General Interest News

  • The Historian 135: Out now

    5th December 2017

    One hundred years ago the Russian Revolution of October/November 1917 changed the lives of millions of Russians but it also led to changes across Europe and the rest of the world for decades to come. Those Ten Days that Shook the World were certainly the inspiration for the theme of...

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  • National History Book Competition Winner

    24th November 2017

    The Historical Association and Amberley Publishing are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s National History Book Competition is Into the Remote Places: the RAF in the Middle East, 1918 to the present day by Alastair Farquharson. This will be a comprehensive history of British military involvement in...

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  • HA Tour to Cardiff

    22nd November 2017

    Tour leaders: Elizabeth Yarker with Kathleen Morris With Cardiff as the base, the tour sets out to explore 2,000 years of history in this fascinating area of Wales. There will be visits to Cardiff Castle, Llandaff Cathedral, the Welsh National Museum and Cardiff Bay where we hope to tour the...

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  • Who wore the trousers?

    19th November 2017

    Women in Trousers: A Visual Archive brings together images of bloomers, knickerbockers, culottes and all manner of bifurcated or ‘divided’ garments to tell the story of trouser-wearing women through an online gallery of digital images spanning more than a century. The images in the archive offer a visual account of...

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  • Report on the HA tour to Belgium October 2017

    17th November 2017

    At a very early hour on the morning of 10 October, 28 hardy souls gathered near Victoria Station to join our seventh biennial HA tour.  Soon we were on our way to the Channel Tunnel and our first destination of Ghent, where we were able to admire Van Eyck’s magnificent...

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  • English Heritage and Google reveal historic sites online

    8th November 2017

    Rarely seen works of art and archaeological remains are among the historical treasures being revealed online for the first time. English Heritage has worked with Google to create walk-around online images of 29 sites across England. They include Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, with its links to King Arthur, and a Cold War...

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  • October Revolution 1917 Centenary

    7th November 2017

    The Russian Revolution of October/November 1917 is undoubtedly one of the most important events of the early twentieth century. While revolutions were not new (indeed Russia had already had one in spring 1917), the seizing of power by the Bolsheviks and the introduction of a communist state most certainly was....

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  • York BBC History Weekend

    30th October 2017

    Join BBC History Magazine in historic York, for a fantastic weekend featuring talks from over 25 of the world’s leading historians and authors including Dan Jones, Michael Wood and Alison Weir. From 24-26 November the festival will feature a diverse range of fascinating talks covering topics from the Anglo-Saxons and...

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  • Revolution starts off new Historical Association Bristol Branch

    25th October 2017

     On Wednesday’s  the 11th October a packed lecture theatre with an audience of 120 heard the first lecture of the new Bristol Historical Association.  Professor Chris Read of Warwick gave a fascinating lecture on the question “Is there anything to celebrate about the Russian Revolution”.  Professor Read ranged through questions...

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  • Exhibition Launch: Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians

    20th October 2017

    Join us for the launch of the Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians exhibition at Archives+ in Manchester Central Library from 3pm-5pm on Saturday 11 November 2017. Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians is a multi-media exhibition by five community groups from across Greater Manchester who have explored their own hidden histories; taking them on a journey...

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