History news

  • HA Coronavirus response

    17th March 2020

    HA staff available by email Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the HA is following government advice and all our staff are now working from home. We are available by email. If you have a general enquiry contact us using enquiries@history.org.uk or if the query is in relation to membership...

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  • Your HA Virtual Branch

    26th February 2021

    The HA Virtual Branch is a great way to keep your history up-to-date, whether you are working or relaxing, all from the comfort of your home. The branch is available to everybody, and recordings of the talks are made available online after the event for HA members. *LIVE - Monday...

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  • South Asian Heritage Month: events call-out

    10th June 2021

    Want to organise an event for South Asian Heritage Month 2021?  If you have an idea and you want to put together an event to mark South Asian Heritage Month 2021, visit https://www.southasianheritage.org.uk/submit and fill out the online form. You can work with South Asian Heritage Month to create official events or simply organise...

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  • Refugee Week 2021

    1st June 2021

    It is Refugee Week this month. The plight of the world’s refugees has fallen off the global news agenda in the last year – replaced by Covid-19 and lockdowns. However, across the world hundreds of thousands of people are living in displaced persons’ camps, makeshift accommodation and detention centres, waiting...

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  • Celebrating our wonderful volunteers

    1st June 2021

    It is Volunteers’ Week – a time to celebrate all that volunteers do for charities such as ourselves, but also to remind people how much volunteering can help people to develop skills, make friends and improve mental health. To demonstrate that, see what some of our members and volunteers say:...

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  • Virtual Branch Lecture Recording: Mayflower Lives

    28th May 2021

    Historian and author Martyn Whittock recently gave a lecture for the HA Virtual Branch on'Mayflower Lives: building a New Jerusalem in the New World'. In 1620, 102 ill-prepared asylum seekers landed two months later than planned, in the wrong place on the eastern coast of North America. By the next summer, half of them...

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  • The Historical Association Honorary Fellows 2021

    30th April 2021

    The HA has a number of Fellowships and Fellows. Some are for teaching achievements, some are from participation on a course or similar, others are for lengthy membership such as our Jubilee Fellows – and then we have our Honorary Fellows. These are awarded to people who have shown dedication...

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  • Virtual Branch Lecture Recording: Building St James's spire, Louth

    27th April 2021

    Medieval historian Dr Claire Kennan continued our Virtual Branch series with a local history talk on the building of St James's spire, Louth.  In her talk Kennan traces the important role that Louth's major guilds of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Trinity played in the building of the St James’s spire. Throughout the...

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  • AGM 2021

    12th April 2021

    Thank you for being a member of the Historical Association. Your membership is what enables the HA to continue supporting the teaching, learning and enjoyment of history at all levels, for generations to come. As part of our membership community you are important in shaping the development of the association,...

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