The Historical Association Annual Conference


We are delighted to be hosting the HA Annual Conference 2024, at the Eastside Rooms, Birmingham. The HA Annual Conference offers an extremely strong line of workshops and lectures, visits and fringe events, keynotes and social aspects, to meet your needs whether you are a teacher looking for CPD and support or someone who has a love of history and wants to expand your knowledge. The HA Annual Conference has something to offer and will inspire you whatever your needs.

Why attend?

Leading subject experts

As always, the HA Annual Conference attracts expert speakers from across the history community, including leading historians in their field. At the 2023 Conference the HA welcomed Mary Beard, the renowned classical historian, as the leading keynote speaker. Martin Spafford also delivered the Dawson Lecture and Peter Mandler opened the Conference. 

Amazing content

The Conference programme is designed to meet the key issues affecting the history community.

Curriculum innovation is still a priority area for many schools as both diversity concerns and Ofsted are driving change. The HA tackles all these topics as well as supporting concerns around literacy and SEND.

If you are not involved with history teaching, we have a great line up of speakers and sessions on a range of periods and themes, and also walking tours. 

Don’t just take our word for it

View the highlights in the video below from the recent Historical Association Conferences in Chester in 2019 and Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2018.

“HA Conference is consistently the most useful, friendliest, and just all-round lovely conference. The sun shines, the sessions are great, conversations are stimulating, and you leave tired but reinvigorated.”

“Friendly and welcoming atmosphere I really like that we can access the sessions we missed online later.”

“I enjoyed every moment of the event. It has done everything I had hoped for and more, inspired me, help me plan with some wonderful ideas and opened up lots of new opportunities and possibilities in the world of history teaching.”

About the HA

The Historical Association is the leading charity for History. We are a registered charity that supports the enjoyment, study and teaching of history at all levels and bring together people who share an interest in and love for the past. Our vision is History of all for all.

We inspire, enable and encourage people to get involved with history and passionately believe the study of history should be accessible to all people at all levels of study. If you would like to find out more about the HA please click here.


Tel: +44 (0) 1904 702165

The Historical Association, c/o Mosaic Events
Tower House, Mill Lane, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FS