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

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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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  • Fighting a different war

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    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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  • 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: A Jewish Divorce Case in Medieval England

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    In 1242, the prominent thirteenth-century Jewish financier David of Oxford attempted to divorce his wife, Muriel. In the process, he met with a number of obstacles which seriously hampered his efforts and had far-reaching implications for the Jewish community as a whole. In the end, David had to appeal directly...

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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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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Making sense of the Vikings

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    Focusing on the Viking world, this webinar explores how careful choice of content in one subject can extend what your pupils will achieve in another. It offers some practical suggestions on how you might combine a Key Stage 2 History study of the Vikings with the geography of their world...

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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: 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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  • Film: Teaching Prehistory

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  • Film: The Kennedys and the Gores

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    This film was taken at the HA Annual Conference 2019 in Chester and features the HA's President: Professor Tony Badger who presented Friday's keynote lecture.  Find out more about the HA Conference. In a country that prides itself on its egalitarianism and its democracy, it is perhaps surprising that family...

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  • Film: The Making of Early England 500-1066

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    In this Virtual Branch lecture Michael Wood returns to his popular territory of Early England 500-1066 using the lives of specific stories and individuals to cast light on the period. This lecture was recorded on the 9 July 2020 as part of the HA Virtual Branch and is available to all...

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