History news

  • 2017 AGM

    11th April 2017

    Notice is hereby given that the 110th Annual General Meeting of the Historical Association will be held from 16.40 to 17.30 at the Mercure Hotel, Manchester on Friday 12 May 2017. All members are welcome. Any member wishing to raise a motion not already on the agenda should contact the...

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  • US entry into WWI

    6th April 2017

    When the war started in August 1914, the USA led by President Woodrow Wilson pledged neutrality. Wilson was a man committed to peace and non-engagement in European conflicts suited the majority of the US population. There were groups that felt that Britain and France were the natural allies to the...

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  • New National Army museum

    30th March 2017

    The new National Army Museum in Chelsea has now opened it's doors to the public! Come and discover five new thematic galleries exploring the history of the army, its experience of battle, the stories of its soldiers and its relationship with society and the world. Future talks include 'Love and attraction...

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  • New IWM Exhibition

    14th March 2017

    Take a journey from the First World War to the present day, exploring how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict in this major exhibition. From conscientious objectors to peace camps and modern day marches, Fighting for Peace tells the stories of passionate people over the past one...

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  • National History Book Competition

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    Following its successful launch last year, the Historical Association and Amberley Publishing are delighted to announce details of the competition for this year. The aim of the competition is to find the best unpublished history book either from an aspiring or an established author. Whether you have a completed manuscript...

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  • Are we there yet? Women as equals in a modern world

    8th March 2017

    For International Women’s Day and Women’s History month we are releasing our podcasts on: The Women’s Movement - Social and Political Change in the UK 1800-present. In the UK during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries women in organised groups began to challenge the world around them. They fought to be...

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  • Did you say Europe?

    6th March 2017

    On the 9th of June the French Embassy will launch A Date with History in York. Every year this event will bring together historians from France and the UK focusing on a specific theme. In its first year, A Date with History will bring together leading historians from France and...

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  • Branch Podcast: Good Evening Sweetheart

    5th March 2017

    Just before our "Good Evening Sweetheart" talk (9th February) was due to start in Hillhead Library a young lady librarian rushed in waving a sheet of paper, looking very excited - the Secretary wondered if we were double booked and about to be asked to leave.  But no!   She announced...

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  • Podcast Series: The Women's Movement

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  • Great Debate Final 2016/17

    1st March 2017

    The final of the Historical Association's Great Debate public-speaking competition will take place on Saturday 11 March 2017 at the Imperial War Museum, London. The final will see 19 historians aged 16-18 - each the victor of their own regional heat - compete in a test of historical argument and...

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