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  • HA News, Spring 2023

    1st April 2023

    In this edition of HA News we're eagerly anticipating our upcoming Annual Conference in Harrogate this May. We've lined up some excellent speakers including Professor Dame Mary Beard and we have some unusual and engaging topics, including a General strand talk on 'Victorian Women Lion Tamers' which inspired the front cover of this HA News....

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  • Virtual Branch Recording: Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea

    20th March 2023

    Professor Jan Rüger joined the Virtual Branch on 9th February 2023 to talk about his book Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea, tracing a rich history of contact and conflict from the Napoleonic Wars to the Cold War. For generations this North Sea island expressed a German...

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  • Women's History Month

    1st March 2023

    March is Women's History Month.  10-19 March is also National Science and Engineering Week and we have decided to extend this week for historical purposes and to celebrate women's involvement in this field. Too often women have found themselves bypassed on the lists of our science and engineering heroes. Therefore, we would like...

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  • The Historian 156: Out now


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  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    2nd February 2023

    The new film version of the German classic All Quiet on the Western Front has reopened the debate around the futility of war once more. The film is based on the German writer Erich Maria Remarque’s book, which draws on his experiences of serving in the German forces during the...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

    4th January 2023

    Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual reminder to remain vigilant to the horrors that people can inflict on each other. However, it is also an opportunity to remind everyone of the detail of past events that can sometimes seem too big to comprehend. This year the theme is Ordinary People...

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  • Historical anniversaries in 2023

    4th January 2023

    Every year has significant anniversaries and 2023 is no exception. It is 70 years since the European Convention on Human Rights became effective; 80 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; 100 years since the Republic of Turkey was established; 150 years since the publication of Anna Karenina; 200 years since...

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  • Join the HA's Feedback Panel

    1st December 2022

    As part of the HA's ongoing development work we are looking for volunteers to form a dedicated ‘feedback panel’ for more in-depth research into areas such as our membership offering, CPD provision and marketing communications, and to act as a soundboard for future proposals. You do not need to be...

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  • HA News, Autumn 2022

    21st September 2022

    This autumn 2022 edition of HA News looks at the theme 'moving forward' by centring on an the HA's new Strategy for 2022-25. We also look ahead to the HA Annual Conference 2023 with an exciting keynote announcement, and opportunities for you to get involved in our Governing Council and standing committees. Stephen...

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  • Historical Association public statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    9th September 2022

    The Historical Association is deeply saddened by the death of our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of our organisation and members we offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family. For 70 years Elizabeth II has represented continuity and stability in an ever-changing world. Her life of...

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