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  • HA Coronavirus response

    17th March 2020

    2020 Annual Conference goes virtual in November Because of the ongoing risks to adults meeting in large groups, rather than cancelling this year's conference we have decided to hold it virtually, from 11-14 November 2020. We will be keeping many of the speakers and workshops that were originally scheduled for HA Conference...

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  • HA Conference is going virtual for November 2020!

    1st September 2020

    Book now Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th November 2020, online Outsiders might think that those who love history do so because they want to live in it. People might think we are all old tea-drinking, tweed-wearing, vintage-print-adoring book obsessives – but NO, we are clearly hip and modern because we...

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  • 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower

    1st September 2020

    September 2020 is the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower ship from the south of England to the "New World" – America - in 1620.  The voyage was the desire of a religious Christian group, the Puritans, who wished to break away from the Church of England and create...

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  • Your HA Virtual Branch: new lectures

    31st August 2020

    Our Virtual Branch continues this autumn. Visit this page regularly to see new events and talks coming up. We have two new live Virtual Branch talks this October as part of our Presidents season. The subjects of the talks themselves have nothing to do with anything presidential, but to tie in with the US Presidential...

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  • Film: Reimagining the Blitz Spirit

    24th August 2020

    Dr Jo Fox continued our virtual branch lecture series this July on the subject 'Reimagining the Blitz Spirit: the mobilisation of World War II propaganda in our own times'. Jo Fox is the Director of the Institute of Historical Research and a well-known historian specialising in the history of propaganda, rumour and truth telling.  This...

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  • The Historian 146: Out now

    Article

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  • Post-War Japan

    Podcast

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  • Join The Historian editorial board

    4th August 2020

    Have you wondered who puts The Historian together? Who commissions the articles and comes up with ideas for themes? As with all HA publications, The Historian, is edited by our members and has a small board of volunteers who discuss possible themes, commission articles, review and commission for regular features...

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  • VJ Day: 75 Years On

    4th August 2020

    On its 75th anniversary, historian Paula Kitching reflects on the significance of and events leading up to VJ Day in 1945. You can also listen to our new podcast on post-war Japan which explores the topic in further detail. 15 August is VJ Day – Victory in Japan – and marks...

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  • Michael Wood, Hadrian and the Making of Early England

    Article

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