On March 7, 2019, demonstrators gathered outside the National Assembly in Paris. The sign above reads “Deputies, please save the climate”. The one in front reads “Fossilise the future?”
By enacting a legislative framework to achieve carbon neutrality, France and the United Kingdom are making a difference in the fight against climate change.
Franco-Moroccan author Leila Slimani (centre) with the president of the Goncourt prize, Bernard Pivot (third from right) and others at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair.
The influence of digital technology is most significant in how we experience culture and identity. Think about the use of streaming media.
The dangers of outdoor air pollution are now well known, but those related to the air we breathe at homes and at work are much less so, according to an international study.
People holding German flags take part in a rally organised by Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on May 1, 2019 in Chemnitz, eastern Germany.
Nationalism seems to be on the rise in Europe, with many parties hostile to immigration. But what role does immigration itself have their support? Research shows some unexpected impacts.
US marines walk through the rebuilt palace of King Nebuchadnezzar, in the ancient town of Babylon, in April 2003. The ruins suffered serious damage when American troops set up a military base amid the ruins during the Iraq War.
A scholar analyzed data about UNESCO World Heritage sites to explain why European cultural relics like Notre Dame are so beloved, while splendid monuments elsewhere remain relatively unknown.
On May 16, 2019, Madeleine Munier Apaire (shown here in June 2014), lawyer for Vincent Lambert’s nephew, considered that all remedies were “exhausted”.
The debate over Mr. Vincent Lambert's decision to discontinue his care overshadowed equally important judicial and ethical issues. A look back at a complex situation that will set a precedent.
Leonardo da Vinci,
Saint John the Baptist.
On the 500th anniversary Leonardo's death and in appreciation of his rich and varied contributions, how can our educational systems inspire the same imaginative qualities in students today?
Antoine Arnault (second from left), son of Bernard Arnault and member of the LVMH board of directors, visited the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral the day after the fire.
Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP
The biggest names in France’s luxury industry have given millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame. Questioning why they would do so overlooks the deep historical and religious roots of the industry.
Notre Dame circa 1475.
Master of Anthony of Burgundy/Public domain
The coercive Christian rule under which Notre Dame was sanctioned drove a wide exploitation of nature. Let it stand as a reminder of our environmental sins and a call to action.
Signing the Treaty of Rome in 1957.
In the past decade the EU has been struck by a series of crises that have proven that it is far more vulnerable than previously imagined.
Stéphanie Frappart during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 match at the De Grolsch Veste, Enschede.
Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images
Stéphanie Frappart's Ligue 1 appointment is well deserved, but the reasoning behind it seems bregruding.
Notre-Dame de Paris in all its digital splendour – virtual reality and immersive mediation.
Art Graphique & Patrimoine
After the tragic fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, planning for an ambitious reconstruction is already underway – and the latest digital technologies will be at the forefront.
The gargoyles that sit on Notre Dame today were installed as a nod to the cathedral’s past.
Looking nostalgically to the past, a young architect sought to revive the building as a bulwark to the uncertainty of the Industrial Revolution.
Filmmaker Agnes Varda holds the Honorary Palme d'Or award at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, France. Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90.
Beloved film director Agnès Varda died at age 90, on March 29th. She was a pioneer of French New Wave cinema and admired for her ability to understand time and see beauty outside of mechanical norms.
On a cold December night, the symbol of Russia’s imperial prowess went up in flames.
After the building that symbolized 'all that is Russian' went up in flames, the czar scrambled to restore it to its former glory.
April 15, 2019, 7:34 p.m.: Notre-Dame de Paris in flames.
The fire that devastated the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on April 15 is a historic event that reminds us of the symbolic power of national monuments.
Guess who’s getting hired.
Recruiters seem to have unconscious biases that can be overturned by what they see on job applications.
Parisians watch as their beloved Notre Dame burns.
EPA-EFE/Julien de Rosa
Words are as important as pictures for helping us come to terms with such a huge cultural loss.
The grief expressed at the Notre Dame fire is not just because it is a beautiful building – some places become more important to us because of history, culture and our own memories of them.
Julien De Rosa/EPA/AAP
Images of Notre Dame on fire have elicited an outpouring of grief around the world and online. This response raises the question of why we feel more connected to some heritage places than others.
This large ‘Do Not Forget Australia’ sign in a yard at the Victoria school in Villers-Bretonneux, is the heir of smaller signs once placed in classrooms by Australian authorities.
Since the end of the first world war, the Australian media has often reported that ‘the French’ care about, remember and even venerate the Anzacs. But is this true? And which French people?