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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  • History Journal Film: The Letters, Writings and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell

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    The History journal team are delighted to launch their first in a series of films interviewing the authors at the cutting edge of historical research. Today, we are thrilled to welcome John Morrill, professor emeritus of the University of Cambridge and emeritus fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Dr Joel...

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  • Virtual Branch recording: The British Templars

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    The word Templars conjures up a variety of images and ideas – much of which are fiction rather than fact. In this talk Dr Steve Tibble will unpick some of the stories surrounding this group and place them in a proper historical and factual context. He will explore why the...

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  • Virtual Branch recording: Tudor Liveliness?

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    In Tudor England, artworks were often described as ‘lively’. What did this mean in a culture where naturalism was an alien concept? And in a time of religious upheaval, when the misuse of images might lure the soul to hell, how could liveliness be a good thing? In this talk...

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  • Virtual Branch recording: The Women's World Committee against War & Fascism

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    How did a group of women activists with varied ideological backgrounds construct several important campaigns against fascism in the interwar period? How did this Women's World Committee against War and Fascism (Comité Mondial des Femmes contre la Guerre et le Fascisme) undertake effective humanitarian and propaganda work and forge extensive...

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  • Virtual Branch recording: Empires of the Normans

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    How did descendants of Viking marauders come to dominate Western Europe and the Mediterranean, from the British Isles to North Africa, and Lisbon to the Holy Land and the Middle East? In this Virtual Branch talk Levi Roach, author of Empires of the Normans, tells a tale of ambitious adventures...

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  • Film: Medlicott Lecture 2023 - Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

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    The Medlicott Medal is awarded annually for outstanding services and contributions to history. This year the Medal went to renowned historian and author Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch who is currently Professor of the Church at Oxford. His 2008 book History of Christianity: the first three thousand years is the leading authority on the history...

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  • Film: Henry Christophe, the Haitian Revolution and the Caribbean's Forgotten Kingdom

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    How did a man born enslaved on a plantation triumph over Napoleon's invading troops and become king of the first free black nation in the Americas? This is the forgotten, remarkable story of Henry Christophe. Christophe fought as a child soldier in the American War of Independence, before serving in...

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  • Film: Living with Violence at the End of the British Empire

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    In the 1950s, Britain fought a series of brutal wars against insurgents in the colonies of Malaya, Kenya, and Cyprus. How did people at home experience these wars? How did they learn about the use of torture and other unsettling tactics? And how did they respond to this knowledge? In...

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  • Virtual Branch recording: The survival strategies of the Near Eastern powers facing Mongol invasion.

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    The Mongol invasions into the Near East had a devastating effect upon many societies, sultanates, empires and kingdoms. For decades, wave after wave of armies swept across the area, defeating every army sent against them and utterly reshaping the area’s complex political ecosystem. Some powers fell in battle; some submitted...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Mass-Observing Modern Britain

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    Mass-Observation is probably the most consistently useful source for the study of mid and late 20th social lives Britain. It was established in 1937 with the aim of investigating ordinary life and developing an 'anthropology of ourselves.' It used a range of different methods to collect information, from recording overheard...

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  • Recorded webinar: Teaching the 'People's History' of the Munich Crisis

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    Professor Julie Gottlieb has written extensively on inter-war British political and gender history, and her more recent work has provided alternative perspectives on seemingly settled debates in the historiography of British foreign policy and the history of appeasement. Through the lens of women/gender, social history, and now psychology/emotion, she argues for a...

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  • Film: A short history of Islamic thought

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    In his book of the same name, A short history of Islamic thought, Dr Fitzroy Morrissey provides a concise introduction to the origins and sources of Islamic thought, from its beginnings in the 7th century to the current moment. In this talk he explores the major ideas and introduces the...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Writing historical fiction - Writing and revision

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    In this second webinar in our series on writing historical fiction, author Tony Bradman talks about the actual process of writing the story, with examples. The difficulty of the first page - how to start your story with impact and make sure the reader is gripped from the first line....

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  • Recorded Webinar: Writing historical fiction - Research and planning¬†

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    In this first webinar about writing historical fiction, author Tony Bradman will talk about how ideas grow from reading and thinking about history. Once you have a good idea, then you need to research it properly, starting with secondary sources for context, then moving on to more specific reading. Visits...

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  • Film: Berengaria of Navarre

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    In this talk Dr Gabrielle Storey discusses the life and times of Berengaria of Navarre, queen of England, lord of Le Mans, and wife of Richard I. Berengaria of Navarre has been inaccurately labelled as the only queen never to have stepped foot in England. This talk will present new analysis...

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  • Film: Rome in the world/the world in Rome with Dr Lucy Donkin

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    In-person tickets to HA Annual Conference 2023 are now limited but you can still book for an incredible virtual programme. To give you a taster of the fantastic sessions on offer, we've published one of the sessions from last year's HA Conference on Rome in the world/the world in Rome with...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Our Human Planet

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  • Recorded Webinar: Female slave-ownership in 18th and 19 century Britain

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  • Recorded Webinar: Nineteenth-century crime and punishment

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    This webinar with Dr Emma D Watkins explores the changing understanding of crime and responses to it in the nineteenth-century. It provides a brief overview on the general shift from punishment of the body, to banishment, all the way through to imprisonment. With a particular emphasis on the use of...

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  • Film: Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea

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    Professor Jan Rüger joined the Virtual Branch on 9th February 2023 to talk about his book Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea, tracing a rich history of contact and conflict from the Napoleonic Wars to the Cold War. For generations this North Sea island expressed a German...

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