The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
The deepening geographic, racial, gender and educational divisions in America shows some striking parallels between the nation today and in the 1920s.
The 'centre' has long been chasing the right on immigration politics.
The Slave Societies Digital Archive documents the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans in the Americas.
With some "Gilet jaune" protestors calling for the removal of Emmanuel Macron, the French constitution is being criticized anew for concentrating too much power in the hands of the president.
In the shadow of the pyramids of Giza, lie the tombs of the courtiers and officials who built these vast structures.
Colonial powers plundered the heritage of countries all over the world – restitution is long overdue.
Ancient Egyptians believed shaving was associated with cleanliness but Greeks were proud of their beards, which symbolised authority and wisdom.
In Terry Kurgan’s book family history, however tortuous, is subsumed into a greater history of the greatest atrocity.
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Religion has helped science, as well as hindered it.
The famine caused a million deaths and scarred the national psyche for generations. How do you even start to try and represent that in film literature, or art?
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.