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  • Peterloo 200

    31st July 2019

    16 August 2019 marks 200 years since the events of Peterloo – known to many as the Peterloo massacre – when peaceful protesters were mowed down by a cavalry charge at St Peter’s Field in Manchester. The 60,000–80,000 strong crowd had gathered as part of a campaign to demand greater...

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  • Call for Papers: What's Happening in Black British History? XI

    29th July 2019

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston, Huddersfield and Leicester, you are invited to the eleventh of the Black British History Workshops (WHBBHXI), which will be held at Senate House, University of London on Thursday 14th November 2019. The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS) is happy to announce...

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  • BBC History Weekends: HA Members save 20%

    26th July 2019

    Join BBC History Magazine's History Weekends this autumn, taking place for the first time in Chester from 25–27 October and returning to Winchester for its 5th year from 1–3 November (at the new location of Winchester Guildhall). BBC History Weekends 2019 will bring together over 40 of Britain’s finest historians, authors and broadcasters covering a...

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  • HA Conference 2020: call for papers

    24th July 2019

    We are pleased to open a call for papers for the Historical Association Annual Conference 2020, which will be taking place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre. The HA Annual Conference is an enriching weekend of history which brings together people who...

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  • HA Awards Evening 2019

    17th July 2019

    On a hot afternoon in July key figures of the history world came together to celebrate history in all its diversity. Throughout the year, across the UK individuals with a passion for history work to educate, inform, entertain and excite those around them about the past. The Historical Association awards...

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  • Good Evening Sweetheart: real-life romance of young couple separated by WWII

    2nd July 2019

    Historical romances are not always confined to fiction and flights of fancy – sometimes they actually occur within our own communities. The real-life romantic story of two young people separated by war was uncovered by Sue and Peter Mowforth who revealed the experience of their parents in a talk to the...

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  • One Giant Leap – 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing

    2nd July 2019

    “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” is one of the most famous sentences of the 20th century, and it was about science and exploration not conflict – or was it? For centuries humanity has stared at the Moon and attributed to it portents of good...

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  • Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles 1919

    1st July 2019

    The end of June 2019 marked the centenary of the formal ending of the First World War. 11 November 1918 was only the Armistice – it needed a peace treaty to truly end the war. The Treaty of Versailles between the Allies and Germany was signed on 28 June 1919:...

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  • HA Conference Round-up 2019

    3rd June 2019

    We knew the line-up of speakers was good, we knew that the historic city of Chester was a great choice, we knew the hotel would be welcoming, we knew we were going to cover around 2,000 years’ worth of history from the Romans to the current day in two days...

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  • Remembering D-Day: 75 years on

    3rd June 2019

    This month it will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. That courageous and astounding action was one of the key turning points that led to the end of the Second World War and the defeat of Nazism. The further in time we move from that day...

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