General Interest

  • Magna Carta after 800 Years: From liber homo to modern freedom

    21st May 2015

    In June 2015 we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of one of  the key legal documents in English political history, the "Great Charter" (Magna Carta). When a group of disgruntled Barons forced King John to sign a document in June 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, listing his political and legal...

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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 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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  • 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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  • An interview with outgoing president Jackie Eales 2014

    30th August 2014

    An au revoir but not goodbye from outgoing HA President Professor Jackie Eales Jackie Eales has been an enthusiastic President for the last three years who has been very happy to visit many of the branches to give lectures and to assist in key HA events. Jackie's lectures at the...

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  • Richard Evans Medlicott lecture: The Origins of the First World War

    1st August 2014

    This year the Historical Association's Medlicott medal for services to history went to Professor Sir Richard Evans. Richard Evans is the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He has written numerous highly respected and internationally best-selling books. Evans is bests known for his works on...

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  • The start of the First World War

    1st August 2014

    From the 28 June 1914 till the end of July 1914 the world held its breath; would Europe be thrown into war? We now know that the answer was yes.Diplomacy had failed, some would say it never really stood a chance, others will argue that nothing was inevitable until the...

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  • The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    27th June 2014

    On Saturday 28th of June it will be 100 years since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated with his wife Sophie in Sarajevo. As everyone knows or will know after this summer that assassination led to the start of the First World War.The young man who fired the shot Gavrilo...

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  • Justin Champion announced as new HA President, 2014

    20th June 2014

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Justin Champion was confirmed as President to succeed Professor Jackie Eales at the AGM on 16 May 2014. Justin is a strong advocate of public history and is involved with the HA's Public History Committee. He is Professor of the History of Early...

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