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* The Historical Association's annual conference

on Celebrating history will be held on September 12-14 at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Workshops will focus on history's role in raising achievement and developing literacy and numeracy, and on using information technology. Contributors include: Michael Gorman, history and geography adviser, Wiltshire; Christine Counsell, history education lecturer, Cambridge University; and Jamie Byrom, history adviser, Devon. Fee: pound;130 per day. The Historical Association, 59A Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4JH, tel: 0171 735 3901.

* The Historical Association is holding its third

Teaching history 14-19 conference on November 14 at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge. Update and methodology sessions will include: the Russian Revolution; European Reformation; 19th-century Britain; early modern Britain; raising achievement at GCSE; and using information technology. Details as above.

* Secondary and post-16 teachers are invited to a free course (registration pound;10) on Teaching about the Holocaust: "into the future" at Leicester University on April 24-25. Organised by Leicester's city and county councils and subsidised by The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies, the programme includes lectures, workshops, survivor testimony, meals and teaching materials. Details: Richard Wale, Multicultural Education Services,tel: 0116 231 3399.

* The London Institute of Education is running history and information technology courses for secondary teachers at 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Starting to use computers in history is on April 28 and Developing the use of IT in the history classroom is on July 7. Fee: pound;50 each. Details: Lyn Griffiths, tel: 0171 612 658991.

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