History news

  • The 1911 Census

    13th March 2011

    April 2011 is the centenary of the 1911 census, a vital resource for family. Gain free access to search the whole census and find transcribed details of your ancestors.

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  • Eminent Historians Debate Public History and the Historical Record

    4th February 2011

    On Wednesday evening (Feb 2011) Kingston University's new Centre for the Historical Record (CHR) hosted a series of thought provoking presentations and a lively panel discussion on the topic of Public History and the Historical Record.  The evening was the fourth in a series of events organized by Dr Nicola...

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  • Case Studies on collaborations between Higher Ed Depts and Public History Institutions

    24th January 2011

    The History Subject Centre, in support of the Historical Association's Committee for Public History, has now published a collection of case studies on collaborations between UK higher education history departments and public history institutions, archives and historical sites. The ebooklet, available at here, provides examples of best practice, including information...

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  • Isle of Wight Branch 60th Anniversary

    12th September 2010

    Sixty Years On Although the Historical Association was formed in 1906 sixteen years elapsed before a branch was established on the Isle of Wight.  From the HA's archives, stored   at Nottingham University, the annual reports indicate the Branch was formed in June 1922 and by the end of the first...

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  • Qualified History Teachers: A thing of the past?

    11th September 2010

    The Historical Association publishes a major survey into the state of history teaching in English secondary schools today and reports some very worrying trends. A significant number of teachers report serious concerns that history is disappearing in their schools, with senior managers assuming that the study of the past has...

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  • Big Global Society: unlocking social action on global issues

    2nd September 2010

    A national conference on Tuesday 2nd November 2010.Why the Big Global Society?The Coalition government has emphasised the importance of the Big Society, but it has focused primarily on local initiatives. To be a truly big society, and to meet the challenges of international poverty and climate change, we need to...

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  • The Future of History in our Schools Debate 2010

    29th July 2010

    Whether you have children or not, whether you're a teacher or not, if you have a love of History this debate matters to you. The media and politicians like nothing better than to comment on what children do or do not know - and History gets it in the neck...

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  • My Name is Nero. Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010.

    20th July 2010

    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010. As part of this competition the winners were invited to have their stories published on the Historical Association website. In the best stories pupils deliberately drew upon the historical fiction writer's devices to write well. They had clearly been explicitly taught how to...

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  • What do Peter Cook and Emperor Napoleon III have in common?

    8th July 2010

    The answer is they are both among the 850 people who are commemorated by official plaques in London. But until now there was no easy way of pinpointing the location of these famous markers. That is set to change with the launch of a new website, plaqueguide.com, which allows people...

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  • Ian Mason's Branch Report to the 2010 AGM

    20th June 2010

    Report to AGM of the Branches and Members Committee  14 May 2010   Meetings since AGM in Leicester, 9/5/09:1.Birmingham Midlands Institute, 6/6/09;2.London Institute for Hist.Research,19/9/09;3.London NCVO,Branch Officers' Meeting,7/11/094.London NCVO, 6/2/10.  Committee Members: Chairholder: Mr.Ian C.Mason, FHAHon.Sec of Cumbria Branch; Deputy Chairholder: Mr.John TillShropshire Branch Officer; Professor G.Batho; G.Bisson;T.Blunden; R.Burgess; J.Golding; R.Hill;...

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