Modern

Starting with the nineteenth century and bringing us right up to the debates of today this section contains many insightful podcasts that explore the recent and current world around us. Included here are the arguments around the legacy of war and the impact of social change. The history of social and civil movements and modern debate about religion and technology. Read more

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  • Magna Carta today

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Justin Fisher discusses why Magna Carta is still significant today.

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  • Film: An Interview with Margaret MacMillan

    Multipage Article

    The HA are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Professor Margaret MacMillan. The Medlicott Medal is for outstanding contributions to the study and enjoyment of history. The award will be presented on Wednesday 8 July 2015 in central London, where she will also...

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  • The Legacy of Chartism

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Penelope Corfield looks at the legacy of the Chartist Movement, links to later political movements and discusses what the fate of the Chartist Movement can tell us about the difficulties in organising sustained protests and campaigning from outside the political system.

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  • An Interview with Linda Colley

    Multipage Article

    Professor Linda Colley CBE, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS is a British Historian and a Fellow of the Historical Association.At the start of 2014 she wrote and presented a BBC Radio 4 series about the Acts of Union and Disunion, now a book. Over the summer she came into the HA offices...

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  • An Introduction to 19th Century African and Caribbean British History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Hakim Adi of the University of Chichester gives an introduction to 19th Century African and Caribbean British History.

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  • An Introduction to 20th Century African and Caribbean British History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Hakim Adi gives an introduction to 20th Century African and Caribbean British History.

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  • African and Caribbean British Political Activists

    Podcast

    In this podcast Marika Sherwood look at the history of African and Caribbean Political Activists in the late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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  • The British Humanist Association

    Podcast

    In this podcast Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association looks at the origins and history the British Humanist Association.

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  • South Asian British History 1800-1900

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sumita Mukherjee discusses 19th century South Asian British History.

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  • The Catholic British Community 1800-present.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Michael Hodgetts examines the development of the British Catholic Community from 1800 to the present day.

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  • The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

    Podcast

    In this podcast Kate Hudson, the General Secretary of CND, looks at the history of CND in the 20th and 21st Century.

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  • The British Muslim Community

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray of Cardiff University looks at the growth and development of the British Muslim Community.

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  • Britain's Sikh Communities

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Emerita Eleanor Nesbitt of the of the University of Warwick discusses the history of Britain's Sikh communities.

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  • Britain's Hindu Communities

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    In this podcast Professor Emerita Eleanor Nesbitt of the University of Warwick discusses the history of Britain's Hindu communities.

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  • The British LGBT Civil Rights Movement: 1960-present

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    In this podcast Professor Sally R Munt of the University of Sussex discusses The origins and devlopment of the British LGBT Civil Rights Movement.

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  • British LGBT History: 1914-1960

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matt Cook of Birkbeck, Univeristy of London examines British LGBT History from 1914-1960.

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  • British LGBT History: 1800-1914

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    In this podcast Dr Sean Brady of Birkbeck, University of London looks at British LGBT History from 1800-1914.

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  • British LGBT Community: Changes over the last 200 years

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Sally R Munt looks at how the lives of individuals within the LGBT community have changed over the last 200 years and asks: what accounts for this change?

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  • British & Irish Lesbian History in the 19th Century

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    In this podcast Dr Emma Vickers of the University of Reading discusses British Lesbian History in the 19th Century and passionate friendship.

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  • Modern British Jewish History

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    In this podcast Paula Kitching looks at the history of the British Jewish Community from 1800.

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