People have always wanted others to know they’re smart, and what better way to do that than with clothes?
Historians, archivists and other researchers got in touch with tales of their archival finds and bizarre research moments. These ranged from the quirky to the disturbing to the profound.
Political biographies show us who is ‘worthy’ of being written about … and who is overlooked in history.
The multibillion-dollar settlement will trigger the release of troves of documents that may shine new light on what caused the opioid crisis.
The most important lesson from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan may be our failure to learn from history.
The quality of life for the elderly in Georgian England was so bad many chose suicide.
The Rev. Sereno Edwards Bishop mobilized ship captains to track the extraordinary sunsets appearing around the world after Krakatau erupted in 1883.
Expanding railways and changes in labour practices meant that the Victorians had time for a proper holiday and many took to the British coast.
Go back to 17th- and 18th-century England and France and you’ll see the same sort of handwringing over birthrates that we’re seeing today.
Why a workers’ rebellion in 19th-century England is relevant in the age of data extraction, gig labour and management by algorithm.
Nigeria should stop showing contempt for history as a subject, profession or topic of discussion.
Maruki Iri and Maruki Toshi were witness to the direct aftermath of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. The art they created is striking.
As COVID restrictions ease, Ian McKellen’s take on Hamlet reminds us of how theatres dealt with similar situations during the bard’s time.
The Olympics claim not to be political, but in the 1960s a counter movement organized by left-leaning countries put politics front and centre.
History isn’t just learning facts. Students learn about the past by researching information and synthesising it to form an evidence-based argument. This skill is useful for a range of careers.
Globally, the temperature changed by half a degree Celsius, but it dramatically altered the likelihood of extreme local weather.
The results of Foote’s simple experiments were confirmed through hundreds of tests by scientists in the US and Europe. It happened more than a century ago.
The suburban-built environment whitewashes the violence and theft on which Canada is built.
A century after publishing major papers in theoretical mathematics, German-born Emmy Noether continues to challenge and inspire mathematicians with her story and mathematical legacy.
If it rains on St Swithin’s day it is believed that it will rain for the rest of summer.