Past Event Resources

Some of the events organised by the HA produce some fascinating outcomes, such as teacher resources, student lectures and fascinating podcasts. Collected here are some of the output so, that if you did miss it, you can catch right up.

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  • The Origins of Mass Society: Speech, Sex and Drink in Urbanising Britain, 1780-1870

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    Professor Peter Mandler is the current president of the Historical Association. As part of our 'presidents season' for the HA Virtual Branch he gave a fascinating talk on The Origins of Mass Society: Speech, Sex and Drink in Urbanising Britain, 1780-1870. In this talk he explores the impact of the changes in...

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  • Film: Why study history?

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    The importance of historical understanding might seem self-evident at a time when statues are toppled and demonstrators are protesting against current manifestations of age-old wrongs. Yet history in schools and universities is often compared unfavourably with STEM subjects, which are depicted as more rigorous, useful and valuable in the workplace....

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  • Film: Reimagining the Blitz Spirit

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    Dr Jo Fox continued our virtual branch lecture series this July on the subject 'Reimagining the Blitz Spirit: the mobilisation of World War II propaganda in our own times'. Fox is the Director of the Institute of Historical Research and a well-known historian specialising in the history of propaganda, rumour and truth telling.  In this talk...

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  • Film: The Making of Early England 500-1066

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    In this Virtual Branch lecture Michael Wood returns to his popular territory of Early England 500-1066 using the lives of specific stories and individuals to cast light on the period. This lecture was recorded on the 9 July 2020 as part of the HA Virtual Branch and is available to all...

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  • Film: The Kennedys and the Gores

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    This film was taken at the HA Annual Conference 2019 in Chester and features the HA's President: Professor Tony Badger who presented Friday's keynote lecture.  Find out more about the HA Conference. In a country that prides itself on its egalitarianism and its democracy, it is perhaps surprising that family...

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  • Lecture: German Jews and the First World War

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  • Lecture: Suffrage lives, 1866 to 1914

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    When, as a researcher, I was asked to take part in the Historical Association’s Suffrage Resources project and to populate the database for it, I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t? It offered the opportunity to delve into the archives, reaching back in time to the symbolic beginnings of the organised...

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  • Lecture: Gender, place and power in controverted 18th century elections

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  • Lecture: Exploring the saintly landscape

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  • Lecture: The doctor’s garden

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    The late Georgian British garden was a place of botanic and agricultural enquiry as much as a place of pleasure and leisure. This talk will highlight this use of gardens by medical practitioners. As a group of men who had access to botanical training and, for those at the top...

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  • Lecture: From sex to the suffragettes

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    Over the last few years, we have seen a widespread cultural failure in our history. From the rose-tinted nostalgia of politicians to a rise in destructive ideologies, history has become weaponised by those who seek to misuse, misrepresent and misunderstand it. At the same time, the field of history is...

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  • Lecture: Life at the edge of the Roman Empire

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  • General HA Conference 2019 resources

    Multipage Article

    The resources in this section are from the general history workshops presented at the HA Annual Conference 2019. The conference took place in Chester on 17-18 May 2019. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of engaging history. In the General pathway you can enjoy...

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  • Eleanor and Franklin: Women and the New Deal

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    As a pioneering First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt refused, as one admirer put it, ‘to step into her little mould in the biscuit tin of President’s wives that was ready and waiting for her’.  She broadcast on the radio, wrote a newspaper column, travelled endlessly and spoke out fearlessly in defence...

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  • General HA Conference 2018 resources

    Multipage Article

    The resources in this section are from workshops presented for at the HA Annual Conference 2018. The conference took place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 18-19 May 2018. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of captivating history. In the General pathway you can enjoy...

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  • The Norman Conquest: why did it matter?

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    Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Dr Marc Morris - Historian, author and television presenter 1066 is the most famous date in English history. Everyone remembers the story, depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, of William the Conqueror's successful invasion, and poor King Harold being felled...

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  • General workshop resources – HA Conference 2016

    Multipage Article

    The resources in this section are from the general history lectures and workshops presented at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of engaging history. In the General pathway...

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  • Lucy Worsley: How to build an Anniversary

    Multipage Article

    Do you sometimes heave a cynical sigh when you hear that it's 175 years since the invention of, say, the paperclip, and that a wealth of exhibitions, books and TV programmes are planned to celebrate the fact?  Well, anniversaries can be a powerful hook to get people interested in the...

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  • General workshop resources – HA Conference 2015

    Multipage Article

    The resources in this section are from the general history lectures and workshops presented at the HA Annual Conference 2015 in Bristol. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of engaging history. In the General pathway you can enjoy lectures from academic researchers...

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  • General workshop resources – HA Conference 2014

    Multipage Article

    The resources in this section are from the general history workshops presented at the HA Annual Conference 2014. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of engaging history. In the General pathway you can enjoy lectures from academic researchers and local branch historians...

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