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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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  • Motivational History in the Academy

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    Powerpoint from a Workshop delivered by Clare Buxton, Head of Humanities Globe Academy (ARK Federation) at the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference.The Historical Association surveyed its members in 2011 finding a worrying trend in History teacher's thoughts about the status of their subject. Through this session I aim to provide...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Slaying the Dragon - Workshop by Andrew Payne

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    Handouts and Power Points from the workshop by Andrew Payne of the National Archives that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester.Slaying the Dragon: What's the point of sources in the new history narrative?Andrew PayneHead of Education, The National Archives With the growing emphasis on narrative within...

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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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  • Making the most of particular people and places in history

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    This time it's personal: making the most of particular people and places in historyHandouts from the workshop by Jamie Byrom and Michael Riley that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester. ‘This time it's personal': Making the most of particular people and places in historyMichael RileyDirector of Schools...

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  • Ring a ring o' roses: The nursery rhyme in the primary history classroom.

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    Powerpoint from Alf Wilkinson's Workshop that took place at the HA Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester.  Ring a ring o' roses: The nursery rhyme in the primary history classroom. Alf WilkinsonCPD Manager, The Historical AssociationChildren love story, and nursery rhymes are good stories. Many of them are based on historical events, and...

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  • Whole class role play as a tool to engage all abilities

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    Handouts and Power Points from Steve Mastin's workshop at the HA Annual Conference 2011  ‘What does your character think?'. Whole class role play as a tool to engage all abilitiesSteve MastinHead of History, Sawston Village College Role play in lessons can often involve a few pupils at the front of the class. What...

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  • Never mind your opinion or your point of view! What's your argument?

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    Workshop Resources from Arthur Chapman's workshop: Never mind your opinion or your point of view! What's your argument? Which took place at the HA Annual Conference 2011 in Manchester. Never mind your opinion or your point of view! What's your argument?Arthur ChapmanReader in History Education, Edge Hill UniversityHow can we help students...

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  • Round Table Discussion: Does Content Matter?

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    This round table discussion took place on Saturday 15th May 2010.  The panel includes: Dr Katharine Burn (Editor of Teaching History), Dr Michael Riley (Director of the Schools History Project.); Colin Jones (President of the Royal Historical Society and Professor of History at Queen Mary, London); David Evans (Former Head of Eton).

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

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  • History in Schools: What is the Future?

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    The Future of history in our schoolsWhether you have children or not, whether you're a teacher or not, if you have a love of History this debate matters to you.

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  • The Great Debate 2010 Final

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    The final of the Great Debate 2010 took place on Saturday 13th March at Clare College, Cambridge. There were 19 finalists (aged between 16 and 19) from our heats that took place across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Each student had five minutes to present their case on...

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