HA News

  • The short list for the 2014 Young Quills is out!

    27th April 2015

    The Young Quills is an annual award for the best new historical fiction specifically for young people. The competition has two categories - Primary and Secondary. Young people read the books and they decide on the short list. This year the young people from the participating schools from around the...

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  • The HA Great Debate Final 2015

    1st April 2015

    "A fantastic final with outstanding contributions from all the finalists" Professor Justin Champion, judge of the Historical Association Great Debate final.Click here to access the film of the event...After five months of regional heats across the UK and the Republic of Ireland the final for the Historical Association's student debating...

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  • Professor Margaret MacMillan awarded 2015 Medlicott Medal

    12th February 2015

    The HA are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Professor Margaret MacMillan. Margaret MacMillan is currently Warden of St Antony's College Oxford. Her work on twentieth-century history, particularly the history of the First World War, has received international recognition. Her recent book, The...

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  • The 1st National Festival of LGBT History

    29th January 2015

    We are very excited to inform you of the 1st National History Festival - 13-15th February 2015 - Manchester.There are several strands to the festivalThe link below takes you to the FREE family and schools strand which comprise teachers and writers demonstrating and reading books and lessons that are appropriate for children...

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  • The Holocaust: 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau.

    27th January 2015

    27 January 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and Death camp in occupied Poland. The camp was a large industrialised centre for the exploitation and murder of the Jews of Europe. It was also a murder site for the Roma and Sinti (Gypsies)...

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  • New National Curriculum 2014 Website

    7th November 2014

    The History Subject Expert Advisory group on the new National Curriculum 2014 have constructed a new website. The purpose of the site is to offer support to teachers and teacher educators to plan for the implementation of the 2014 history National Curriculum. It aims to clarify the changes that the...

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  • Does 'history for all' have a future? Annual survey findings 2014

    5th November 2014

    ‘History for all' is a phrase that has been used by many, including politicians, and historical knowledge has long been viewed as an essential part of a citizens' understanding of Britain and the wider world. Unfortunately, the HA annual survey for 2014 has revealed that bit by small bit that...

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  • A new series of titles from the HA

    25th October 2014

    History E-Readers provide a brief introduction and overview of current research on a variety of topics and provide a handy reading list for those who want to delve further into the subjects. Current titles are available as E-books for your Kindle or other e-book devices from Amazon. Current Titles include:...

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  • Concerns over future of teacher training

    17th October 2014

    The Historical Association and Royal Historical Society raise concerns over the move away from subject-centred teacher trainingThe Initial Teacher Training allocations for 2015-16 announced by the National College for Teaching and Leadership present a profound threat to the quality of future history teaching.These cuts will severely damage the highly effective...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2014

    2nd October 2014

    Spirit of Normandy Trust Award for Primary SchoolsThis year's Spirit of Normandy Trust Young Historian Award for Primary Schools has been awarded to St Stephen's Primary School at Fradley.  The Young Historian Awards are organized by the Young Historian Project, whose objective is to encourage and promote high standards of...

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