HA News

  • Teaching History 164: Out now

    21st September 2016

    If you have ever been lucky enough to teach in a classroom near the music department during a band rehearsal, you will know that feedback can be painful. The sensation of overwhelming noise drowns out all else, including rational thought. The ‘noise’ around any discussion of assessment and feedback can...

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  • The Heroine Project Presents

    31st August 2016

    In 1915 aspiring journalist Dorothy Lawrence left London for northern France with ambitions to become the first female war correspondent. What happened next defied authority, convention – and challenges traditional depictions of women’s role in World War One. Theatre company The Heroine Project Presents will create a lasting legacy for...

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  • Congratulations to our 2016 A-Level Historians!

    18th August 2016

    Congratulations to everyone who has received their AS and A-Level History results today! We hope you have got the grade you wanted, or at least the one you expected and that all that hard work and effort has paid off. To teachers we also offer our congratulations – another successful...

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  • Antony Beevor Medlicott Speech 2016

    16th August 2016

    Eminent historian Antony Beevor is one of those writers who is respected and admired by his peers, as well as being popular with a mass audience. His many books published over the last 35 years have explored aspects of Britain and Europe’s military history that have brought the human side...

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  • The Historian 130: Out now

    2nd August 2016

    The origins of this edition of The Historian lie in the realisation that 1916 was a huge landmark in the course of the First World War. The first great campaign of Kitchener’s ‘new Army’ was to take place on the Somme, in July 1916, and was to break through the...

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  • Teaching History 163: Out now

    1st August 2016

    This edition’s theme, ‘Get Excited and Carry On’ arose in a memorable moment in our December editorial team meeting. We arrived at the meeting knowing that the challenges facing history teachers were legion. In England, these included the  huge tasks of planning for a new GCSE  and A Level, the...

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  • Historical fiction winners announced 2016

    11th July 2016

    This year's Write Your Own Historical Fiction competition has once again provided some work of an exceptional standard. Year upon year, we were not only astounded by the number of entries we receive, but also by the very high standard, which makes the judging process very difficult. This year, we...

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  • Agincourt exhibition competition: the winning school’s perspective

    15th June 2016

    Last month, Heathfield School in Wolverley were selected as the winners of the Exhibiting History competition, run by the HA as part of our Agincourt 600 projects. Their impressive exhibition and entry were selected from a high-quality field for the sophistication of their interpretation and engagement with different audiences. Neil...

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  • The HA Conference 2016 - Report

    15th June 2016

    In May the HA office uprooted and transferred to Harrogate – yes it was annual conference! Now historians can occasionally be accused of not being good with change and that might be why some were confused that we held it a week later than usual – but they weren’t as...

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  • Film: An Interview with Antony Beevor

    25th May 2016

    The 2016 Medlicott Medal for services to history will be presented to Antony Beevor this July. He is a popular historian with a loyal following while also being a heavy duty writer whose preparation and research for each of his books takes him years and into archives across the world....

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