General Interest News

  • What's Happening in Black British History? VII

    6th October 2017

    Book now to attend What's Happening in Black British History? VII #WHBBH7 is the seventh in an Institute of Commonwealth Studies series exploring the history of peoples of African origin and descent in Britain.   The day will feature a keynote speech by broadcaster, historian and author David Olusoga, author of Black and British:...

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  • Public Roundtable: Hidden Histories, Public Engagement, WW1 & WW2

    3rd October 2017

    11 April 2018, 6.30–9pmNash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King’s College London, WC2R 2LS A public roundtable on the theme of public engagement and hidden histories, particularly ‘lessons learned’ from the First World War centenary as we approach the major anniversaries of the Second World War. Confirmed panellists include: Lucy Noakes (Essex), Santanu...

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  • The Cold War

    29th September 2017

    Finding a specific date for the start of the Cold War is difficult, but most historians would agree that by autumn of 1947 the division between East and West was set. Relations between the Allies had been awkward at various points throughout the Second World War, after all for many...

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  • Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia

    22nd September 2017

    Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free online resource. The Digital Panopticon website draws on over four million records to allow users to uncover how punishment affected the lives of...

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  • Education, College Women and Suffrage: International Perspectives

    20th September 2017

    Pioneers of women’s higher or further education in different countries both supported and distanced themselves from contemporary suffrage campaigns for a range of reasons. Women who had benefitted from a college education that had introduced them to ideas of equality, democracy and citizenship also joined both sides of the suffrage...

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  • Ancient Athens revealed through its inscriptions

    18th September 2017

    Attic inscriptions in UK collections to be made accessible in new project All the stone inscriptions from ancient Athens in UK collections are to be made public in English translations for the first time, thanks to a new project led by Cardiff University. Created by the inhabitants of the ancient...

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  • The Gloucester History Festival

    7th September 2017

    This year’s Gloucester History Festival (2nd – 17th September) has an intriguing and wide-ranging programme celebrating the theme of ‘revolution and innovation’ with over 100 events across the City. In our Blackfriars Talks series, we welcome Dan Snow and his History Hit show and hear Tony Robinson talking about his historical passions....

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  • Jubilee Fellows 2017

    23rd August 2017

    The Historical Association Jubilee Fellowships were introduced in 2011 to recognise those individuals who through their membership of the HA had been supporting our work as a charity for over 50 years. Many have supported history in other ways, as teachers, lecturers, writers, archivists, curators, local historians, HA branch volunteers...

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  • Call for Papers: The Ever Present Past

    4th August 2017

    History Department Annual Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers In a political and social climate where the future is becoming more daunting and unknown, the past is ever present. Through mass media, anniversaries, popular literature, television and film, there is a tendency to look back. As historians it is...

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  • The Partition of India – 70 years on

    3rd August 2017

    Britain had formally governed the Indian subcontinent from 1858, although its influence there had been growing for the previous two centuries. India was considered the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Political, ethnic and regional movements in India were opposed to being part of a foreign Empire, and...

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