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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: 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 through some essential benefits - from...

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  • Virtual Branch recording: Empires of the Normans

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    How did descendants of Viking marauders come to dominate Western Europe and the Mediterranean, from the British Isles to North Africa, and Lisbon to the Holy Land and the Middle East? In this Virtual Branch talk Levi Roach, author of Empires of the Normans, tells a tale of ambitious adventures...

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  • Film: Medlicott Lecture 2023 - Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

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    The Medlicott Medal is awarded annually for outstanding services and contributions to history. This year the Medal went to renowned historian and author Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch who is currently Professor of the Church at Oxford. His 2008 book History of Christianity: the first three thousand years is the leading authority on the history...

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  • Virtual Branch recording: Henry Christophe, the Haitian Revolution and the Caribbean's Forgotten Kingdom

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    How did a man born enslaved on a plantation triumph over Napoleon's invading troops and become king of the first free black nation in the Americas? This is the forgotten, remarkable story of Henry Christophe. Christophe fought as a child soldier in the American War of Independence, before serving in...

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  • Film: Living with Violence at the End of the British Empire

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    In the 1950s, Britain fought a series of brutal wars against insurgents in the colonies of Malaya, Kenya, and Cyprus. How did people at home experience these wars? How did they learn about the use of torture and other unsettling tactics? And how did they respond to this knowledge? In...

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  • Recorded webinar: Bringing history alive through local people and places

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    The webinar takes participants through a brief introduction to understand the value and importance of learning history through local people and places. It will consider the impact this has on children’s depth and quality of learning, understanding and identity. It will offer a series of practical activities and resources which...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Cause and consequence

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    The National Curriculum for History includes concepts of disciplinary knowledge which Ofsted expects to see taught hand in hand with substantive knowledge through Key Stages 1 and 2. This practical webinar will show how subject leaders can assess for progression in the concept of cause and consequence but combined with...

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  • Virtual Branch recording: The survival strategies of the Near Eastern powers facing Mongol invasion.

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    The Mongol invasions into the Near East had a devastating effect upon many societies, sultanates, empires and kingdoms. For decades, wave after wave of armies swept across the area, defeating every army sent against them and utterly reshaping the area’s complex political ecosystem. Some powers fell in battle; some submitted...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Mass-Observing Modern Britain

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    Mass-Observation is probably the most consistently useful source for the study of mid and late 20th social lives Britain. It was established in 1937 with the aim of investigating ordinary life and developing an 'anthropology of ourselves.' It used a range of different methods to collect information, from recording overheard...

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  • Recorded webinar: Teaching the 'People's History' of the Munich Crisis

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    Professor Julie Gottlieb has written extensively on inter-war British political and gender history, and her more recent work has provided alternative perspectives on seemingly settled debates in the historiography of British foreign policy and the history of appeasement. Through the lens of women/gender, social history, and now psychology/emotion, she argues for a...

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  • Film: A short history of Islamic thought

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    In his book of the same name, A short history of Islamic thought, Dr Fitzroy Morrissey provides a concise introduction to the origins and sources of Islamic thought, from its beginnings in the 7th century to the current moment. In this talk he explores the major ideas and introduces the...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Peopling London, 47AD–1960

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    This webinar explores themes around the causes of migration over time and look at practical outcomes in the classroom. It focuses on migration over time in London from the Saxons to the Windrush, through sources and stories, though the themes and ideas used are relevant to schools beyond London. Topics...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Writing historical fiction - Writing and revision

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    In this second webinar in our series on writing historical fiction, author Tony Bradman talks about the actual process of writing the story, with examples. The difficulty of the first page - how to start your story with impact and make sure the reader is gripped from the first line....

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  • Recorded Webinar: Writing historical fiction - Research and planning 

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    In this first webinar about writing historical fiction, author Tony Bradman will talk about how ideas grow from reading and thinking about history. Once you have a good idea, then you need to research it properly, starting with secondary sources for context, then moving on to more specific reading. Visits...

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  • Film: Berengaria of Navarre

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    In this talk Dr Gabrielle Storey discusses the life and times of Berengaria of Navarre, queen of England, lord of Le Mans, and wife of Richard I. Berengaria of Navarre has been inaccurately labelled as the only queen never to have stepped foot in England. This talk will present new analysis...

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  • Recorded webinar: Teaching history during a climate emergency: how can we respond?

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    We are at a vital moment in our attempt to tackle the climate crisis. Global warming is an inter-disciplinary challenge for the world and an inter-disciplinary challenge in education, too. In this talk, Alison Kitson argues that history provides a vital perspective that enables young people to understand our interaction...

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  • Film: Rome in the world/the world in Rome with Dr Lucy Donkin

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    In-person tickets to HA Annual Conference 2023 are now limited but you can still book for an incredible virtual programme. To give you a taster of the fantastic sessions on offer, we've published one of the sessions from last year's HA Conference on Rome in the world/the world in Rome with...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Female slave-ownership in 18th and 19 century Britain

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  • Recorded Webinar: Our Human Planet

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  • Recorded Webinar: Nineteenth-century crime and punishment

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    This webinar with Dr Emma D Watkins explores the changing understanding of crime and responses to it in the nineteenth-century. It provides a brief overview on the general shift from punishment of the body, to banishment, all the way through to imprisonment. With a particular emphasis on the use of...

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