History news

  • 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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  • 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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  • Professor Jackie Eales, President 2011 - 2014

    23rd May 2011

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Jackie Eales was confirmed as President to succeed Professor Anne Curry at the AGM on 13 May 2011. Jackie is Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her research interests have focussed on Puritanism and the Parliamentarian Party and she...

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  • Branches and Members Committee News 2011

    4th May 2011

    Each year the committees that have sprung from the full Council of the HA have to report to the Annual General Meeting. It is good, if not always easy, to have to give account of what we do. The Branches and Members Committee tries to represent to head office what...

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  • HA Annual Conference 2011

    12th April 2011

    13-14 May 2011 Manchester Conference Centre Conference booking is now closed. If you would like to come to the conference, places are still available and you can pay on the door. Many of the secondary workshop sessions are now full to capacity, and space is many secondary sessions is very...

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