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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  • American Liberalism: The Career of a Concept

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    Jonathan Bell: Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of History at the University of Reading.What historians have come to term ‘liberalism' in an American context has taken on numerous meanings that provide a lens through which to examine broad trends in US history across the twentieth century. From the...

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  • War, Society and the State in Early Modern Europe

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    Lecture from the 2012 HA Annual Conference  Frank Tallett: Fellow in History at the University of Reading and former Head of its School of Humanities Until recently, military history has largely been concerned with ‘badges and buttons', an approach that stressed tactics, strategy and weapons. The so-called New Military History has sought...

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  • Presidential Lecture - Charles I: The People's Martyr?

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    2012 Annual Conference Presidential Lecture Charles I: The People's Martyr? Jackie Eales, HA President and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University Charles I was renowned for his distrust of ‘popularity'. Yet during the 1640s he was forced to appeal to his people for support and in...

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  • Richmond Branch Inter-School Historical Balloon Debate Podcasts

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    Richmond Branch held a series of inter-school historical balloon debates at Putney High School on Thursday 15th March 2012.We podcasted the Under 18 debate and have made the excellent and entertaining presentations available to you here.Each school team were asked represent their character over 4 minutes to convince the judges...

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  • What sort of history should school history be? Debate Podcast

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    On July 18 2011 the Historical Association hosted a public debate chaired by Professor Simon Schama at the Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London.With the history curriculum being the focus of intense interest the following series of podcasts from the debate examine what that curriculum might look like. Joining Simon Schama was five history...

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  • Podcast lecture: Mad or Bad? Was Henry VI a tyrant?

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    Professor Anne Curry delivered her final Presidential lecture at the Historical Association Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester. Henry VI (1422-61) was England's youngest king, only nine months old when he succeeded his famous father. Traditionally he is seen as incompetent, pious and, latterly, insane, and thereby causing the Wars of...

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  • Running a history department for dummies

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    Running a history department for dummiesBarbara HibbertFormer Head of History at Harrogate Grammar SchoolThis is not a session on how to set and achieve targets or how to meet the latest demands of your SLT, but rather some tips for new and aspiring subject leaders on how to market their...

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  • Doing history: is it too dangerous to be a medieval historian?

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  • Round Table Discussion: Does Content Matter?

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    This round table discussion took place on Saturday 15th May 2010.  The panel includes: Dr Katharine Burn (Editor of Teaching History), Dr Michael Riley (Director of the Schools History Project.); Colin Jones (President of the Royal Historical Society and Professor of History at Queen Mary, London); David Evans (Former Head of Eton).

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  • History in Schools: What is the Future?

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    The Future of history in our schools Whether you have children or not, whether you're a teacher or not, if you have a love of History this debate matters to you.

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  • Why history matters? Round Table discussion podcast

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    Podcast of the round table discussion available here!The History Matters Annual Conference in May saw the best turnout we've had for some time with a healthy and representative mix of HA members. Our thanks to all those who contributed their time and energy in delivering workshops and lectures. Our afternoon...

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  • Why history matters?

    17th June 2009

    Podcast of the round table discussion available here! The History Matters Annual Conference in May 2009 saw the best turnout we've had for some time with a healthy and representative mix of HA members. Our thanks to all those who contributed their time and energy in delivering workshops and lectures....

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