Kitsch has slowly become the main cultural reference for all that surrounds us, and thrives in propaganda.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
Author and activist Arundhati Roy proves once again that she is a passionate voice of dissent in a nation that's tilting towards authoritarianism.
The medieval Byzantine Empire might hold some lessons about tolerance and same-sex marriage.
There's never been greater need for the study of what we don't know, and why we're not supposed to know it.
The 1954 defection of West Germany's first domestic spy chief and ardent anti-Nazi rocked the world – and then he returned to Bonn.
Black Blocs sprung from an anarchist movement in western Germany. Anti-capitalism and anti-government, the original Black Blocs marched against nuclear energy and neo-Nazis.
New film has broken China's box office record while projecting soft power for Beijing.
Slaves were involved in medical experimentation in the 1700s – both as sources of knowledge and as nonconsenting participants.
A recent flurry of tweets about cultural appropriation from members of the Canadian media elite show their ignorance the publishing industry remains overwhelming white
Ethical engagement in multilingual communication is about mutual respect. More importantly, it's about shaping a shared future through face-to-face communication.
Despite an international context in transformation, the doctorate seems to have difficulty evolving in Europe. What are experiments have been tried and what are the avenues of innovation?
The sounds and sights of Brazilian feminist funk.
A Conversation Global series investigating how cricket, football and rugby are enjoyed across the world, from the Caribbean to Kosovo and beyond.
Princesses are not great role models if we want to raise empowered daughters.
By speaking their truths in societies that would rather not know, queer painters, female rappers and other outsider artists are pushing the bounds of gender and sexuality in the developing world.
The Conversation Global examines the varied ways that governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power.
Indian girls grow up in an environment where they are constantly reminded that fair is beautiful.
Rock music against military conscription during 1980s South Africa resonated with wider fault lines in Afrikaner society - this as the apartheid regime's grip on power started to slip.
The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.