Archive: History

"Removing memorials as sentiments change is, actually, traditional."

Bringing down statues of controversial figures isn't new - and it isn't wrong

Monuments have always risen and fallen in line with our ever-changing relationship with the past

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Helping young people discover their own ‘British’ history

    Schools can promote social inclusion by helping children to discover a version of British history that acknowledges how people from a range of ethnic backgrounds have contributed to contemporary British society, according to new research.

  • BHA: Richard Carrier: Bayes' Theorem and Historical Reasoning: How Historical Methods Can Be Improved and Why They Need to Be

    Richard Carrier: Bayes' Theorem and Historical Reasoning: How Historical Methods Can Be Improved and Why They Need to Be. Drawing from his new book Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus (Prometheus, 2012), Dr. Carrier will explain what Bayes' Theorem is (in terms anyone can understand), how it underlies all valid historical methods even when we don't realize it, and why knowing this can improve historical reasoning and argument in all fields of history.

  • BHA responds to English national curriculum review

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has responded to the UK Government’s consultation on reform of the national curriculum in England, and to its consultation on secondary school accountability. In its wide-ranging response to the former, the BHA has considered in detail issues around sex and relationships education, evolution and creationism, the removal of human rights from citizenship education, and the scientific method. It has also commented on the overall aims of the national curriculum and matters related to English, history, Collective Worship, spirituality and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development.

  • BHA: Voltaire, science, rationalism and medieval Islam

    Voltaire Lecture - Lessons from the past: science and rationalism in medieval Islam.

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