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.
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 needs to focus on historical consciousness if students are to become capable of dealing with South Africa's social problems.
Linguistic clues show how people around the world first developed mathematical thought.
Great Britain was not the only country behaving badly with its Caribbean population: France also experienced similar waves of post-war migration.
In South Africa the preparation of history teachers as well as the teaching of history is in serious need of attention.
If we don't, we risk missing what's really important.
An audio version of an in depth article about the 18th century Enlightenment thinkers who promoted the potato as a way to build a healthy and productive society.
The inter-marriage of Muslim families and the mingling with Christianity provides us with an interesting back story to a Muslim ancestor of the current British monarch.
In May 1958 General de Gaulle returned to power and established the Fifth Republic. Yet despite the monumental changes of that time, many in France today still don’t understand what really happened.
May 16 marks the 300th anniversary of the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
The lovers' diaries show how David Pinsent supported Ludwig Wittgenstein through his depression.
From its origin in the early 19th century, lion taming has elicited both awe and horror.
While planning policies and practices have contributed to marginalising Indigenous people, planners can now work with them to ensure they have their rightful say in shaping Australian communities.
Why is a memorial to 29 Francophone men who were executed by the British government as well as to 58 men who were exiled to Australia in 1838 hidden away in a Montreal cemetery?
Since his election, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a man of the "liquid" society, where finance, labour, politics and people shift and flow. What matters is change, not the direction one is taking.
When the city centre was revitalised in the 1990s, homeless people were pushed out. With homelessness rising today, it's important to recognise the links between urban development and displacement.
Sydney's LGBTQI heartland has moved and changed over time, but the importance of urban space to queer communities remains a constant.
A furious Twitter row between a TV personality and South African politician about slavery sheds light on the failings of arguments in 280 characters.