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  • Royal Historical Society Quality Mark Bursaries for 2021/2

    4th December 2020

    Following their funding of 8 Quality Mark schools as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to announce that the Royal Historical Society will be kindly providing a new set of bursaries for another 8 schools to undertake the Quality Mark in 2021/2. The HA Quality Mark scheme provides...

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  • A holiday season with a difference

    1st December 2020

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  • Young Historian Awards 2021 – Primary prizes

    17th November 2020

    We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an interesting and critical way. Each year the Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust offers a series of awards to Primary school children for outstanding history scholarship. Children are asked to investigate, think and write about history. The...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2021 – Secondary prizes

    17th November 2020

    Researching, writing and presenting ideas about a historical theme or period is one of the best parts about studying history. We want young school and college aged students to get the bug for writing about history in an incisive, interesting and critical way. That is why each year the Historical...

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  • The subject associations of the UK have addressed a letter to the Secretary of State for Education

    5th November 2020

    Dear Gavin Williamson, We are deeply concerned by the short-sighted decision to reduce and in many cases remove bursaries from trainees in a number of subjects and in primary teaching. Cutting off support conveys a strong signal as to the value of teaching in our society. Lack of financial support...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    6th October 2020

    In the autumn edition of HA News Jake Subryan Richards explores the Black Lives Matter movement and new HA President Peter Mandler looks at the toppling of statues; we remember Professors Justin Champion and Mark Ormrod who both passed away this year; and there is an inspiring 'What got me into history' by Peter D'Sena.  This HA News also includes...

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  • RHS bursary-funded Quality Mark impact report

    5th October 2020

    In 2018, the Royal Historical Society (RHS) kindly agreed to sponsor a group of 7 secondary schools to undertake the Quality Mark Process as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations. These schools completed the assessment in 2019. As part of the evaluation of the sponsorship, research into the impact of undertaking...

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  • More than a month – Black History Month

    30th September 2020

    Over the years the HA has grappled with the concept of Black History Month, noting more than once that the teaching of diversity, multi-ethnicity, race and cultural narratives should be ever-present in our history curricula and national histories, and not stuffed into one month. Instead we have tried to promote...

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  • Windrush Day

    22nd June 2020

    To help you find out more about Black British history during this period we have released the following resources from our archive:

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  • Professor Justin Champion

    18th June 2020

    With great sadness the Historical Association has learned of the death of our former President, Professor Justin Champion on 10th June after a long illness. Justin was President of the Historical Association from May 2014 until May 2017 and he was a very popular choice, partly because of his background...

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  • Tackling racism: a continuing dialogue

    10th June 2020

    Recent events in the UK and the USA have once more raised the issue of racism to the top of the news agenda, providing us all with an opportunity to reflect on the type of society we want to live in and that we want to create. Racism has deep...

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  • Thank you to all our volunteers

    1st June 2020

    This Volunteers' Week I would like to say an enormous thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, in all of their roles for the Historical Association. It is only with the enthusiasm and support of a range of individuals from many backgrounds, who are all passionate about history and about...

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  • Professor Rana Mitter – Medlicott Medal awardee 2020

    3rd March 2020

    2021 update: Last year we announced that the 2020 Medlicott award would go to Professor Rana Mitter. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions of 2020 we were unable to host an event that would allow us to present the award to Professor Mitter; we have decided, therefore, to hold the award over...

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  • Women’s History Month – and beyond

    3rd March 2020

    This year will see the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The anniversary is on 12 May (not very convenient for Women’s History Month in March but I’ll come to that in a moment) and there will be events and talks in her honour. When I was at...

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  • Primary History 84: out now

    21st February 2020

    Read Primary History 84 Editorial Welcome to Primary History 84. I’ve really enjoyed editing this edition. It has been exciting to work with people who share a love of history and who engage with history teaching and learning in so many different ways. I have been impressed with the passion...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    4th February 2020

    In the spring edition of HA News Paula Kitching looks at VE day 75 years on, there is an inspiring 'What got me into history' and our Glasgow Branch share their experience of capturing memories from the First World War. We're also introducing a new Book Club feature to explore books that...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

    24th January 2020

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and death camps (those that had not already been destroyed by fleeing Nazis). The horror and devastation that greeted the liberators of the different camps could hardly be described nor quite believed even when witnessing it. While the killing...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

    2nd January 2020

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and death camps (those that had not already been destroyed by fleeing Nazis). The horror and devastation that greeted the liberators of the different camps could hardly be described nor quite believed even when witnessing it. While the killing...

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  • The Georgian Papers – a virtual ‘madness’

    2nd December 2019

    Last month the Georgian Papers Programme released a new virtual exhibition available online. Exploring the myth and reality of the alleged ‘madness of King George III’, the exhibition is an interesting step in examining the past and exploring its relevance for contemporary discourses. Entitled ‘George III: the Eighteenth Century’s Most...

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  • Primary Subject Leader Area

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    Visit the Primary Subject Leader Area We’ve been developing a dedicated new set of resources for primary corporate school members, which are designed to guide you through the most important elements of primary history subject leadership. The first set resources are now live, and new guides will be added every 4-6 weeks to...

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