The story of African-American music is a story of eclipsing expectations and subverting norms.
Some have denounced the New York Public Theater for encouraging violence against President Trump. But the play does just the opposite, warning of the pitfalls of political assassination.
Despite a low voter turnout, the new French president has a solid majority in parliament. He will need it to push his reforms at home and in Europe.
Wandering the city by foot helps us look beneath ordinary conceptions of the face value of a place to the meanings built up and lost over time.
A new study of how frequently certain words were used between 1800 and 2000 shows that political power as a guiding principle is more important than money and religious belief.
The Booker Prize-winning novelist's Reith lectures explore the complex relationship between historical fact and fiction.
Despite improvements to their content over time, secondary school history textbooks still imply that ‘real’ Australians are white.
We take it for granted, but it wasn't always so easy to take part in the democratic functioning of the country.
Over the past 300 years, Western educated elites have debated, founded and expanded the right to vote.
The 1967 referendum was the culmination of a long struggle for both Aboriginal rights and respect, for social esteem as well as equality before the law.
The revival of the idea of Indigenous influence on the origins of Australian rules football diverts attention from another, much more uncomfortable story about Indigenous relationships to football.
The 19th century Irish crimewave that wasn't: how a change of policing brought the English counterfeiters to book.
If the thought of undergoing surgery fills you with dread, spare a thought for your forebears.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
Going as far back as the Bible, and as widely known as the phrase 'Open, Sesame,' passwords are a textual link to our past. But they may not be around much longer.
A global approach to African history complements the radical post-colonial histories, while also asserting the role of the continent in the world's global pasts and present.
An online database explores the nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866.
Afrikaans is very much a black language. The apartheid government's ploy to construct it as a "white language", with a "white history", denied the commonality of the language across race and class.
The Victorians had some interesting solutions to the problem of telling children where our stuff comes from.