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  • Join The Historian editorial board

    4th August 2020

    Have you wondered who puts The Historian together? Who commissions the articles and comes up with ideas for themes? As with all HA publications, The Historian, is edited by our members and has a small board of volunteers who discuss possible themes, commission articles, review and commission for regular features...

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  • VJ Day: 75 Years On

    4th August 2020

    On its 75th anniversary, historian Paula Kitching reflects on the significance of and events leading up to VJ Day in 1945. You can also listen to our new podcast on post-war Japan which explores the topic in further detail. 15 August is VJ Day – Victory in Japan – and marks...

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  • Michael Wood, Hadrian and the Making of Early England


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  • The Historian 145: Out now

    8th July 2020

    Read The Historian 145 Migration has been a hot topic over the recent past. Tempers have risen, noises have been made. Migration is bad. Migration is good. There have been government targets for net migration (mostly missed by huge margins) and these have prompted much anguish amongst some politicians. So...

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  • Remembering The Battle of Britain: 80 years on

    1st July 2020

    The Battle of Britain is one of the most important battles of the Second World War. It was the battle that ensured that Britain would be the only free Western European country that remained unoccupied by the Nazis and physically able to continue fighting throughout the conflict. It is arguably...

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  • Windrush Day

    22nd June 2020

    To help you find out more about Black British history during this period we have released the following resources from our archive:

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  • Professor Justin Champion

    18th June 2020

    With great sadness the Historical Association has learned of the death of our former President, Professor Justin Champion on 10th June after a long illness. Justin was President of the Historical Association from May 2014 until May 2017 and he was a very popular choice, partly because of his background...

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  • Tackling racism: a continuing dialogue

    10th June 2020

    Recent events in the UK and the USA have once more raised the issue of racism to the top of the news agenda, providing us all with an opportunity to reflect on the type of society we want to live in and that we want to create. Racism has deep...

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  • Thank you to all our volunteers

    1st June 2020

    This Volunteers' Week I would like to say an enormous thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, in all of their roles for the Historical Association. It is only with the enthusiasm and support of a range of individuals from many backgrounds, who are all passionate about history and about...

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  • Annual General Meeting 2020

    13th May 2020

    Participating in our AGM is just one of the ways that members can get involved in shaping the direction of the Historical Association. We have taken the decision to hold the AGM in a virtual environment this year on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 17.00. All individual members, and one...

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