History news

  • HA Coronavirus response

    17th March 2020

    After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Historical Association Annual Conference. This will now take place on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November 2020 at the Bristol Marriott Hotel. Rescheduling the conference will enable us to provide an experience...

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  • Remembering The Battle of Britain: 80 years on

    1st July 2020

    The Battle of Britain is one of the most important battles of the Second World War. It was the battle that ensured that Britain would be the only free Western European country that remained unoccupied by the Nazis and physically able to continue fighting throughout the conflict. It is arguably...

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  • Windrush Day

    22nd June 2020

    To help you find out more about Black British history during this period we have released the following resources from our archive:

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  • Professor Justin Champion

    18th June 2020

    With great sadness the Historical Association has learned of the death of our former President, Professor Justin Champion on 10th June after a long illness. Justin was President of the Historical Association from May 2014 until May 2017 and he was a very popular choice, partly because of his background...

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  • Tackling racism: a continuing dialogue

    10th June 2020

    Recent events in the UK and the USA have once more raised the issue of racism to the top of the news agenda, providing us all with an opportunity to reflect on the type of society we want to live in and that we want to create. Racism has deep...

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  • Thank you to all our volunteers

    1st June 2020

    This Volunteers' Week I would like to say an enormous thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, in all of their roles for the Historical Association. It is only with the enthusiasm and support of a range of individuals from many backgrounds, who are all passionate about history and about...

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  • Annual General Meeting 2020

    13th May 2020

    Participating in our AGM is just one of the ways that members can get involved in shaping the direction of the Historical Association. We have taken the decision to hold the AGM in a virtual environment this year on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 17.00. All individual members, and one...

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  • Your HA Virtual Branch: new lecture programme

    8th May 2020

    The Virtual Branch was introduced at the start of lockdown to make sure everyone could still be in touch with quality historical lectures. As we move out of lockdown the virtual branch will remain open as a part of the HA delivery for full reach and full inclusion. We will...

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  • Local History Month 2020

    1st May 2020

    It’s that time of year again when we encourage everyone to look around them and to explore their local history – but like everything at the moment it’s a little different this year compared to usual. Local History is one of those areas that defies historic time periods and can...

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  • All About the Tudors

    1st May 2020

    Name one of the most popular eras of history in the UK and many will name the Tudors. It’s not surprising really; there are love affairs, heroic battles, political intrigue, good guys (and girls) and villains. However, Tudor history is also complex, with people switching allegiances and advisers arriving and...

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