Past Event Resources

We know how important it is to you to be able to reflect upon the professional development you undertake and to revisit the resources, advice and guidance. In this section, you will find a repository of training resources and materials from past events.

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  • Film: Exploring representations and attitudes to disability across history

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    This webinar was presented by Richard Rieser, who is a campaigner and champion for disability rights and the coordinator of UK Disability History Month. His presentation is part of our ongoing work to explore disability history and the arguments and representations of it and ensure that people from disability groups...

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  • Webinar on demand: Reviewing and reflecting on the quality of your history curriculum

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    By popular demand we are giving teachers the chance to view some of our recent webinar highlights by releasing recordings of previous webinars for a limited time period. Simply purchase this resource to gain access to the recording (you will need to be logged in to pay and access the...

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  • Film: Making the most of your primary membership

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    Are you new to HA primary membership and not sure where to start? Want a taster of the benefits before you join? Or have you been a member for a while and want to make sure that you're using your membership to its full potential? In this recorded webinar, we guide you...

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  • Film: Life and Death in Occupied France

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    Robert Pike joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss the research for his latest book Silent Village: Life and Death in Occupied France. This work explores life in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane before, during and after the infamous massacre and destruction by Nazi Germany that took place on 10 June...

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  • Webinar on demand: Using oral history in the classroom

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    By popular demand we are giving teachers the chance to view some of our recent webinar highlights by releasing recordings of previous webinars for a limited time period. This webinar recording is free and exclusive to Historical Association members and will be available to view on this page until the end...

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  • Film: How has warfare changed over time?

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    How and why has warfare changed from the Battle of Hastings in 1066, fought with armed with swords and shields, to the weapons of mass destruction of today? This webinar with Andrew Wrenn considers significant turning points such as the impact of gunpowder in the Middle Ages and the development...

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  • Film: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

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    In this Virtual Branch webinar we were joined in conversation with Dr Toby Green on his acclaimed book 'A Fistful of Shells'. Shortlisted for the 2020 Wolfson Prize and winner of the 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, the book explores West Africa from the Rise of the...

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  • Film: Introduction to Sporting Heritage in the Curriculum

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    Excited about the opportunity to creatively incorporate sporting history as new part of your curriculum offer or a thematic enrichment extension to it? Interested in hearing more about how this approach could inspire your students’ potential approach to EPQ? Like to influence and shape how this might be achieved? Join...

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  • Film: Meet the author: Marc Morris on The Anglo-Saxons

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    In this Virtual Branch talk best-selling author and renowned historian Marc Morris joined us to discuss the process of researching for, structuring and writing his new book The Anglo-Saxons: a history of the beginnings of England.  Drawing on a vast range of original evidence - chronicles, letters, archaeology and artefacts - Morris's...

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  • Film: Primary History and the Ofsted Inspection Framework

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    In May of 2021, Ofsted published a blog post of findings from visits carried out to 24 different primary schools in order to gather evidence as to the quality of history education provided by these outstanding schools. You can find the blog here: https://educationinspection.blog.gov.uk/2021/04/27/history-in-outstanding-primary-schools/  Areas of both strength and improvement were outlined, although the...

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  • Film: Untold Stories of D-Day

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    The HA has worked with film-maker,  historian and Legasee ambassador Martyn Cox on a series of webinars looking at untold stories from the Second World War. Many of these stories are taken for the oral histories provided in interviews given to Martyn on film.  In this filmed webinar, Martyn goes...

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  • Film: 'Mayflower Lives: building a New Jerusalem in the New World'

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    Historian and author Martyn Whittock recently gave a lecture for the HA Virtual Branch on'Mayflower Lives: building a New Jerusalem in the New World'. In 1620, 102 ill-prepared asylum seekers landed two months later than planned, in the wrong place on the eastern coast of North America. By the next summer, half of them...

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  • Film: Ask the Primary Committee

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    The first in a series of new termly webinars, this session offered a discussion with Sue Temple and Chris Trevor from our primary committee about what we can learn from lockdown in terms of History teaching, and ideas about what we could/should do now to help our children going forward. 

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  • Film: The Great Fire of London

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    Capture the sights and sounds of the insanitary and overcrowded capital city of Stuart England in 1666 with Andrew Wrenn. Compare how city fires were fought in London then and today, learn why the Great Fire spread so quickly from Pudding Lane, hear how Samuel Pepys the diarist witnessed events...

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  • Building St James's spire: Louth's guilds and popular piety in the later middle ages

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    Medieval historian Dr Claire Kennan continued our Virtual Branch series with a local history talk on the building of St James's spire, Louth.  In her talk Kennan traces the important role that Louth's major guilds of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Trinity played in the building of the St James’s spire. Throughout the...

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  • Film: Dealing with the issues from lockdown in the primary history classroom

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    In the last 12 months many pupils have missed significant chunks of school and importantly a significant chunk of their history learning. In this special one-off webinar we discuss some of the issues we are all facing. What does catch up in history look like? How helpful is this terminology?...

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  • Film: Writing Black histories, telling Black stories

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    In February 2021 we were delighted to continue the HA Virtual Branch with Stephen Bourne, author of a number of books including Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War and Black in the British Frame: The Black Experience in British Film and Television. In 2017 South Bank University awarded Stephen an Honorary Fellowship for...

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  • Film: The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin

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    Jonathan Phillips’s 2020 HA Virtual Conference keynote talk on The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin reveals how a man initially branded as ‘the son of Satan’ became so esteemed in Europe and, through extensive new research, we will follow how his character and achievements have acted as a role model for...

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  • Film: What is diversity within the primary history curriculum?

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    This spring and summer we are pleased to be running a new series of webinars aimed at teachers working in primary schools: Diversity in the primary history curriculum. This series will consider the following questions: What is diversity? Why has it proved to be controversial? How can we respond to this?...

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  • Film: China's Good War

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    In this lecture Professor Mitter uses film and other propaganda works to explore how key events of global history are being represented in China to develop a different understanding of its own past. The talk addresses a number of the factors for this change in how China is reflecting on...

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