Immerse yourself In History + Help Ukrainians
History For Ukraine is like Live Aid for history lovers. We’ve curated a stellar line-up of leading historians and genealogists from all over the world, and over 24 hours, they’ll be live-streaming their talks for your entertainment.
There’s no charge to watch, and throughout the live stream, we’ll be inviting you to donate to our JustGiving page, with all funds being passed to the British Red Cross Society’s DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.
You get a history fix, AND the opportunity to do something positive for the people of Ukraine.
The 24-hour history marathon delivered by some of the world’s biggest names in history and genealogy includes:
- Earl Charles Spencer
- Professor Kate Williams
- Dr Janina Ramirez
Show your appreciation of the speakers by donating what you can
100% of donations go instantly to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
How it works
History For Ukraine is live streamed through YouTube.
Step 1: Go to the History for Ukraine YouTube channel
Step 2: Hit ‘subscribe’ button
Step 3: Click on the bell and select ‘all’ to receive all notifications from the channel
During and after the livestream, use our JustGiving page to give to the DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.
The Live Event is over, but tune into our YouTube Channel for videos.
History for Ukraine Features Amazing Speakers
Earl Charles Spencer – Journalist, broadcaster, founder of the Althorp Literary Festival, and bestselling author
Professor Kate Williams – Lecturer, CNN’s royal historian, regularly appears on both American and British networks and the New York Times bestselling author of three biographies and one novel.
Dr Janina Ramirez – Oxford Academic HMC, BBC documentary maker (arts & History), writer (kids & factual); President Gloucester History Festival
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb – Professor Emerita. Broadcaster. Author of The Voices of Nîmes and The King is Dead. Co-editor of What is History, Now? Host of Not Just the Tudors.
Suzie Lennox – Explorer of Macabre Britain and author of Britain’s Forgotten Body Snatchers
Saul David – Leading military historian, broadcaster, author of fiction and non-fiction books and founder of the Military History Club.
Dr Jayne Persian – Co-founder of Australian Migration History Network, and author of Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians
Michelle Patient – Australian genealogist and DNA specialist, co-host of Talking Family History, Past President of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, and DNA consultant for the Australian SBS TV series “Every Family Has A Secret”.
£50 could provide emergency food for one family for one month
There is no charge for unlimited access to this live stream of professional historians – but we do ask you to consider donating what you can.
More than 2 million people have already fled Ukraine, arriving at borders with only what they can carry, while experiencing freezing overnight temperatures. They’re cold, they’re hungry and they’re a long way from home.
- £30 (US$ 39)could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month
- £50 (US$ 65) could provide blankets for four families
- £100 ($130) could provide emergency food for two families for one month
How much would you spend on a day or evening out? £30? £50? £100?
All donations immediately go to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which is run by the British Red Cross Society.
All speakers, organisers, and everyone associated with History of Ukraine have given their time and expertise for free.