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

    13th December 2017

    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

    13th December 2017

    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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  • The Historical Association Annual Conference

    24th January 2018

    On 18 and 19 May 2018 we’ll be in Stratford-upon-Avon. Annual conference is one of the highlights of the year for history teachers, historians and history junkies alike. Forsooth, Stratford you say? Will I need hose? Although we are in the famous Bard’s* home town, the conference will be its...

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  • BGU Annual History Lecture: The RAF in Two World Wars

    18th April 2018

    To mark the centenary of the RAF, world-renowned expert on air power Professor Richard Overy (University of Exeter) will explore the history of British air power in two world wars. The lecture will focus on the creation of the RAF in 1918 and the extent to which the circumstances of its birth dictated the direction...

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  • Primary History 78: Out now

    18th April 2018

    Many years ago a teacher recounted to me a lesson they had taught ostensibly about the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381.* The ‘extension’ task was to make a drawing that would reflect what had been learnt. One child had a less than tenuous grasp of what had been taught and not...

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  • What's Happening in Black British History? VIII

    17th April 2018

    #WHBBH8 is the latest in the Institute of Commonwealth Studies series exploring the history of peoples of African origin and descent in Britain.   The day kicks off with a fresh look at 'visitors' to Britain, with presentations on the Black PoWs held at Portchester Castle from 1793-1814, on Frederick Douglass and Black abolitionists' speaking tours in 19th-century Britain, and Claude McKay....

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  • Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

    12th April 2018

    On Thursday 26 April 2018, 6.30-8.30pm in The London Library Reading Room, Joshua Levine looks at the extraordinary personal stories of the people caught up in the dramatic events of the Dunkirk evacuation. Told from the viewpoints of land, sea and air, Joshua Levine’s Dunkirk is a dramatic account of a defeat that paved...

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  • New X-ray technique sheds light on Syriac Galen Palimpsest

    3rd April 2018

    The Syriac Galen Palimpsest is a fascinating and (until now) frustrating historical manuscript. For several years it has been known to contain traces of a 6th-century translation of a treatise ‘On simple drugs’ by the renowned early physician Galen. However, this original text had been erased and overwritten with psalms in the 11th century, and despite...

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  • New theory may explain one of Stonehenge's mysteries

    3rd April 2018

    Historians have put forward a new theory to solve a mystery that has long baffled experts – why Stonehenge’s Neolithic builders went to the great effort of bringing some of its huge stones from 155 miles away in south-west Wales. "In contemporary Western culture, we are always striving to make...

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  • Win tickets to History Today events at the IHR

    27th March 2018

    History Today and the Institute of Historic Research are holding a series of panel discussions on 'Understanding the Past in the 21st Century', bringing together leading historians on key issues of our time. The evenings will be hosted by Paul Lay, Editor of History Today, and Professor Jo Fox, Director...

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  • Teaching History 170: Out now

    23rd March 2018

    When we do history we are not alone. Even sitting in the most obscure corner of the top floor of the library, surrounded only by books, we are in the presence of other historians. We locate our arguments among theirs, just as one role of the historian might be to...

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  • Curriculum Update Spring 2018

    8th March 2018

    As you may well be aware, Ofsted has been carrying out research into the breadth and coherence of the curriculum offered to all young people. In deciding to conduct this investigation, the Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman acknowledged that Ofsted ought to consider its own role in what has been happening...

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  • Women’s History Month: Female Voices

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    March is Women’s History Month and as February 2018 also saw the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act that gave some women the vote, we at the HA know that you might be considering women’s history and possibly the story of female suffrage in school. We have produced...

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  • The HA presents books by Asa Briggs to Keighley Library

    28th February 2018

    When Professor Asa Briggs died in 2016, the Historical Association lost a very dear and loyal friend. As a result the decision was made to publish a special edition of The Historian to celebrate the life of Lord Briggs. The intention was to focus on his work and achievements as an...

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  • The Historian 136: Out now

    22nd February 2018

    Regular readers of The Historian will have noticed that our Editorial Board have been, over many years, identifying significant historical anniversaries which we feel are important to recognise. In this edition you will find three articles which deliberately identify the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) as a...

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  • The Age of Revolutions – The Residential

    9th February 2018

    Somewhere on a battlefield in Belgium in February a rebel group comb the countryside, gather intelligence (knowledge), share expertise and plot their future actions. Who are they? What are they really doing? WHAT ARE THEIR INTENTIONS?! Actually it turns out they are with the Historical Association, and they are a...

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  • Commonwealth 2018 Classroom Education pack

    8th February 2018

    The Department for Education has recently published its Commonwealth 2018 Classroom Education pack. The free resource has been designed in collaboration with the British Council and Commonwealth Secretariat, the pack contains four classroom-based activities themed around the Commonwealth and has been designed to help pupils deepen their understanding of the...

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  • What's Happening in Black British History? (WHBBH) VIII: Call for Papers

    8th February 2018

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol and Preston, the eighth of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies’ Black British History Workshops will be held at the University of Huddersfield, on Thursday 10th May 2018.   The Institute of Commonwealth Studies welcomes proposals for papers and presentations on a wide variety of themes...

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  • Exploring and Teaching Medieval History in Schools

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    Three words sum up the approach of this publication to the Middle Ages – sophistication, respect, representation. Our aim has been for the articles in this special edition of Exploring and Teaching Medieval History to display the sophistication of life and ideas in the Middle Ages – and so explain why...

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  • History Educators International Research Network (HEIRNET)

    19th January 2018

    31 Aug – 2 Sept 2018 The Ionian University, Corfu, Greece www.heirnet-heirj.com The History Educators International Research Network (HEIRNET) brings together colleagues from around the world interested in History's civilising, cultural, educational, moral, social, political and citizenship roles.  Greece and its neighbouring states are experiencing a resurgent Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North...

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