Making the most of your Historian membership

Published: 10th August 2021

Making the most of your HA membership

HA membership offers more than just your subscription to The Historian. As a member can you enjoy a range of benefits designed to help you explore all you love about history. As a reminder, we’ve highlighted some key benefits available here. If you need help you can contact us on or by calling 0300 100 223.

The Historian magazine

Learn and expand your knowledge with a subscription to The Historian magazine.
Look at history through a new lens with The Historian. As a member not only do you receive quarterly print editions as they are published, but you can also access hundreds of digitised past articles from The Historian from the last 3 decades online. Upcoming themed editions include branches, environmental history and Baltic history. Interested in contributing to The Historian? Find out more here.

Branches network

Discover hundreds of history talks every year through the HA’s local branch network.
As a member you can attend almost all local branch talks and events for free. Many of our local branches will be running a blended programme this autumn, providing you with a continued opportunity to see some of the great lectures that take place throughout the network. Meet new people with like-minded interests and discover new opportunities to get involved. Find your local branch here.

Online Resources

Explore an online library of podcasts, films, pamphlets and book reviews.
A selection of on-demand history resources whatever your area of interest. With over 400 podcasts covering all periods, selected lecture recordings from past webinars and conferences, plus filmed series such as the development of Tudor royal authority, there’s plenty on offer to fascinate and educate.

Webinars and online talks

Engage with expert historians from the comfort of your own home with online webinars.
As a member you can access our Virtual Branch plus a free subject knowledge webinar every month, with upcoming topics including India and the Second World War: recovering experiences and emotions, female slave-ownership in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Britain and Gypsies, Roma and Travellers through history.

HA News and email updates

Stay informed with members’ magazine HA News and monthly e-newsletters.
Twice a year you receive HA News - your membership magazine and just one way to stay updated with the projects and activities of the wider HA community. Don’t forget to also keep an eye out for your monthly membership round-up emails which highlight a selection of your latest membership resources and upcoming events.

Support the future of history

Support the HA’s charitable mission to develop the teaching, learning and enjoyment of history at all levels.
Don’t forget that your membership is integral to the continuing operation and longevity of the HA, and ensures that we can support quality history teaching and learning for generations to come. It really makes a world of difference. You can find other ways to give back including through donations, legacies and by sponsoring school memberships on our website.