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Anne Curry elected president of the Historical Association

Published: 30 April 2008

Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History, was elected president of the Historical Association in April and will hold office for three years. The Association was founded in 1906 and aims to be the 'voice for history'. Its strength is that it unites different groups. The HA advises government and curriculum agencies, and  lobbies for the continuing place of history in schools. Over 3,000 school teachers are members, benefiting from "Primary History", and "Teaching History", as well as conferences and CPD.  There's the same number of general members meeting in over 50 branches throughout the UK with programmes of visiting speakers, tours and the like. Anne will be visiting as many branches as possible over the next three years. 'I see the HA as a crucial element in our outreach as academics', says Anne. 'Our periodical, "History", which we co-publish with Blackwells, is an internationally-significant academic journal but also carries hundreds of reviews. It adds to our major on-line resources on our web site'. She also has plans to re-establish an HA branch in Southampton.

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