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  • Parliament and Votes for Women

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014 Saturday - Session 3 - SHPV3 Parliament and Votes for Women - Clare Mullin Outreach Officer for the Midlands An examination of the role of Suffragist and Suffragette  campaigning to secure the vote for women. Including insights and documents from the Parliamentary Archives collection.

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  • Puritan attitudes towards plays and pleasure in the Age of Shakespeare

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    In Twelfth Night Shakespeare gently mocked the Puritans, who objected to stage plays and other entertainments. Yet within four decades, the Puritans had closed the London theatres and were about to seize power from Charles I. Among their many reforms were the banning of Christmas celebrations and of Twelfth Night itself....

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  • Progression and assessment in the new KS3

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014Progression and assessment in the new KS3 by Alex Ford Head of History, Guiseley SchoolFriday - Session 2 - FSAF2Saturday - Session 4 - SSAF4How will teachers assess progress in History now that the ‘levels' system is no more? Are there any meaningful alternatives? Will...

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  • Assessment and Progression in the new Curriculum at Key Stage 3

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    Steve Mastin is head of history at Sawston Village College in Cambridgeshire. The downloadable resource below is from a workshop session delivered at the London History Forum in November 2013 on progression in the new curriculum. Alex Ford is Head of History at Guiseley School. In his article in Teaching History 157, Alex...

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  • Rigorous history and Ofsted success: happy bedfellows

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    Michael Fordham - Head of History, Cottenham Village College  Geraint Brown - Advanced Skills Teacher, Cottenham Village CollegeHA Annual Conference 2013 Workshop ResourcesThe Cottenham Village College history department was used as a ‘Good Practice' case study by Ofsted in 2012, with the report highlighting enquiry-based planning, rigorous historical thinking and...

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  • Effective collaboration between schools and museums

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    A Salford project on the First World War - HA Annual Conference 2013 Workshop ResourcesSteve Illingworth - Independent Educational Consultant and former Head of HistoryThis workshop examines a recent Salford project to make accessible to secondary school students the rich First World War material found in the city's museum. As well...

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  • Napoleon and the creation of an imperial legend

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    Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Alan Forrest - University of York Napoleon would become a nineteenth-century hero, the stuff of legend in a romantic age. This lecture examines the genesis of the Napoleonic myth, and shows how throughout his career he consciously burnished his...

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  • How glorious was Gloriana? Elizabeth I and her historians

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    Presidential Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Jackie Eales  - President of the HA and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University Elizabeth I's spin doctors created a lasting image of her as Gloriana and when she died her reign was lauded...

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  • The Reformation: the view from the north

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    Lecture from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Professor Bill Sheils - University of York The Reformation comprised a range of regional and local experiences, each with its own character and chronology. This talk will examine the broad characteristics of religious change in the north of England between...

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  • Writing the history of nineteenth-century Europe

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    Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast Sir Richard Evans FBA - Regius Professor of History and President of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge ‘Study problems, not periods', Lord Acton famously advised in his Inaugural Lecture at Cambridge. Centuries in themselves have no historical meaning; the...

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  • Secondary HA Conference 2013 resources

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    Handouts and Powerpoints from secondary workshops that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2013. The HA Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to join the history community on a weekend of expert CPD and engaging history. In the Secondary pathway you can hear from the experts behind the Teaching History articles and textbooks...

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  • Presidential Lecture - Charles I: The People's Martyr?

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    2012 Annual Conference Presidential Lecture Charles I: The People's Martyr? Jackie Eales, HA President and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University Charles I was renowned for his distrust of ‘popularity'. Yet during the 1640s he was forced to appeal to his people for support and in...

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  • War, Society and the State in Early Modern Europe

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    Lecture from the 2012 HA Annual Conference  Frank Tallett: Fellow in History at the University of Reading and former Head of its School of Humanities Until recently, military history has largely been concerned with ‘badges and buttons', an approach that stressed tactics, strategy and weapons. The so-called New Military History has sought...

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  • Fighting a different war

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    2012 Annual Conference LectureFighting a different war: contesting the place of the queer soldier in the mythology of the Second World WarEmma Vickers: Lecturer in Modern British History University of Reading In the mid-1990s, the queer soldier finally became visible. On the streets, gay rights campaigners led by Peter Tatchell...

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  • American Liberalism: The Career of a Concept

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    Jonathan Bell: Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of History at the University of Reading.What historians have come to term ‘liberalism' in an American context has taken on numerous meanings that provide a lens through which to examine broad trends in US history across the twentieth century. From the...

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  • Punk, Politics and the collapse of consensus in Britain

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    2012 Annual Conference LectureShot by both sides: Punk, Politics and the collapse of consensus in BritainMatthew Worley: Reader in History, University of ReadingThis paper examines the way in which organisations of the far left and far right endeavoured to appropriate elements of British youth culture to validate their analysis of...

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  • What sort of history should school history be? Debate Podcast

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    On July 18 2011 the Historical Association hosted a public debate chaired by Professor Simon Schama at the Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London.With the history curriculum being the focus of intense interest the following series of podcasts from the debate examine what that curriculum might look like. Joining Simon Schama was five history...

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  • Mad or Bad? Was Henry VI a tyrant? Presidential Lecture 2011

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    Presidential LectureMad or Bad? Was Henry VI a tyrant?Professor Anne Curry delivered her final Presidential lecture at the Historical Association Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester.Professor Anne Curry, Dean of Humanities and Professor of Medieval History, Southampton UniversityHenry VI (1422-61) was England's youngest king, only nine months old when he succeeded...

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  • Running a history department for dummies

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    Running a history department for dummiesBarbara HibbertFormer Head of History at Harrogate Grammar SchoolThis is not a session on how to set and achieve targets or how to meet the latest demands of your SLT, but rather some tips for new and aspiring subject leaders on how to market their...

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  • Doing history: is it too dangerous to be a medieval historian?

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