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  • Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia

    22nd September 2017

    Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free online resource. The Digital Panopticon website draws on over four million records to allow users to uncover how punishment affected the lives of...

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  • Jubilee Fellows 2017

    23rd August 2017

    The Historical Association Jubilee Fellowships were introduced in 2011 to recognise those individuals who through their membership of the HA had been supporting our work as a charity for over 50 years. Many have supported history in other ways, as teachers, lecturers, writers, archivists, curators, local historians, HA branch volunteers...

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  • The Partition of India – 70 years on

    3rd August 2017

    Britain had formally governed the Indian subcontinent from 1858, although its influence there had been growing for the previous two centuries. India was considered the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Political, ethnic and regional movements in India were opposed to being part of a foreign Empire, and...

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  • The Historian 134: out now

    20th July 2017

    The idea behind this edition emerged from a discussion on how we ought to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Indian independence. From that, our discussions widened to consider how empires end in general, and to discover where new thinking about this can help us understand the dynamics of Empire. Most...

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  • National History Book Competition 2017

    6th July 2017

    Entries for this year’s Historical Association - Amberley Publishing National History Book Competition have been of a very high standard. The staff at Amberley Publishing have been busy reading submissions and have produced the shortlist for 2017: The Mighty Atom: James Catton, Sports Reporter: a history of the British sporting...

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  • Historical Association Annual Awards Evening 2017

    21st June 2017

    Each summer the HA holds an awards evening. The awards cover a number of important areas of the Association’s outreach work, its values and the roles of its members and supporters. Mary Beard awarded Medlicott Medal Newly-appointed HA President Professor Tony Badger introduced one of the high points of the HA...

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  • The Historical Association has a new President

    15th June 2017

    Tony Badger is Professor in American History at Northumbria University with a distinguished career and reputation amongst his peers. He has been in senior roles at the University of Cambridge and published widely. “I am delighted to be able to work with Tony over the next few years. He is...

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  • 2017 Medlicott Medal

    14th June 2017

    We are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2017 has been awarded to Professor Mary Beard OBE FSA FBA. Mary Beard is known to many through her television and radio work and her highly acclaimed books. She is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and editor...

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  • Gillian Burnett awarded British Empire Medal (BEM)

    13th June 2017

    The twenty-first Annual Dinner of the Isle of Wight branch was held at the Brading Roman Villa. Fifty members and invited guests assembled before the Dinner in the Villa itself to witness the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White CB CBE JP, representing Her Majesty...

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  • Battle of Messines Ridge centenary

    9th June 2017

    Messines Ridge is part of the arc of high ground in the south-east corner around Ypres in Flanders, to which the Germans tactically withdrew in autumn 1914 helping to form the Ypres Salient. From this vantage point the Germans were able to see just about anything the Allies did in...

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