As water dripped in a remote cave, it left behind evidence of every monsoon season for a millennium. Scientists say it holds a warning for a country about to become the most populous on Earth.
Western museums are beginning to re-evaluate how they portray cultures and history and return stolen artifacts. But for change to be meaningful, it needs to be truly inclusive.
There have been three before him, none of whom are exactly the model for a successful reign.
The documentary, Tantura, has raised difficult questions about the foundation of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba.
DNA dating could complement radiocarbon technology to help make archaeology more accurate.
Dragons have been used for political manoeuvring throughout the history of Britain.
The women’s rights movement in the 1800s did not openly support legalizing abortion or birth control. But the reasons why are complex.
The new series is part of the expansive world created by J.R.R Tolkien across several books, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.
Electric vehicles were around long before their fossil fuel rivals. They are also set to outlast them because of advantages their advocates noted as early as a century ago.
Just like in Westeros, the fates of royal dynasties from history have been shaped by illness and affliction.
This change comes after centuries of discrimination against illegitimacy.
The Kimono is a distinct cultural symbol of Japan and for that reason, it has a complicated reputation around much of Asia.
Indigenous oral history is more than a methodology. It is living history, practised for thousands of millennia, intrinsically woven into Aboriginal people’s way of life and culture.
Jay Carmichael’s novel explores how Australian same-sex attracted men lived during the repressive period after the end of the second world war. But does it impose present concerns on the past?
Economic inequality during the Dutch East Indies era varied radically, depending on where you look. What made the income distribution different from one region to another?
There is not a single historian, publisher or archivist on the review panels whose feedback will help shape Australia’s new cultural policy
Housing standards in Australia have slipped behind the rest of the world. But momentum is growing to revive past ambitions to build the best homes we can.
Gaiman’s dream goes by many names, each inspired by different ideas of what dreams and nightmares have been to people throughout history.
As material objects, diaries give scholars an intimate look into their subjects’ lives, including handwriting and mementos. What if diaries in the future are nothing but insubstantial digital ghosts?
Selby Wynn Schwartz’s inventive, poetic reimagining of lives like those of Virginia Woolf and Sarah Bernhardt – against a backdrop of Sappho – has just been longlisted for the Booker Prize.