The fact that the colonial system was essentially a commercial expedition meant that the outcome was the creation of corporate entities rather than nation states.
The coronavirus epidemic has made us all rethink our workspaces. But the needs of the times have always influenced the office space – whether for the colonial empire or a growing commerce.
It is vital that the latest move by government towards restructuring succeeds in making the industry safe, reliable and viable, contributing to the country’s economy.
The impact of colonialism can't be reversed, but as New Zealand implements the UN declaration new ideas emerge of a state that represents first peoples more fairly.
The militarisation of borders and securitisation of migration have always failed to stop irregular migration.
Low-paid workers at both ends of the supply chain – the small farmers who grow most of the crop and the casual staff who serve you at the cafe – weren't well off even before the pandemic hit.
Corruption has been a constant feature of South African political life for much of the past 350 years; solutions will also take time.
Sound and its subtle, malleable possibilities for interpretation can be a valuable tool for those trying to capture pasts that have been erased, marginalised or forgotten.
If Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory are out of step with the times, perhaps some sensitively chosen pop songs could fit the bill instead.
Slave traders transformed human lives into profit-bearing opportunities – just like modern finance.
Suffering a pandemic and the aftermath of a war that killed 50 million, the world in 1920 faced a turning point as it negotiated a new political order. As today, the key issue was racial inequality.
In the history of science, the role of local people often disappears despite their contribution to the development of science.
Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.
After enduring decades of exploitation at the hands of the French, Haiti somehow ended up paying reparations – to the tune of nearly $30 billion in today's money.
Exclusive: the recent discovery of probably the oldest known surviving photograph of a Māori sheds light on the remarkable subject of Taika Waititi's new film project.
It marked the point when humans began to exert a geologically-huge influence on the environment.
Scientists still report species as being 'discovered', even if they've been used by local populations for years.
Monuments are testaments to how a society wants to remember. Now is the time to ask which monuments can withstand introspection. Artists are opening those conversations – sometimes hilariously.
Statues and monuments have been used to present a revisionist history in which empire was great while omitting the violence they subvertly celebrate.
There are some moves towards recognising and redressing archaeology's colonial history.