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.
It is not hard to see the roots of 20th century apartheid policies in the legacy of the British settlers.
Two hundred years of forced dispossession cannot erase millennia of land ownership and connection to country.
250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it’s time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters.
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The way Australia has commemorated Cook's arrival has changed over time – from military displays in 1870 to waning interest in Cook in the 1950s, followed by the fever pitch celebrations of 1970.
Explore Cook's journey through the Pacific, the orders that brought him in search of the 'Great Southern Land' and the impact of his arrival in our new interactive.
An honest reckoning with Captain Cook’s legacy won’t heal things overnight. But it’s a start.
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The impact of 1770 has never eased for Aboriginal people. It was a collision of catastrophic proportions.
To find out how the teaching of Captain Cook in Australian schools has changed, I examined textbooks used in the 1950s until today.
Botany was an integral feature of Britain’s colonial and imperial ambitions.
Every European ship that voyaged the Pacific was, in the first instance, a floating fortress, an independent command that could send out small shore parties or to concentrate firepower as needed.
Borders in southern Africa -- as on the entire continent -- were arbitrarily imposed by former colonial powers, and aren't respected.
We need to understand colonial histories to understand climate risks.
The long history of racist beauty standards alone cannot explain the ongoing global use of harmful skin lighteners.
Studies of Kwame Nkrumah have been influenced by the political climate both within and outside Ghana.