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  • Street Museum Londoninium App

    19th August 2011

    This new free app combines an ancient map of Rome with today's modern London map to show you what the city looked like over 2000 years ago. Did you know The Roman Temple of Mithras stood just moments away from where Bank Tube station is now situated? Or that the...

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  • Public History Committee Dissertations Prizes 2011

    17th July 2011

    Chair of the HA Committee for Public History, Dr Andrew Foster, commented that it was encouraging to see such a varied set of entries in this first year of the competition, all of a high standard, well presented, closely argued and with excellent technical apparatus.  Topics chosen had covered particular...

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  • Providing Public History: Challenges and Opportunities, 2011

    11th July 2011

    A Workshop to launch Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record Around ninety archivists, museum curators, heritage providers and historians gathered at Kingston University on 10th June, for a unique workshop to officially launch the new Centre for the Historical Record. Professor Julius Weinberg, Vice Chancellor of Kingston, opened proceedings...

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  • The History Girls: blog by historical fiction writers

    11th July 2011

    The History Girls is a new joint blog by writers of historical fiction. 26 first-rate writers are lined up to produce a daily blogpost across a range of subjects in the genre. (photo by History Girl Caroline Lawrence) Prize-winning, internationally renowned authors of YA historical fiction like Celia Rees ,Theresa Breslin,...

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  • Top historians gather in London for HA's awards evening 2011

    23rd June 2011

    On 23 June 2011 some of the UK's leading historians gathered in London to celebrate contributors to the subject. The Historical Associations annual event is becoming a must for local, educational and academic historians. In the audience were lovers of history from across the UK excited to be part of an...

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  • OPEN MUSEUM - The Alternative Guide to Glasgow project 2011

    11th June 2011

    The Open Museum was approached by Gowan Calder (Writer in Residence, HMP Glen Ochil) to support the Glasgow Project, through the provision and facilitation of group sessions using our object handling kits. The Alternative Guide to Glasgow The Glasgow Project had already been conceived and established by the participants -...

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  • Young Quills Awards 2010

    5th June 2011

    [Historical Fiction reviewed and nominated by young readers!]  The Historical Association announces the shortlist for the 2010 Young Quills Award. This  prize has two separate categories; Primary and  Secondary, although some books obviously fit into both categories. Books are selected for the shortlist by children reviewers in each category.In order to...

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  • An Evening with Michael Wood

    4th June 2011

    Foyles host Medlicott Awards Evening The Historical Association are please to confirm the venue for the 2011 Medicott Awards Evening. The event will now take place at the Gallery, Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London on Thursday 23rd June 2011.  An Evening with Michael Wood - Winner of the 2011 Medlicott...

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  • The Barry Coward Memorial Fund

    3rd June 2011

    The Historical Association are starting a special fund in Barry Coward's name to support the Great Debate and, hopefully, to raise money to support adults returning to education. Barry was President of the HA from 2005 to 2008 seeing us through our Centenary Celebrations in 2006 and the first Great...

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  • A message from Jackie Eales

    23rd May 2011

    I am delighted to follow Professor Anne Curry as President of the Historical Association. Anne has been a tireless advocate for the HA during her term as President and we recently benefitted in Canterbury from one of her many visits to lecture to the local branches. I am also looking...

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