General Interest News

  • Black History Month 2018

    2nd October 2018

    In the UK October is Black History Month – a few weeks of the year when men and women of colour are featured in classrooms and beyond. Is this to raise awareness of the diversity of the people of the past, or of people now, or the diversity around us...

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  • BBC History Magazine's History Weekends - HA Members Save 20%

    2nd October 2018

    BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend festivals are back with the biggest line-ups yet. Set in two idyllic locations across two weekends in October, the show travels first to the medieval city of Winchester (5-7 Oct) and then historic York (19-21 Oct). Each packed weekend features a diverse range of engaging...

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  • National Archives to illuminate 1920s Britain with new online resource

    2nd October 2018

    The UK National Archives have posted online an array of fascinating documents and pictures illuminating the history of the 1920s, a decade that saw enormous changes in British society. The new resouce makes available 67 letters, cartoons, photographs, official documents and handwritten notes covering the General Strike, hunger marches and unemployment, the...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    11th September 2018

    The latest edition of HA News features reports on this year's Medlicott Awards evening, the HA tour of Cardiff and the RAF100 commemoration event at Westminster Abbey. Chair of Branches and Members Mike Short tells us what got him into history, and there are new branch dates for your diary.If you have suggestions for what you’d like to...

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  • Report on the Historical Association Tour of Cardiff and its environs

    31st August 2018

    Twenty-three  people met in the comfortable Clayton Hotel in central Cardiff in June to attempt to assimilate two thousand years of Welsh history in a week. We were blessed with a heatwave, a bustling city environment, and a lot to see. We started on the eastern edge of South Wales...

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  • Archaeologists discover buried Roman village in Alderney

    31st August 2018

    Excavations in Alderney have uncovered what looks to be the largest and oldest Roman settlement yet found in the Channel Islands, buried beneath sand in what is now Longis Common. Dating back to the 2nd Century BC and possibly covering an area of up to 5,000 square metres, the village was...

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  • The Historian 138: Out now

    23rd August 2018

    We are drawing towards the close of the First World War centenary. This November there will be lots of stories in the media about that period. We wanted to get some of our coverage done early – partly before you all get bogged down with an overload, but also to...

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  • What is your favourite history place?

    3rd August 2018

    One of the fortunate things about the UK is how many places of historical interest there are all around us. There is evidence of the past everywhere, from very old sites like Iron Age Hill forts and ancient standing stones through to places of recent history such as the 2012...

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  • New research sheds light on downfall of Classic Maya civilisation

    3rd August 2018

    The Maya was one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations, and its apparently sudden decline in the 9th century AD has long been a subject for historical debate.   Now scientists have found evidence which appears to confirm the theory that the large-scale abandonment of Maya city states was precipitated by a massive drought...

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

    13th July 2018

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston and Huddersfield, the ninth of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies’ Black British History Workshops will be held at Senate House, London on Thursday 8th November 2018.  Proposals are welcomed for papers and presentations on a wide variety of themes relating...

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