of the BBC, this Virtual Branch talk from Marcus Collins relates the strange tale of how the BBC did and did not broadcast about homosexuality in the 1950s and 1960s and what it tells us about sexuality, broadcasting and the origins of permissiveness in mid-twentieth century Britain.  Marcus Collins...

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  • Film: Why does the massacre of the Armenians in the First World War still get overlooked?

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    Why is the term 'Armenian Genocide' controversial, with many countries still not acknowledging a genocide at all? What do we know about the event of 1915 and the plight of the Armenian community in Turkey? How can we grapple with a history that many people want to forget? In this...

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  • Film: The step up: from GCSE to A-level

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    In the webinar series Amazing A-level: developing your teaching of level three learners, Heather Sherman explores what makes effective A-level teaching through a series of six interactive webinars. The step up from GCSE to A-levels is sometimes a daunting one for students. In this introductory session we will explore the key...

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  • Film: Using 'One Day' to explore the actions that helped to lead to the Holocaust and actions of genocide

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    This year's Holocaust Memorial Day the theme is 'One Day'. In this webinar with historian Paula Kitching, we will use the one day Wannsee Conference of January 1942 to help explore the actions of the perpetrators, the Holocaust victims and how decision making by people can lead to genocide.

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  • Film: What a strange place to be buried

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    Anna Cusack joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss unique burial locations in London c.1600-1800. Anna recently completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London on the marginal dead of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London, focusing specifically on suicides, executed criminals, Quakers, and Jews and the treatment of their bodily remains...

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  • Film: History, Politics and Journalism

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    History, politics and journalism are intertwined. In this webinar (filmed in December 2021) Professor Anna Whitelock and members of her department from City, University of London explore the inter-related history, politics and journalism of Russia and the Cold War. First, Dina Fainberg explores Soviet relations with the world under Nikita...

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  • Film: The Partitions of Poland-Lithuania (1772-1795)

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    Karin Friedrich recently joined the Virtual Branch to discuss aspects of its complex history in her talk on the partitions of Poland, their repercussions for German-Polish relations and their legacy. Professor Friedrich is chair in Early Modern European History at the University of Aberdeen, co-director of the Centre for Early Modern...

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  • Film: Exploring representations and attitudes to disability across history

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    This webinar was presented by Richard Rieser, who is a campaigner and champion for disability rights and the coordinator of UK Disability History Month. His presentation is part of our ongoing work to explore disability history and the arguments and representations of it and ensure that people from disability groups...

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  • Film: Life and Death in Occupied France

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    Robert Pike joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss the research for his latest book Silent Village: Life and Death in Occupied France. This work explores life in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane before, during and after the infamous massacre and destruction by Nazi Germany that took place on 10 June...

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  • Film: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

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    In this Virtual Branch webinar we were joined in conversation with Dr Toby Green on his acclaimed book 'A Fistful of Shells'. Shortlisted for the 2020 Wolfson Prize and winner of the 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, the book explores West Africa from the Rise of the...

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  • Film: Meet the author: Marc Morris on The Anglo-Saxons

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    In this Virtual Branch talk best-selling author and renowned historian Marc Morris joined us to discuss the process of researching for, structuring and writing his new book The Anglo-Saxons: a history of the beginnings of England.  Drawing on a vast range of original evidence - chronicles, letters, archaeology and artefacts - Morris's...

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  • Film: 'Mayflower Lives: building a New Jerusalem in the New World'

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    Historian and author Martyn Whittock recently gave a lecture for the HA Virtual Branch on'Mayflower Lives: building a New Jerusalem in the New World'. In 1620, 102 ill-prepared asylum seekers landed two months later than planned, in the wrong place on the eastern coast of North America. By the next summer, half of them...

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  • Film: Dealing with the issues from lockdown in the primary history classroom

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    In the last 12 months many pupils have missed significant chunks of school and importantly a significant chunk of their history learning. In this special one-off webinar we discuss some of the issues we are all facing. What does catch up in history look like? How helpful is this terminology?...

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  • Film: Dealing with the issues from lockdown in the history classroom

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    In the last 12 months students have all missed significant chunks of school and importantly a significant chunk of history lessons. In this special one-off webinar, some members of the HA secondary committee discuss the main issues we face as history teachers and offer some potential solutions. What does catch...

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  • Film: Henry V: Henry the Conqueror?

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    Henry V - Henry the Conqueror? In this lecture former HA President Anne Curry Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Southampton addresses the question  'Henry V - Henry the Conqueror?'. She explores the relationship between Henry V, his court and those in France.

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  • Film: Blood and Iron

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    Katya Hoyer recently gave a lecture for the HA Virtual Branch on Weltkrieg: the German home front during the First World War and the devastating effects of total war on a divided and insecure society. This talk provides an insight into the First World War that is often overlooked, reminding us that...

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  • The Origins of Mass Society: Speech, Sex and Drink in Urbanising Britain, 1780-1870

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    Professor Peter Mandler is the current president of the Historical Association. As part of our 'presidents season' for the HA Virtual Branch he gave a fascinating talk on The Origins of Mass Society: Speech, Sex and Drink in Urbanising Britain, 1780-1870. In this talk he explores the impact of the changes in...

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  • Film: Reimagining the Blitz Spirit

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    Dr Jo Fox continued our virtual branch lecture series this July on the subject 'Reimagining the Blitz Spirit: the mobilisation of World War II propaganda in our own times'. Fox is the Director of the Institute of Historical Research and a well-known historian specialising in the history of propaganda, rumour and truth telling.  In this talk...

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