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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, or soft federation of local authority schools, you can save money on...

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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, or a soft federation of local authority schools, you can save money...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    6th October 2020

    In the autumn edition of HA News Jake Subryan Richards explores the Black Lives Matter movement and new HA President Peter Mandler looks at the toppling of statues; we remember Professors Justin Champion and Mark Ormrod who both passed away this year; and there is an inspiring 'What got me into history' by Peter D'Sena.  This HA News also includes...

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  • The Richard III Society Prize Essay for Sixth Formers 2021

    5th October 2020

    The Richard III Society is offering a prize of £200 for the best essay on a topic relevant to "The Life and Times of Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard III) 1452-85" submitted either as coursework or an EPQ to an awarding body by the end of May 2021. There will...

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  • HA Conference 2021: call for papers

    2nd October 2020

    We are currently planning for the HA Annual Conference 2021. We intend to hold this as a real face-to-face conference, although this may change depending on the ever-changing circumstances.  We intend to be in Bristol for HA conference 2021, during May. Regardless of location or how we deliver there will...

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  • More than a month – Black History Month

    30th September 2020

    Over the years the HA has grappled with the concept of Black History Month, noting more than once that the teaching of diversity, multi-ethnicity, race and cultural narratives should be ever-present in our history curricula and national histories, and not stuffed into one month. Instead we have tried to promote...

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  • Windrush Day

    22nd June 2020

    To help you find out more about Black British history during this period we have released the following resources from our archive:

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  • Professor Justin Champion

    18th June 2020

    With great sadness the Historical Association has learned of the death of our former President, Professor Justin Champion on 10th June after a long illness. Justin was President of the Historical Association from May 2014 until May 2017 and he was a very popular choice, partly because of his background...

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  • Tackling racism: a continuing dialogue

    10th June 2020

    Recent events in the UK and the USA have once more raised the issue of racism to the top of the news agenda, providing us all with an opportunity to reflect on the type of society we want to live in and that we want to create. Racism has deep...

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  • Thank you to all our volunteers

    1st June 2020

    This Volunteers' Week I would like to say an enormous thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, in all of their roles for the Historical Association. It is only with the enthusiasm and support of a range of individuals from many backgrounds, who are all passionate about history and about...

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  • Annual General Meeting 2020

    13th May 2020

    Participating in our AGM is just one of the ways that members can get involved in shaping the direction of the Historical Association. We have taken the decision to hold the AGM in a virtual environment this year on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 17.00. All individual members, and one...

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  • HA Coronavirus response

    17th March 2020

    2020 Annual Conference goes virtual in November Because of the ongoing risks to adults meeting in large groups, rather than cancelling this year's conference we have decided to hold it virtually, from 11-14 November 2020. We will be keeping many of the speakers and workshops that were originally scheduled for HA Conference...

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  • Professor Rana Mitter – Medlicott Medal awardee 2020

    3rd March 2020

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Rana Mitter OBE FBA of Oxford University (St Cross College) will receive the 2020 Medlicott Medal for outstanding services and current contributions to History. Professor Mitter is a historian in late modern history, in particular on China, and is currently Director of the...

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  • Women’s History Month – and beyond

    3rd March 2020

    This year will see the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The anniversary is on 12 May (not very convenient for Women’s History Month in March but I’ll come to that in a moment) and there will be events and talks in her honour. When I was at...

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  • Primary History 84: out now

    21st February 2020

    Read Primary History 84 Editorial Welcome to Primary History 84. I’ve really enjoyed editing this edition. It has been exciting to work with people who share a love of history and who engage with history teaching and learning in so many different ways. I have been impressed with the passion...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    4th February 2020

    In the spring edition of HA News Paula Kitching looks at VE day 75 years on, there is an inspiring 'What got me into history' and our Glasgow Branch share their experience of capturing memories from the First World War. We're also introducing a new Book Club feature to explore books that...

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  • 1917 – just another war film?

    31st January 2020

    First World War film 1917 was the big winner at the Bafta Film Awards this year, with seven prizes in total including best film and best British film.  'Yet another war film', some people may be thinking, but is it? When most of us think of war films it is of some...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

    24th January 2020

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and death camps (those that had not already been destroyed by fleeing Nazis). The horror and devastation that greeted the liberators of the different camps could hardly be described nor quite believed even when witnessing it. While the killing...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

    2nd January 2020

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and death camps (those that had not already been destroyed by fleeing Nazis). The horror and devastation that greeted the liberators of the different camps could hardly be described nor quite believed even when witnessing it. While the killing...

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  • The Georgian Papers – a virtual ‘madness’

    2nd December 2019

    Last month the Georgian Papers Programme released a new virtual exhibition available online. Exploring the myth and reality of the alleged ‘madness of King George III’, the exhibition is an interesting step in examining the past and exploring its relevance for contemporary discourses. Entitled ‘George III: the Eighteenth Century’s Most...

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