General Interest

  • 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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  • Young Quills Awards 2010

    5th June 2011

    [Historical Fiction reviewed and nominated by young readers!]  The Historical Association announces the shortlist for the 2010 Young Quills Award. This  prize has two separate categories; Primary and  Secondary, although some books obviously fit into both categories. Books are selected for the shortlist by children reviewers in each category.In order to...

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  • The Barry Coward Memorial Fund

    3rd June 2011

    The Historical Association are starting a special fund in Barry Coward's name to support the Great Debate and, hopefully, to raise money to support adults returning to education. Barry was President of the HA from 2005 to 2008 seeing us through our Centenary Celebrations in 2006 and the first Great...

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  • A message from Jackie Eales

    23rd May 2011

    I am delighted to follow Professor Anne Curry as President of the Historical Association. Anne has been a tireless advocate for the HA during her term as President and we recently benefitted in Canterbury from one of her many visits to lecture to the local branches. I am also looking...

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  • HA Annual Conference 2011

    12th April 2011

    13-14 May 2011 Manchester Conference Centre Conference booking is now closed. If you would like to come to the conference, places are still available and you can pay on the door. Many of the secondary workshop sessions are now full to capacity, and space is many secondary sessions is very...

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  • Professor Barry Coward

    21st March 2011

    We are very sad to announce the death of Barry Coward, Emeritus Professor of History at Birkbeck, President of the Historical Association from 2005 to 2008 and a long term supporter of the HA nationally and locally with the Central London Branch. Barry was a greatly respected academic and The...

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  • The 1911 Census

    13th March 2011

    April 2011 is the centenary of the 1911 census, a vital resource for family. Gain free access to search the whole census and find transcribed details of your ancestors.

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  • Qualified History Teachers: A thing of the past?

    11th September 2010

    The Historical Association publishes a major survey into the state of history teaching in English secondary schools today and reports some very worrying trends. A significant number of teachers report serious concerns that history is disappearing in their schools, with senior managers assuming that the study of the past has...

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  • Big Global Society: unlocking social action on global issues

    2nd September 2010

    A national conference on Tuesday 2nd November 2010.Why the Big Global Society?The Coalition government has emphasised the importance of the Big Society, but it has focused primarily on local initiatives. To be a truly big society, and to meet the challenges of international poverty and climate change, we need to...

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