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.
A mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that kept people cool in the past.
The son of a formerly enslaved mother, Charles Henry Turner was the first to discover that bees and other insects have the ability to modify their behavior based on experience.
Said to have been the first person to put his own head on a coin, Demetrius the Besieger is known for siege warfare, sacrilege, and extravagance.
Nottingham was once two towns divided by a wall in Market Square.
From sharing books to keeping a lock of your intended’s hair, why not try finding love the Georgian way?
The idea that Europeans brought new diseases to the Americas and returned home with others has been widely accepted. But evidence is mounting that for syphilis this scenario is wrong.
The storming of the presidential palace in Sri Lanka is a moment of powerful symbolism – one with many historical precedents.
The Russian president might claim to be confronting hate speech, but he is drawing on the ideas of anti-Semitic extremists
Both are orders of religious warriors and both were taken down by power-hungry rulers
Oversimplified versions of the past lead to bad political decisions.
The Hellfire Club in Stranger Things is a school DnD club – but the real Hellfire Club from history which it’s based upon is far more scandalous and notorious.
US President Calvin Coolidge hasn’t gone down in history for his triumphs or failures as president during the 1920s – but his dry sense of humor carries on.
A largely forgotten incursion behind the Iron Curtain had reverberations in both countries
Considered a pioneer of “Black Studies à la française”, Ndiaye’s appointment comes at a time when issues in race and gender have divided the French political class and public opinion.
From the 18th century, historians taught us to understand the world as a story of linear progress. But this viewpoint made them architects of empire. History, writes Yves Rees, has blood on its hands.
The Black Death evolved around Kyrgyzstan, according to new research.
The tragedy of Macbeth issues a warning for our times about the harm that is done when the desire for power drowns out the inner voice of conscience.