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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  • Why can’t all my lessons be as exciting as history?

    Article

    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Paige Richardson, The Northwood School The focus of this workshop is on encouraging engagement and participation in lessons.  Paige looked at a range of practical strategies that have proven to be effective with the less able, reluctant...

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  • The Norman Conquest: why did it matter?

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    Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Dr Marc Morris - Historian, author and television presenter 1066 is the most famous date in English history. Everyone remembers the story, depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, of William the Conqueror's successful invasion, and poor King Harold being felled...

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  • Lucy Worsley: How to build an Anniversary

    Multipage Article

    Do you sometimes heave a cynical sigh when you hear that it's 175 years since the invention of, say, the paperclip, and that a wealth of exhibitions, books and TV programmes are planned to celebrate the fact?  Well, anniversaries can be a powerful hook to get people interested in the...

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  • KS1 & 2: Local History

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    How can the study of local history help children understand the history of Britain and the wider world?  Dr Michael Maddison, Educational consultant, trainer and inspector. Ofsted's National Lead for History, 2008-2015, Jerome Freeman, Educational Consultant and Chair of the Historical Association's Primary Committee Individual people, stories, places and moments can be used...

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  • KS1: Teaching about significant individuals

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    Teaching about significant individuals at Key Stage 1. Workshop by Professor Penelope Hartnett, University of the West of England The history programme of study for Key Stage 1 requires pupils to be taught about: The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, some...

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  • Who we think we are: teaching migration

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    Workshop by Martin Spafford, Former Head of History and member of BASA ‘From the earliest times', wrote the Daily Mail, ‘immigration has played a central role in shaping the story of our maritime nation. Indeed there can barely be a British citizen alive without ancestors from overseas - whether Saxon, Roman,...

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  • Trade & Pilgramage in the Early Islamic World

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    This workshop took place at the Historical Association Annual Conference 2015 in Bristol. Investigating trade and pilgrimage in the early Islamic world, Workshop by Karin Doull, University of Roehampton The Abbasid dynasty relocated their capital to Baghdad in the ninth century. The round city of Baghdad, nestled in a bend of the...

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  • Puritan attitudes towards plays and pleasure in the Age of Shakespeare

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    In Twelfth Night Shakespeare gently mocked the Puritans, who objected to stage plays and other entertainments. Yet within four decades, the Puritans had closed the London theatres and were about to seize power from Charles I. Among their many reforms were the banning of Christmas celebrations and of Twelfth Night itself....

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  • Parliament and Votes for Women

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014 Saturday - Session 3 - SHPV3 Parliament and Votes for Women - Clare Mullin Outreach Officer for the Midlands An examination of the role of Suffragist and Suffragette  campaigning to secure the vote for women. Including insights and documents from the Parliamentary Archives collection.

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  • Assessment and Progression in the 2014 Curriculum at Key Stage 3

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    Steve Mastin is head of history at Sawston Village College in Cambridgeshire. The downloadable resource below is from a workshop session delivered at the London History Forum in November 2013 on progression in the 2014 curriculum. Alex Ford is Head of History at Guiseley School. In his article in Teaching History 157, Alex outlines...

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  • Rigorous history and Ofsted success: happy bedfellows

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    Michael Fordham - Head of History, Cottenham Village College  Geraint Brown - Advanced Skills Teacher, Cottenham Village CollegeHA Annual Conference 2013 Workshop ResourcesThe Cottenham Village College history department was used as a ‘Good Practice' case study by Ofsted in 2012, with the report highlighting enquiry-based planning, rigorous historical thinking and...

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  • Effective collaboration between schools and museums

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    A Salford project on the First World War - HA Annual Conference 2013 Workshop ResourcesSteve Illingworth - Independent Educational Consultant and former Head of HistoryThis workshop examines a recent Salford project to make accessible to secondary school students the rich First World War material found in the city's museum. As well...

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  • Napoleon and the creation of an imperial legend

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    Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Alan Forrest - University of York Napoleon would become a nineteenth-century hero, the stuff of legend in a romantic age. This lecture examines the genesis of the Napoleonic myth, and shows how throughout his career he consciously burnished his...

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  • The Reformation: the view from the north

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    Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Bill Sheils - University of York The Reformation comprised a range of regional and local experiences, each with its own character and chronology. This talk will examine the broad characteristics of religious change in the north of England between...

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  • How glorious was Gloriana? Elizabeth I and her historians

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    Presidential Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Jackie Eales  - President of the HA and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University Elizabeth I's spin doctors created a lasting image of her as Gloriana and when she died her reign was lauded...

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  • Writing the history of nineteenth-century Europe

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    Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Sir Richard Evans FBA - Regius Professor of History and President of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge ‘Study problems, not periods', Lord Acton famously advised in his Inaugural Lecture at Cambridge. Centuries in themselves have no historical meaning; the...

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  • Primary HA Conference 2013 resources

    Multipage Article

    Handouts and Powerpoints from primary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2013. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Primary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Primary History articles on...

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  • Joan of Arc: Woman Warrior, Witch

    Multipage Article

    In 2011 Professor Anne Curry, President of the Historical Association, gave a lecture on Joan of Arc to the Swansea Branch. This is a podcast of that lecture.

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  • Punk, Politics and the collapse of consensus in Britain

    Article

    2012 Annual Conference LectureShot by both sides: Punk, Politics and the collapse of consensus in BritainMatthew Worley: Reader in History, University of ReadingThis paper examines the way in which organisations of the far left and far right endeavoured to appropriate elements of British youth culture to validate their analysis of...

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  • Fighting a different war

    Article

    2012 Annual Conference LectureFighting a different war: contesting the place of the queer soldier in the mythology of the Second World WarEmma Vickers: Lecturer in Modern British History University of Reading In the mid-1990s, the queer soldier finally became visible. On the streets, gay rights campaigners led by Peter Tatchell...

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