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  • HA Annual Conference 2017 - Book Now!

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    There's still time to book your place for the HA Annual Conference 2017 on 12-13 May. The Conference at the Mercure Hotel, Manchester Piccadilly offers a line up packed with great lectures, workshops and historical visits to cater for all our education practitioners and history enthusiasts. Book now to take...

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  • Great Debate Final 2017

    16th March 2017

    The much anticipated final of this year’s Great Debate was held on 11 March at the Imperial War Museum in London. After twenty fascinating talks and much deliberation from the judges, lead judge Professor David Stevenson announced that Hannah Boyle from Benton Park School in Leeds is this year’s winner...

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  • National History Book Competition

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    Following its successful launch last year, the Historical Association and Amberley Publishing are delighted to announce details of the competition for this year. The aim of the competition is to find the best unpublished history book either from an aspiring or an established author. Whether you have a completed manuscript...

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  • Help draft a modern Magna Carta

    9th March 2017

    Delegates wanted to help draft a modern Magna Carta for the nation. See your clause exhibited in the Supreme Court. Date: Friday 7th July 2017 Location: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX Every year between 80 and 100 delegates from years 10 to 13 gather at Royal...

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  • Are we there yet? Women as equals in a modern world

    8th March 2017

    For International Women’s Day and Women’s History month we are releasing our podcasts on: The Women’s Movement - Social and Political Change in the UK 1800-present. In the UK during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries women in organised groups began to challenge the world around them. They fought to be...

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  • Crime & Punishment


    Crime doesn’t pay – so the saying goes, but what are the effects? In this section ideas of crime and criminality are addressed alongside attitudes towards the criminal and the legal system. How has punishment been treated over the generations and what difference does it appear to make are all...

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  • Podcast Series: The Women's Movement

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  • Great Debate Final 2016/17

    1st March 2017

    The final of the Historical Association's Great Debate public-speaking competition will take place on Saturday 11 March 2017 at the Imperial War Museum, London. The final will see 19 historians aged 16-18 - each the victor of their own regional heat - compete in a test of historical argument and...

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  • The Partition History Project

    14th February 2017

    2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the independence of British India, with territory ‘partitioned’ to create two separate states, India and Pakistan, ostensibly along religious lines.  Some welcomed this ‘Partition’, others were dismayed at the outcome.  But the passions that Partition unleashed produced deadly inter-communal riots, huge numbers of casualties,...

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  • The Alhambra Decree

    10th February 2017

    In March 1492, 525 years ago, the Spanish Catholic Monarchs Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon issued the Alhambra Decree. The decree issued an ultimatum that all of the Jews living in Spain had just four months to convert to Christianity or leave Spanish territory. There are...

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