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  • Women's History Month 2024

    20th February 2024

    Women historically have been sidelined, marginalised, discriminated against and overlooked both in their daily lives, in the historical record and for their contributions across society. Women’s History Month is a way to highlight these historical failings and reevaluate how the past has been presented, to encourage the stories of women...

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  • The Historian 160: Out now!

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  • Historical Association Annual Conference 2024 in Birmingham

    26th January 2024

    Historical Association Annual Conference 2024 Birmingham, The Eastside Rooms10-11 May 2024  Book your place now Birmingham – it has been the greenest city in Britain, the industrial heart of a nation, the fastest growing city in the 19th century and a home of the Commonwealth Games. It has a long, sometimes...

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  • Film series: Power and authority in Russia and the Soviet Union

    23rd January 2024

    We are delighted to launch a new film series examining leadership in Russia and the USSR over the course of the twentieth century. Russia and its history often fascinates the rest of us in Europe as well as horrifying us. She has been our friend and ally, and our physical and...

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  • LGBTQ+ History Month

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    The study of history allows historians to explore the past in many ways and for many reasons. In recent years the debates around understanding wider histories, or less narrow interpretations of history, and the people who are part of it have been important. It is not that the past was...

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  • Recorded webinar series: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the UN Convention on Genocide

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  • New Podcast Series: The Ancient Near East

    18th January 2024

    It is hard to underestimate the impact that the ancient Near East has had on the history of the world, and the lasting hold it has had on our imaginations. From the birth of the written word, the wheel and the first city-states to the pyramids and the pharaohs, we...

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  • Richard III and the Princes controversy – a classic new year whodunnit!

    2nd January 2024

    Around 30 years ago I came across a book called The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. It’s a novel about a detective who tries to solve the mystery of the two Plantagenet princes who disappeared from the Tower of London under their uncle’s watch. Their uncle was to become King Richard...

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  • Historical anniversaries in 2024

    2nd January 2024

    It’s the start of a new year – what can we expect? As we don’t have a crystal ball we can’t tell you what will happen, but as historians we can tell you about some of the things we will be remembering or marking over 2024. We think there will...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

    29th November 2023

    27 January 2024 is Holocaust Memorial Day, an annual event to recognise and remember the murder of six million Jews, as well as other victims of Nazi persecution including minority groups and political and ideological opponents. The day is also an opportunity to remember the other genocides that have been...

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