General Interest News

  • Free Festival of History – for all ages

    26th May 2017

    On Sunday 4 June Royal Holloway University in Surrey will be hosting a wonderful and free Festival of History. The day will explore all things historical with camps and re-enactment groups representing events from King John in the thirteenth century to the Suffragettes. The Festival promises to bring history and...

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  • The Origins of the Spanish Civil War

    25th May 2017

    The Spanish Civil War was one of the most devastating wars to affect a European country during the twentieth century. It removed a monarchy, turned region on region and created a dictator. For a while the conflict in Spain became the rallying point for idealists and fighters from all over...

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  • HA Conference 2017 - Report

    18th May 2017

    The Historical Association Annual Conference is always an exciting time – an opportunity to listen to expert speakers, share ideas, discuss different approaches, learn something new, meet with  old friends, make new ones and generally embrace history geekdom. This year in Manchester was no exception. Over 350 people descended on...

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  • Reading Branch Outing

    15th May 2017

    This is a double event that should appeal to anyone fascinated by Britain’s nineteenth, and early twentieth-century industrial might, as well as those interested in seeing some interesting church monuments, including the rarely-exhibited St John Tryptych - or anyone who would simply enjoy a historical day out with some interesting...

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  • Young Quills Shortlist 2017

    12th May 2017

    It’s the shortlist! – The Young Quills 2017 Young people from all over the UK have spent the last few months with their noses in a good book. They have been reading the latest historical fiction and giving their feedback. Yes it’s been the Young Quills competition time. The Young...

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  • Stories of WW2 Women

    11th May 2017

    A project to reveal the stories of female volunteers, The Hidden Histories of a Million Wartime Women, launched a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter in early May 2016. The project has since then hit its £25,000 target and the digitisation of thousands of diary entries, which were awarded UNESCO UK...

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  • City of Lincoln Branch Event Cancelled

    8th May 2017

     Due to unforeseen circumstances, the next City of Lincoln Historical Association branch scheduled to take place TONIGHT Monday 8 May 2017 (BGU) is CANCELLED. Please pass this message on and apologies for any inconvenience caused. The next and final HA talk will take place on Monday 5 June 2017.

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  • The Historian 133: Out Now

    1st May 2017

    This edition of The Historian sets out particularly to celebrate the life of Asa Briggs. It focuses on his work and achievements as an historian, in the widest possible sense of being someone who shaped the discipline as well as inspiring others through his research, teaching and writing. This is...

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  • May is Local and Community History Month

    1st May 2017

    Local history is an important part of the world around us. From the way a street is planned, to the employment that is available, to why that settlement is in that place at all - knowledge of local history can help supply answers and information. It can be the opportunity...

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  • Their past, their memory?

    28th April 2017

    The first event of the Teaching and Learning War Research Network – Their Past, Their Memory? – will be taking place in London on 15 September. It is a one-day interdisciplinary workshop hosted at King’s College, London as part of the AHRC funded Teaching and Learning War Research Network to...

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