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  • Poland visit - invitation to HA Members

    14th July 2017

    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland are happy to announce and cordially invite members of Historical Association to an educator’s four-day trip to Poland at the end of August. The trip is designed for authors of British history textbooks, editors and secondary school history teachers, with the purpose of...

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  • Partition 70 years on

    13th July 2017

    As India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence this article considers the legacy of the partition of India 70 years on. In the 70 years since India and Pakistan gained independence, they have fought three wars, some would say four, and the simmering tension between India and Pakistan is...

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  • Back from the Front

    12th July 2017

    Volunteers have located and photographed hundreds of WW1 grave markers brought back from the front. Some are cracked and water-damaged. Many have woodworm. Some even have the original Somme mud varnished on to them. Others are ornate, hand-carved and painted, made in the field by comrades, often from scrap wood or old...

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  • Out of the Shadows Conference 2017

    7th July 2017

    Join us for a day full of talks, debate, workshops, role play and mock campaigns, as we examine a wide range of thought-provoking topics including: UK Government: Power of the Prime Minister US Government: Power of the President and Congress Warfare Global politics Intelligence The Cold War Electoral interference Drones...

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  • National History Book Competition

    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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