HA News

  • 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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  • Happy Christmas from the HA

    18th December 2018

    Yes, it’s that time of year when the darkness comes to light with the soft glow of twinkly lights and we all wish it would snow. The Christian festival of Christmas has an interesting history: it is the celebration of Christ’s birth but with a multitude of non-religious traditions and...

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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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  • We Will Remember Them

    1st November 2018

    This November marks 100 years from the Armistice of the First World War. The war had lasted over four years and had destroyed empires and rocked governments. Existing practices and ideals were challenged, families were torn apart, and Europe and the World would feel the effect and legacy of the...

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  • Big Ideas: Remember Together in 2018

    31st October 2018

    Schools and groups across the UK are invited to take part in engaging First World War commemoration projects this autumn. Groups across the UK can access free resources and up to £200 funding towards their projects. Groups in England can become community hubs and access up to £1,000 funding to engage 10 or more groups...

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  • The Great Debate 2019

    30th October 2018

    The Historical Association is inviting schools to take part in the 2019 Great Debate: the historical public-speaking competition for students aged 16-19.  Local heats will take place across the country during autumn 2018 with the winners competing in the Grand Final at Windsor Castle in March 2019. The final is funded...

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  • Primary History 80: Out now

    26th October 2018

    Access Primary History 80 (Free to HA Primary members) The Historical Association would never pretend that it understands what is the best primary history practice. On the contrary it recognises that such practice probably does not exist. Even outstanding ideas can turn into something disastrous if the teacher does not make...

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  • Report on Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History

    19th October 2018

    Yesterday, the Royal Historical Society (RHS) launched their research report which highlights racial and ethnic inequalities in the teaching and practice of history in the UK. Less than 1% of university academics are Black, according to the RHS’s report. The report draws attention to the fact that while history remains...

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