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  • Professor W.A. Speck

    1st March 2017

    We are very sad to announce the death of Professor Bill Speck. Bill was President of the HA from 1999 to 2002 and editor of the journal History from 1986 to 1992. Bill was a greatly admired and respected historian as well as a kind and much loved person. He...

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  • Cornwall Branch - Magna Carta Lecture

    24th February 2017

    The lecture will be given by Nigel Saul, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London The talk will trace the early history of Magna Carta, showing both how it was created in John's reign and how it was extinguished and then resurrected under Henry III, before going on to consider the...

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  • The Great War and Empire

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    On 8th March 2017 (6pm PL L5) the Historical Association Cornwall Branch, in collaboration with the History Society Penryn Campus, will host an ‘in conversation’ event around the theme of the Great War and Empire: Paradoxes, Encounters and Legacy. Dr Catriona Pennell, Dr Daniel Steinbach and Professor Richard Toye from...

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  • BBC History Magazine Event

    16th February 2017

    BBC History Magazine is taking over the M Shed museum in Bristol for the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February for three fascinating events with some of the biggest names in history. On 25 February, the weekend will open with a day of talks exploring one of Britain's...

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  • The Alhambra Decree

    10th February 2017

    In March 1492, 525 years ago, the Spanish Catholic Monarchs Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon issued the Alhambra Decree. The decree issued an ultimatum that all of the Jews living in Spain had just four months to convert to Christianity or leave Spanish territory. There are...

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  • The Historian 132: Out Now

    9th February 2017

    The theme of this edition is ‘Journeys’. Our contributors have been asked to explore a journey, be it a journey through time or space. At the heart of each of their articles are people – bodyguards or commuters, historians or gardeners, mercenaries or nurses, queens or spies – and in...

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  • It's LGBT History month: how far have we come?

    1st February 2017

    The British Government has pardoned thousands of gay and bisexual men found guilty of sexual offenses that are no longer crimes. The Alan Turing Law recognises that these men approximately 49,000 of them had done nothing wrong.  In the last couple of decades civil rights for the LGBT community in...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day

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    Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember the victims of the Nazis racial and political persecutions from over 70 years ago. It is also an opportunity to think about those that have been the victims of genocide since the end of the Second World War, perhaps most importantly it...

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  • HA Manchester Tour 2017

    25th January 2017

    Monday 26th  June – Monday 3rd July 2017 Tour Leaders: Elizabeth Yarker and Kathleen Morris  The powered manufacture of cotton put the towns of South East Lancashire at one of the centres of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Manchester was their commercial centre and grew to become the world’s first...

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  • The Curious Cabinet of Sir Thomas Browne

    25th January 2017

    Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors alike, conjuror of words and witness in a witch trial. Sir Thomas Browne is probably the greatest British genius you’ve never heard of.  This new exhibition uncovers a man of unbounded curiosity who saw the extraordinary in the everyday,...

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