General Interest

  • BBC History Magazine's History Weekends - HA Members Save 20%

    2nd October 2018

    BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend festivals are back with the biggest line-ups yet. Set in two idyllic locations across two weekends in October, the show travels first to the medieval city of Winchester (5-7 Oct) and then historic York (19-21 Oct). Each packed weekend features a diverse range of engaging...

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  • New research sheds light on downfall of Classic Maya civilisation

    3rd August 2018

    The Maya was one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations, and its apparently sudden decline in the 9th century AD has long been a subject for historical debate.   Now scientists have found evidence which appears to confirm the theory that the large-scale abandonment of Maya city states was precipitated by a massive drought...

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  • What's Happening in Black British History? IX: Call for Papers

    13th July 2018

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston and Huddersfield, the ninth of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies’ Black British History Workshops will be held at Senate House, London on Thursday 8th November 2018.  Proposals are welcomed for papers and presentations on a wide variety of themes relating...

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  • Photo archive reveals healthcare before the NHS

    5th July 2018

    A fascinating collection of more than 4,000 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years and is now accessible to the public.  Staff at Historic England’s Archive in Swindon recently discovered 4,050 black and white photographic prints taken by the Topical...

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  • Wolfson History Prize 2018 Winner Announced

    7th June 2018

    This year the Wolfson History Prize has been won by Professor Peter Marshall for Heretics and Believers: A history of the English Reformation. We would like to send our congratulations to Professor Marshall of the University of Warwick for his impressive win with an excellent book. A couple of years ago Professor...

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  • Manchester Histories Festival 2018

    5th June 2018

    Returning for its 5th edition from the 7-11 June, the 2018 Manchester Histories Festival offers a packed long-weekender of events. 2018 is a historically monumental year for Greater Manchester, with strong links to the suffragette movement and the Trades Union Congress, and these are placed at the forefront of this year's...

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  • Warth Mills Project uncovers last known survivor of World War II Internment Camp

    5th June 2018

    Jewish-German refugee Henry Wuga escaped Nazi Germany at 15 years old, but was arrested and falsely accused of espionage. The little-known history of Warth Mills WWII internment camp in Bury, Greater Manchester, is set to be revealed next week (June 2018) with the launch of a commemorative events programme and...

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  • Wolfson History Prize 2018 shortlist announced

    2nd May 2018

    Six books are in the running for the Wolfson History Prize 2018, each selected for their outstanding historical writing that is also accessible to a general audience. The shortlisted books are: Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination by Robert Bickers (Allen Lane, Penguin Press) The...

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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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  • Original medieval Windsor Castle revealed in new reconstruction

    26th April 2018

    Historians have reconstructed what Windsor Castle originally looked like when it was built by William the Conqueror in 1071 to deter Anglo-Saxon rebels. Researchers have used a series of archaeological discoveries made over recent decades to determine the original size and construction of Britain’s largest medieval fortress. The reconstruction of that first Windsor...

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