HA News

  • 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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  • Russian and Polish history in the heart of London

    9th May 2018

    Join us at 12 noon at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition in Ennismore Gardens, London SW7 1NH, for a conducted tour of the exquisite building, its artefacts and history. We'll then walk the 0.4km to the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum. London was the home of the Polish Government in exile from...

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  • The Historian 137: Out now

    3rd May 2018

    For this edition of The Historian, we decided to move away from a subject theme and instead to pay tribute to the 51 HA branches. These provide an opportunity for anyone with a love of history to get together, to learn and to discuss a very wide range of fascinating...

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  • May is Local and Community History Month

    1st May 2018

    It’s time to focus on the immediate world around us – yes, it’s Local History Month 2018. Everyone lives in an area of rich local heritage, even if they don’t know it yet. May is the time to investigate, explore and discover the history of the world immediately around you....

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  • RAF100 Schools Project

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    The Historical Association and the Institute of Physics have teamed up to deliver an exciting project for school and youth groups as part of the Royal Air Force centenary celebrations. The RAF100 Schools Project uniquely uses the professional understanding of historians and physicists working in education to create an active...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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