General Interest

  • 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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  • Richard Evans awarded the 2014 Medlicott Medal

    19th June 2014

    We are delighted to be presenting the Medlicott Medal for Services to History to Professor Sir Richard Evans who will be giving a talk on:Britain, Germany and the Origins of the First World WarWednesday 9 July, 6pm  - 8.30pm, The MacMillan Hall, Senate House, University of LondonBefore the main award we will...

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  • HA Annual Conference round-up 2014

    21st May 2014

    This year it was in Stratford upon Avon. Just what the home of literature needed, over 350 historians to descend on it - well that is what it got! It was a hugely successful event (if we say ourselves) with three keynote lectures and over 55 workshop sessions plus walking...

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  • The Historian Twitter Biography Competition 2014

    27th March 2014

    Some readers of The Historian will be users of Twitter and may already follow the Historical Association's Twitter feed For those who are not, Twitter is an on-line social networking and micro blogging service that enables users to send and read tweets, which are text messages limited to 140...

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  • Professor Sir Richard J Evans awarded the HA's Norton Medlicott Medal 2014

    22nd January 2014

    Professor Sir Richard J Evans awarded the Historical Association's Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History 2014 The Historical Association is very excited to award this year's Norton Medlicott Medal for an outstanding contribution to History to an important contemporary advocate of historical research and learning. Prof Sir Richard J...

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  • Nelson Mandela

    5th December 2013

    The Historical Association shares in the global reflection at the passing of Nelson Mandela.Whilst history will remember many events and individuals for all manner of things and deeds, only a few individuals can stand above the historical record and be said to have guided it. Mandela's influence as a leader,...

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  • Flash Fiction Competition 2013 - The Winner

    1st July 2013

    The judges met on 27th June 2013 to discuss the entries they had all previously read. These entries were all very good and came from a range of periods - Tudor and Stuart England, the sixteenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries and covered such diverse topics as smuggling, the Reformation, revolution...

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