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  • LGBT History Month 2019

    8th February 2019

    It is LGBT month and over the years the HA has done a lot to explore and raise awareness about LGBT history.  So for this year we thought it was about time that we pulled some of the information together so that you can find out more and, if you...

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

    7th February 2019

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston and Huddersfield, the 10th of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS)’ Black British History Workshops will be held at the University of Leicester on Thursday 2nd May 2019. The ICwS welcome proposals for papers and presentations for these workshops...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    7th February 2019

    The latest edition of HA News includes full details of the 2019 Annual Conference programme in one of England's oldest cities – Chester, as well as news from the world of history education, an obituary of former HA President Donald Read (1930-2018), the centenary of the Nuneaton Branch, updates on Young Quills and the Great Debate, HA tours,...

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  • 100 not out: the Nuneaton branch centenary

    31st January 2019

    For the 2018–19 season, the Nuneaton Branch of the HA is celebrating its centenary. Founded in 1919, by 1921 there were 78 members. In 1924, members went on a ‘charabanc’ tour of Leicestershire churches, ending at Fenny Drayton, where they joined in the celebrations for the tercentenary of the birth...

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  • 2019 Medlicott Medal for services to history

    31st January 2019

    We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Medlicott Medal will be awarded to Professor Dame Janet L. Nelson – better known to all as Jinty. Jinty is a distinguished scholar of early medieval Europe and an influential figure to many historians. Her research has explored ideas of kingship and...

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  • Historical Association Annual Conference 2019

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    Book now at haconference.com This year the HA Annual Conference is in one of England’s oldest cities – Chester. With some of the UK’s richest Roman remains, alongside medieval structures, a Norman castle and a Victorian shopping centre, Chester has a lot to offer a historian. History tours of the...

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  • Queen Anne – she’s hot news right now and we know all about her!

    15th January 2019

    Queen Anne – you know, the one the film is about that Olivia Colman got the Golden Globe for, and is tipped for a Bafta and possibly an Oscar nomination for as well! The film is The Favourite and the story is about an aspect of the life of the...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

    11th January 2019

    The scale and horror that is the reality of genocide often serves to shock and repulse us, with the result that we often turn away from some of the details and perhaps from the broader picture. Yet it is often the details and nuances that enable us to understand how...

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  • Gift Membership

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    Historical Association membership is the perfect gift for anybody who studies, teaches or simply has a love of history. HA membership is not only a unique and personal gift but also supports future teaching and learning of history in schools across the UK and beyond.  Your gift recipient will receive:...

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  • Transcribed pamphlets shed new light on pre-Civil War Britain

    11th December 2018

    Hundreds of handwritten pamphlets detailing the news, politics, intrigue and scandals of pre-Civil War Britain are now at the fingertips of academics, history buffs, teachers and students. The Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England project was led by University of Birmingham historian Dr Noah Millstone, and the Historical Association were involved...

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