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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, you can save money on your HA membership: If 5 or more...

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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, you can save money on your HA membership: If 5 or more...

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  • Get young people writing history – and get them recognised for it!

    12th February 2019

    Researching, writing and presenting ideas about a historical theme or period is one of the best parts about studying history so why leave it to the oldies. We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an incisive, interesting and critical way while they are still...

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  • History Education International Research Network (HEIRNET) Conference 2019

    8th February 2019

    University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria2nd–4th September 2019 Vienna is the perfect venue for the HEIRNET 2019 conference; for over a thousand years it has been at the epicentre of European and wider world affairs with their deep historical side and tap roots that have continuously informed, influenced and shaped contemporary worlds...

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  • LGBT History Month 2019

    8th February 2019

    It is LGBT month and over the years the HA has done a lot to explore and raise awareness about LGBT history.  So for this year we thought it was about time that we pulled some of the information together so that you can find out more and, if you...

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  • Call for Papers: What's Happening in Black British History? X

    7th February 2019

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston and Huddersfield, the 10th of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS)’ Black British History Workshops will be held at the University of Leicester on Thursday 2nd May 2019. The ICwS welcome proposals for papers and presentations for these workshops...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    7th February 2019

    The latest edition of HA News includes full details of the 2019 Annual Conference programme in one of England's oldest cities – Chester, as well as news from the world of history education, an obituary of former HA President Donald Read (1930-2018), the centenary of the Nuneaton Branch, updates on Young Quills and the Great Debate, HA tours,...

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  • Happy Chinese New Year

    5th February 2019

    Yes, another reason to celebrate – and for this celebration around a quarter of the world is already with you. Chinese New Year affects far more than China (in fact in China it is not even officially called New Year but we'll come to that in a minute). Significant Chinese populations...

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  • 2019 Medlicott Medal for services to history

    31st January 2019

    We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Medlicott Medal will be awarded to Professor Dame Janet L. Nelson – better known to all as Jinty. Jinty is a distinguished scholar of early medieval Europe and an influential figure to many historians. Her research has explored ideas of kingship and...

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  • 100 not out: the Nuneaton branch centenary

    31st January 2019

    For the 2018–19 season, the Nuneaton Branch of the HA is celebrating its centenary. Founded in 1919, by 1921 there were 78 members. In 1924, members went on a ‘charabanc’ tour of Leicestershire churches, ending at Fenny Drayton, where they joined in the celebrations for the tercentenary of the birth...

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  • Historical Association Annual Conference 2019

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    Book now at haconference.com This year the HA Annual Conference is in one of England’s oldest cities – Chester. With some of the UK’s richest Roman remains, alongside medieval structures, a Norman castle and a Victorian shopping centre, Chester has a lot to offer a historian. History tours of the...

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  • Queen Anne – she’s hot news right now and we know all about her!

    15th January 2019

    Queen Anne – you know, the one the film is about that Olivia Colman got the Golden Globe for, and is tipped for a Bafta and possibly an Oscar nomination for as well! The film is The Favourite and the story is about an aspect of the life of the...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

    11th January 2019

    The scale and horror that is the reality of genocide often serves to shock and repulse us, with the result that we often turn away from some of the details and perhaps from the broader picture. Yet it is often the details and nuances that enable us to understand how...

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  • Historian Tracy Borman at HA Tudors Free CPD event

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    More breaking news: the event is free for teachers! On 23 March 2019 we are providing a fascinating event to refresh and develop teaching of the Tudor period and some of its main characters in the historic city of York. Our keynote speaker Tracy Borman is the well-known historian for...

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  • BBC Class Clips: ‘ClueTubers’ with Carmel Bones

    19th December 2018

    Education consultant Carmel Bones presents this BBC Class Clips video introducing ‘ClueTubers’ - a suite of films that will help students get to grips with the skills required to investigate historic sites. The video is aimed at GCSE and National 5 History teachers and gives an overview of the ‘ClueTubers’ films and...

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  • Teaching History 173: Out now

    18th December 2018

    Access Teaching History 173 here (free to HA Secondary Members) Opening Doors The theme for this edition of Teaching History draws part of its inspiration from calls for the school curriculum to give young people access to genuinely ‘powerful knowledge’: knowledge that will take them beyond the confines of their own...

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  • The Church in 10th and 11th Century England

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    In this podcast, Katy Cubitt, Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, discusses the ways the church developed and changed in 10th and 11th century England. This period involved the rise of the local parish and the emergence of religious leaders who would attempt to ‘restore and purify' the religious...

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  • Peterloo: HA interview with Mike Leigh and Jacqueline Riding

    27th November 2018

    The film Peterloo has been reviewed as one of the cinematic achievements of 2018, dramatising the people and events that led to the infamous ‘Peterloo’ massacre in August 1819. Respected film-maker Mike Leigh created the film using historical records and sources from the period, as he and historical adviser Jacqueline...

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  • Women’s Suffrage: the road to equality

    21st November 2018

    2018 has – rightly – seen a strong emphasis on the story of the suffragettes, of those courageous individuals who took to militant methods to get the vote for women. This is not their story; it is the often-overlooked story of the many thousands of women and men who fought...

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  • The Historian 139: Out now

    16th November 2018

    There has never been a more exciting time to study Anglo-Saxon history. Recent archaeological discoveries are transforming our understanding of the narrative of early English history and have added new layers of meaning to our existing knowledge. New methodologies such as the study of landscape and of gender have challenged...

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