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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    22nd March 2021

    In this spring 2021 edition of HA News Dr Anne Murphy explores the origins of European financial markets; we present a special 'Real Lives' feature on the extraordinary policeman Harry Daley; there are inspiring 'What got me into history' pieces by Emma Griffin and Michael Maddison; and Paula Kitching chats to HA President Peter Mandler about his new...

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  • A milestone for HA membership

    19th March 2021

    We're delighted to share the incredible news that as of end February 2021 the HA has over 10,000 members. That figure includes both individual and school or organisational members covering multiple members of staff, and means that really many thousands more teachers, students and general history lovers are now members...

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  • Barrie Greaves Quality Mark Bursaries

    2nd March 2021

    Barrie Greaves was a history teacher, and Head of History, at Cromer High School in Norfolk for his entire career. He studied history at Hatfield College, Durham in the 1950s and after graduation did his teacher training at Hull. Moving back home to Norfolk he qualified at Gorleston Technical College in...

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  • Remembering and sharing an enthusiasm for history

    1st March 2021

    The role that many teachers carry out without realising is as an advocate for their subject, sharing their enthusiasm for learning with children day after day and year after year. The majority of those teachers do not have plaques put up for them or memorials in the town square, but...

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  • Virtual Branch Film: The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin

    25th February 2021

    Between 26 February and 2 March you can watch Jonathan Phillips’s 2020 HA Virtual Conference keynote talk on The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin. Phillips’s talk reveals how a man initially branded as ‘the son of Satan’ became so esteemed in Europe and, through extensive new research, we will follow how...

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  • Royal Historical Society Quality Mark Bursaries for 2021/2

    4th December 2020

    Following their funding of 8 Quality Mark schools as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to announce that the Royal Historical Society will be kindly providing a new set of bursaries for another 8 schools to undertake the Quality Mark in 2021/2. The HA Quality Mark scheme provides...

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  • The subject associations of the UK have addressed a letter to the Secretary of State for Education

    5th November 2020

    Dear Gavin Williamson, We are deeply concerned by the short-sighted decision to reduce and in many cases remove bursaries from trainees in a number of subjects and in primary teaching. Cutting off support conveys a strong signal as to the value of teaching in our society. Lack of financial support...

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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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  • RHS bursary-funded Quality Mark impact report

    5th October 2020

    In 2018, the Royal Historical Society (RHS) kindly agreed to sponsor a group of 7 secondary schools to undertake the Quality Mark Process as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations. These schools completed the assessment in 2019. As part of the evaluation of the sponsorship, research into the impact of undertaking...

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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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  • Beyond the ‘lady with the lamp’ – celebrating Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday

    3rd March 2020

    This year [2020] 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...

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  • Professor Rana Mitter – Medlicott Medal awardee 2021

    3rd March 2020

    Last year we announced that the 2020 Medlicott award would go to Professor Rana Mitter. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions of 2020 we were unable to host an event that would allow us to present the award to Professor Mitter; we have decided, therefore, to hold the award over to...

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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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  • Holocaust Memorial Day

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    Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year, the date in 1945 when the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7,000 remaining prisoners. It is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in...

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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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  • Corporate exclusive: Primary Subject Leader Area

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    Visit the Primary Subject Leader Area We’ve been developing a dedicated new set of resources for primary corporate school members, which are designed to guide you through the most important elements of primary history subject leadership. New guides are added every few months to support you throughout the year. The resources will be...

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  • Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3

    19th November 2019

    These new resources were developed by Archbishop’s School, Canterbury as a synoptic unit for pupils at the end of Key Stage 3 but they can easily be adapted for younger or older pupils. They consist of 9 ‘snapshots’ of important episodes from the History of Kent, ranging from the arrival...

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