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  • Who we think we are: teaching migration

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    Workshop by Martin Spafford, Former Head of History and member of BASA ‘From the earliest times', wrote the Daily Mail, ‘immigration has played a central role in shaping the story of our maritime nation. Indeed there can barely be a British citizen alive without ancestors from overseas - whether Saxon, Roman,...

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  • Effective mentoring for history trainees

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    Effective mentoring for history trainees: keeping the subject at the centre of learning to teach, Katharine Burn, University of Oxford  As the range of routes into teaching has become more diverse, history teachers may find themselves acting as mentors to beginning teachers on a variety of different programmes.  This session examines the...

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  • Black History and the History of Slavery

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    Black History and the History of Slavery: Rethinking the agenda, Dr Madge Dresser, F.R.Hist.R. Associate Professor of History University of the West of EnglandIn a globalising world and with an increasingly diverse population, traditional histories are being rethought. As the influence of popular memory on national identity and political allegiance is...

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  • Black People at the Old Bailey

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    Black People at the Old Bailey, Dr Kathleen Chater, Historian, Writer and Professional Genealogist During the long eighteenth century at the height of the British slave trade, black people regularly appeared in trials at the Old Bailey in London, not just as defendants but as victims of crime and witnesses. ...

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  • Battlefield Medicine from Agincourt to Helmand

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    Losing Sight of the Glory - Battlefield Medicine from Agincourt  to Helmand, Michael Crumplin, Curator & Jane Hughes, Curator at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The presenter and his assistant are to lay out a session that might prove of some use to those delegates interested in the history...

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  • Magna Carta Rediscovered

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    Magna Carta Rediscovered, Professor Louise Wilkinson, Professor of Medieval History, Canterbury Christ Church University  June 2015 is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta (the Great Charter), the closest document that we have in Britain to a written constitution.  This workshop showcases some of the exciting new discoveries about King John...

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  • Black History and the History of Slavery

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    Black History and the History of Slavery: Rethinking the agenda, Dr Madge Dresser, F.R.Hist.R. Associate Professor of History University of the West of England In a globalising world and with an increasingly diverse population, traditional histories are being rethought. As the influence of popular memory on national identity and political allegiance...

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  • Reflecting on the role of knowledge in GCSE history

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    This workshop took place at the Historical Association Annual Conference 2015 in Bristol. Knowing more, doing more: reflecting on the role of knowledge in GCSE history, Rachel Foster, Comberton Academy Trust How can paying closer attention to the development of substantive knowledge help pupils of all abilities get better at...

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  • We're teaching what at A-level - are you mad?

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    This workshop took place at the Historical Association Annual Conference 2015 in Bristol. Richard Kerridge, Mildenhall College Academy When I started teaching the Crusades at AS-level, history teachers I knew told me that this was a challenging subject that would be too hard for the students. The places and crusader names...

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  • Remembrance and Diversity

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    This workshop took place at the Historical Association Annual Conference 2015 in Bristol. Remembrance and Diversity: crafting a depth study on the experience of Sikh soldiers who fought for Britain in WWI, In partnership with Global Learning Programme , Andrew Wrenn, Education consultant, Parmjit Singh Curator for Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and WWI...

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  • Leadership: Lessons from Churchill to Thatcher

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    Presentation from HA Annual Conference 2014Leadership: Lessons from Churchill to Thatcher Professor John Charmley - Editor of History, University of East AngliaFriday - Session 2 - FGJC2 We hear a great deal about leadership and its importance, especially in business, but we also live in an era where we fight shy...

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  • Keeping concepts key to the new National Curriculum

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014Keeping concepts key to the new National Curriculum - Katie Hall History author and education consultantSaturday - Session 2 - SSKH2This session will involve looking at planning for conceptual progression and ensuring that the new curriculum is still delivered through second-order concepts.

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  • James, Duke of Monmouth

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    Podcast and Presentation from HA Annual Conference 2014James, Duke of Monmouth by Anna Keay Director of the Landmark TrustSaturday Keynote SpeechAnna will be talking about Charles II's first and favourite son, James, Duke of Monmouth: a man who blazed through the skies of Stuart England like a comet. A rake,...

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  • What matters most about the eighteenth century?

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014What matters most about the eighteenth century? Katharine Burn University Lecturer in History Education, University of Oxford Chair of the Secondary Committee of the Historical Association and an editor of Teaching HistoryFriday - Session 2 - FSKB2Saturday - Session 3 - SSKB3Pressures on curriculum time...

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  • Interpretations of history: uncovering the jewel of Key Stage 3

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014Interpretations of history: uncovering the jewel of Key Stage 3 Christine Counsell Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education Saturday - Session 4 - SSCC4

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  • Working like an historian

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014Working like an historian Keeley Richards Bottisham Village CollegeFriday - Session 2 - FSKR2Saturday - Session 2 - SSKR2Are students really minihistorians? Is this achievable or even desirable? This workshop will look at what it means to work like an historian and whether it is...

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  • Active approaches for engaging learners

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014"Is it break time already?" Active approaches for engaging learners - Carmel Bones Educational Consultant, AST, Member of HA Secondary Committee and Osiris Outstanding Teaching Programme Trainer.Saturday - Session 3 - SSCB3A session full of practical, tried and tested tools for engaging learners, encouraging "flow"...

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  • From the Fen to the frontline: local history in context

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    Workshop Materials from Annual Conference 2014From the Fen to the frontline: local history in context by Geraint Brown Advanced Skills Teacher, Cottenham Village College

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  • Working-class gambling in Britain c.1906-61

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    Podcast and Presentation from HA Annual Conference 2014 Saturday - Session 1 - SGKL1 In search of phantom fortunes: working-class gambling in Britain c.1906-61 - Professor Keith Laybourn Diamond Jubilee Professor of the University of Huddersfield Determined attempts were made by the middle classes, and some religions, to legally stamp...

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

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    Presidential Lecture - Annual Conference 2014 - Podcast'No more cakes and ale': Puritan attitudes towards plays and pleasure in the Age of ShakespeareJackie Eales - President of the HA and Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityIn Twelfth Night Shakespeare gently mocked the Puritans, who objected to...

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