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  • Gift Membership

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    Historical Association membership is the perfect gift for anybody who studies, teaches or simply has a love of history. HA membership is not only a unique and personal gift but also supports future teaching and learning of history in schools across the UK and beyond.  Your gift recipient will receive:...

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  • Write your own Historical Fiction Competition 2019

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    Make sure they don't miss their chance - entries must be received by 31 May 2019. Our historical fiction competition has gone from strength to strength and each year we are so impressed by the number and standard of entries we receive around such a wide range of historical periods and settings. You...

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  • The Great Debate 2019

    30th October 2018

    Welcome to the page for the Historical Association's Great Debate: the historical public-speaking competition for students aged 16-19.  The final of this year's competition will be taking place at Windsor Castle on Saturday March 30th. It is funded by the Waterloo200 educational legacy plan on the Age of Revolution.  Details of the...

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  • HA Conference Round-up 2018

    25th May 2018

    Alas it is gone (possibly pursued by a bear or two). If you weren’t in Stratford-upon-Avon on the weekend of 18-19 May then you missed a corker. If you were there, please let us know what you thought by filling out our short HA conference evaluation form.  Day 1: Civil liberties, Cymbeline... and a lot...

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  • Young Quills Awards 2018 – the shortlist!

    10th May 2018

    We're excited to announce the 2018 shortlist for the Historical Association's Young Quills Awards. Actually this year it is bit of a long shortlist (so to speak) because there were so many great entries – 37 books received in all. The Quills (as they are affectionately known here at HA HQ)...

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  • The Great Debate 2018

    14th March 2018

    On 10 March 2018 sixth-form students from across the country gathered in the Palace of Westminster. They were the 23 winners of regional heats for the 2018 Great Debate. To get to the final they had presented an argument on the question: Was the 1918 extension of the franchise the...

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  • The Young Historian Awards 2018

    25th September 2017

    If you think you or someone you know (who is 16 years of age or under) could be the next Lucy Worsley or Simon Schama then this competition is for you/them. The Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust has organised an annual award scheme for young...

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  • Teaching History 168: out now

    20th September 2017

    ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ In England, as we embark on another academic year with no end in sight to curriculum reform, this particular journey does seem to have gone on for a long time. When grappling with the challenges posed by simultaneous reforms to both A-level and GCSE the demands of...

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  • Teaching History 167: Out now

    20th June 2017

    Narratives speak far beyond the facts they contain. The very act of choosing two facts to put together in a sequence, and the way they are put together - whether implying causality, linkage or independence – sends messages to the reader which can be radically different from those in another...

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  • HA Conference 2017 - Report

    18th May 2017

    The Historical Association Annual Conference is always an exciting time – an opportunity to listen to expert speakers, share ideas, discuss different approaches, learn something new, meet with  old friends, make new ones and generally embrace history geekdom. This year in Manchester was no exception. Over 350 people descended on...

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