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  • Local History Month 2021

    1st April 2021

    May is Local History Month and time to celebrate the local heritage that is all around us and time to get out and find out more.  While it may seem that the local area is the one place we do not want to focus on at the moment, it might...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    22nd March 2021

    In this spring 2021 edition of HA News Dr Anne Murphy explores the origins of European financial markets; we present a special 'Real Lives' feature on the extraordinary policeman Harry Daley; there are inspiring 'What got me into history' pieces by Emma Griffin and Michael Maddison; and Paula Kitching chats to HA President Peter Mandler about his new...

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  • A milestone for HA membership

    19th March 2021

    We're delighted to share the incredible news that as of end February 2021 the HA has over 10,000 members. That figure includes both individual and school or organisational members covering multiple members of staff, and means that really many thousands more teachers, students and general history lovers are now members...

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  • Writing Black histories, telling Black stories

    12th March 2021

    In February 2021 we were delighted to continue the HA Virtual Branch with Stephen Bourne, author of a number of books including Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War and Black in the British Frame: The Black Experience in British Film and Television. In 2017 South Bank University awarded Stephen an Honorary Fellowship for...

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  • Remembering and sharing an enthusiasm for history

    1st March 2021

    The role that many teachers carry out without realising is as an advocate for their subject, sharing their enthusiasm for learning with children day after day and year after year. The majority of those teachers do not have plaques put up for them or memorials in the town square, but...

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  • March is Women’s History Month

    1st March 2021

    Once again we are back at the dilemma about whether or not to designate a month for a specific group who are often underrepresented in the usual historical narratives. This dilemma is particularly interesting when it comes to women – after all, women make up at least 50% of the...

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  • HA Conference 2021 goes virtual

    18th February 2021

    Book now It is HA conference time! Not to be foiled by a pandemic we are still having a May HA conference this year – but it will be digital. There will still be keynote lectures by top historians and educators, and we’ll still have workshop sessions and live discussion...

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  • Film: China's Good War - How World War II is shaping a new nationalism

    12th February 2021

    Professor Rana Mitter recently gave a lecture for the HA Virtual Branch where he used film and other propaganda works to explore how key events of global history are being represented in China to develop a different understanding of its own past. The talk addressed a number of the factors for this change...

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  • Film: Blood and Iron

    29th January 2021

    Katya Hoyer recently gave a lecture for the HA Virtual Branch on Weltkrieg: the German home front during the First World War and the devastating effects of total war on a divided and insecure society. This talk provides an insight into the First World War that is often overlooked, reminding us that conflicts involve...

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  • Film: Henry V: Henry the Conqueror?

    29th January 2021

    'Henry V - Henry the Conqueror? In this lecture former HA President Anne Curry Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Southampton addresses the question  'Henry V - Henry the Conqueror?'. She explores the relationship between Henry V, his court and those in France. If you're a member of the HA you can also...

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