General Interest

  • The New National Curriculum Draft, 2013

    7th February 2013

    The draft of the new Programme of Study for History has now been published.  We are preparing a full statement which will follow shortly.  Whilst there are some elements of the curriculum aims we support, overall we have some serious concerns and regret the way in which this national curriculum...

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  • The Richard III Foundation

    25th September 2012

    The Richard III Foundation, Inc. has welcomed the news that the current archaeological project at the Greyfriars church site in Leicester appears to have led to the recovery of the last mortal remains of King Richard III. Whilst DNA testing will be used to verify the identity of the body,...

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  • HA Annual Conference 2013

    26th August 2012

    York, 10-11 May 2013 Presidential Lecture: Professor Jackie Eales How glorious was Gloriana? Elizabeth I and her historians Saturday Lecture: Marc Morris - The Norman Conquest Marc presented the TV series Castle and wrote the accompanying book. Marc's talk will be based on his new book, The Norman Conquest, which...

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  • Mysteries of East Farleigh's Roman 'curse scroll'

    22nd July 2012

    Kent Archaeological Society The names of 14 people who may have lived in East Farleigh, Kent, nearly 2,000 years ago have been deciphered on a lead scroll found during Maidstone Area Archaeological Group's ‘dig' on the site of a Roman farmstead in a field off Lower Road.Measuring 60 mm by 100...

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  • Three Public meetings on The Titanic, Co Armagh

    10th April 2012

    Event being held in Bessbrook Town Hall, 19, 20, 21 April 2012 from 8 -9 pm each evenng. The meetings are held to mark the 100 anniversary Of The Titanic. The evening will conist of a powerpoint presentation on the story of the Titanic from the build, to the sinking...

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  • The HA's Great Debate Final and winner 2012

    15th March 2012

    Arianna Azari the winner of the Historical Associations' ‘Great Debate' 2012 The Historical Association' Great Debate once more showcased the outstanding ability of young people to engage with history. Individuals, movements, technology and events were all discussed to illustrate the question ‘Why history matters to me'. The winner Arianna, from...

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  • The HA honours Bettany Hughes for services to History

    13th February 2012

    Medlicot Medal 2012 The Historical Association is awarding the annual prestigious award for service to History to the academic and broadcaster Bettany Hughes. The HA is the main organisation for the study and representation of history outside of academic bodies. Founded in 1906 it is an independent charity incorporated by Royal...

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  • Explore First World War records

    27th November 2011

    On the 11th November 1918, 93 years ago, Allied and German troops agreed to end the First World War. More than 8 million men and women saw service in the British forces during 'the war to end all wars', a significant proportion of the British population.       The National Archives is...

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  • The History Girls: blog by historical fiction writers

    11th July 2011

    The History Girls is a new joint blog by writers of historical fiction. 26 first-rate writers are lined up to produce a daily blogpost across a range of subjects in the genre. (photo by History Girl Caroline Lawrence) Prize-winning, internationally renowned authors of YA historical fiction like Celia Rees ,Theresa Breslin,...

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  • Top historians gather in London for HA's awards evening 2011

    23rd June 2011

    On 23 June 2011 some of the UK's leading historians gathered in London to celebrate contributors to the subject. The Historical Associations annual event is becoming a must for local, educational and academic historians. In the audience were lovers of history from across the UK excited to be part of an...

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