In 2016, the Ontario government promised the province’s schools would teach all students about residential schools and add more Indigenous perspectives into the provincial curriculum. The newly elected Conservative government has scrapped those plans.
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Ontario's move to ignore the calls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to add Indigenous content to its history and social studies curriculum is foolish and dangerous.
Don of a new era.
The British foreign secretary, Francis Osborne, tried to negotiate free trade deals with eight European rivals in the late 18th century. Guess how many bit the dust.
An 1894 image of Lambton fighting the worm from the book More English Fairy Tales.
A monstrous worm that features in English mythology shares remarkable similarities with the watery serpents of Indigenous stories.
Finally, our national obsession with weather is useful for something.
Yesterday's weather helps make sense of today's, but how will this change as the climate changes?
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Some estimates say the World Cup will bring a £1.6 billion boost to the UK economy. Do they stack up?
Once lauded for their vision and promise, Silicon Valley giants have made life so hard for locals that residents regularly protest the companies, including their amenities like charter buses to save workers from the region’s terrible traffic.
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Big technology firms are becoming known for mistreating workers, customers and society as a whole. Is an economic powerhouse about to collapse like Detroit did years go?
Twentieth-century depiction of a victorious Saladin with Guy de Lusignan after battle of Hattin in 1187.
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The Crusades have been stereotyped, creating a narrative that supports both Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments in the West, as well as "Westophobia" and paranoia in the Muslim world.
The summer of 1976 was a scorcher.
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The heatwave is unlikely to cause the price hikes of 1976 for a number of reasons.
Australia’s deep history was uncovered at Lake Mungo.
On the golden jubilee of the discovery of Mungo Lady's 40,000-year-old remains, we can reflect on Aboriginal Australia's vast history, which predates the arrival of Homo sapiens in both Europe and America.
Real life attackers won't follow a carefully choreographed fight sequence – that's why training is essential.
The Wedding Feast at Cana, Paolo Veronese, 1563.
Our work on the International Panel for Social Progress has led us to conclude that religion is neither inherently pro-democracy nor inherently anti-democracy.
Statue of Eros of the type of Centocelle. Roman artwork of the 2nd century AD, probably a copy after a Greek original.
Erotic spells were a popular form of magic in ancient Greece and Rome. Ancient spells were often violent, brutal and without any sense of caution or remorse.
At the Holocaust Memorial Museum, June 2018.
It is still unhelpful and hyperbolic to compare the Trump administration with the Nazi regime. But we must be aware of similarities, too.
Deported and drowned: an Italian memorial in London to those who died on the Arandora Star in 1940.
Martin Addison / Remembrance for the Drowned via Wikimedia Commons
During World War II, many Anglo-Italians who had come to the UK as economic migrants, were interned as 'enemy aliens' – and some deported.
Police use water cannons against a demonstrator, Nantes, western France, on September 15, 2016.
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In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
Pain of the sick: ‘Anatomy of Expression,’ by Sir Charles Bell, 1806.
In today's opioid crisis, why are some people with addictions treated with empathy and others with disdain? The answer to that question has roots in the 19th century.
What's in a name? A valued sense of history and identity.
An illustration called “British Burning Washington” depicting the White House on fire in 1814.
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Donald Trump was under the mistaken impression that Canadians once burned down the White House. But he's not the only one who has a fuzzy sense of the history of the War of 1812.
History textbooks suggest that in 1994 when formal apartheid and racial exclusion ended, so did prejudice and racism.
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History needs to focus on historical consciousness if students are to become capable of dealing with South Africa's social problems.
Where did our written numbers come from?
Linguistic clues show how people around the world first developed mathematical thought.