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.
Though the fall of the Berlin Wall did not bring along the utopia many had hoped for, it is a symbolic moment for the victors of the Cold War.
Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.
Will we soon no longer be able to discern which videos are real and which are fake?
The Iranian Revolution was a hard-fought battle for those in favour of the Islamist model of governance, inspiring similar movements that have had varying degrees of success across the region.
The claim of "resistance" inside the White House offers the possibility of government by Trump appointees who prefer to keep their positions rather than publicly denounce a man they disapprove of.
Since the Byzantine era, gossipy anecdotes about the mishaps of rulers and their inner circles have been compiled, shared and published.
6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. What happened then, and how we can keep to the promise – “never again”?
Forefather of contemporary neoliberalism or violent dictator – Pinochet's complicated legacy in Chile and the world.