This year marks 100 years since the fighting stopped in the first world war. The commemoration of the armistice, Remembrance Day, remains potent but is also changing with the times.
During First World War, the rhetoric of chivalry counteracted the inhumanity of the conflict in sometimes surprising ways.
Johannesburg Then and Now is an important book about what ought to be appreciated and "saved".
Eight decades on, the thought of the state encouraging people to attack groups of citizens is hard to believe. Here are some books that might help.
In 2008, the first undated coin was introduced in the UK for more than 300 years.
To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
The odds favor a big year for Democrats, but the extent of their gains is still in doubt.
From sun dials to atomic clocks, we still don't have a perfect time measuring device.
Some today declare that "Western civilisation" is something we should all be simply “for”. But the enlightenment, central to this civilisation, shows how things are rarely so simple.
Only a small fraction of the data from archaeological fieldwork is made accessible to the public or preserved for future research.
While extreme weather conditions represent a considerable challenge globally, some communities have been living with (and adapting to) similar events for centuries.
Once Britain slipped away from the Roman Empire in the early 5th century, signs of Roman life began to disappear.
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
At least one second daughter of a second son of the British monarch has ended up on the throne in her own right.
The Russian Revolution – an event that affected more than Russia and was more than a revolution.
Understanding the impact of Apartheid requires looking beyond Nelson Mandela's achievements to the bloody struggles of the African National Congress and international forces prolonging the violence.
The kind of climate action outlined by the ubiquitous climate checklists won't be enough.
China is one of the world's largest economies, and Deng Xiaoping was arguably the man who made that happen through his visions of economic reform.
Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage was really a journey into the unknown. Centuries of conventional wisdom had conditioned him to believe that bizarre beasts and 'monstrous men' would be awaiting him.
Though more consequences are likely to develop in the post-9/11 era, the war on terror, heightened government surveillance and Islamophobia are notable legacies of this early 21st century tragedy.