Most people in the West are used to some form of solitude from time to time. But this is a fairly new normal.
In the past, quarantines were often seen as an excuse for state intervention, and condemned as instruments of despotism.
How should Asian Americans respond to rising anti-Asian racist actions? History may offer some lessons during the pandemic.
China is seeking to present itself as a model in the fight against the coronavirus – even if it means rewriting the history of the crisis and discrediting the governance of liberal democracies.
Why we should wash our hands of this unhealthy phrase.
Countries have been trying to count their populations since the Han dynasty in China.
In the aftermath of the plague, division and discord spread in medieval cities.
From the bird masks of plague doctors and large voluminous skirts to hat pins and face masks, this video provides a quick tour through the history of protective fashion.
The 2020 census will now count some groups differently than it has in the past. That could make a difference in the final count – affecting which states receive funding and congressional seats.
Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.
It was a matter of 'national importance' to the British government that men they sponsored be the first to conquer the mountain.
Restaurants have always been about more than feeding city residents. During the 1918 flu pandemic, they were kept open as sites of social solidarity.
The vandalism of colonial statues is an expression of political protest against the celebration of settler colonialism in Canada.
The so-called 'Spanish flu' didn't actually come from Spain. What else do people often misunderstand about this famous crisis?
Aerial baiting has been Australia's foremost weapon against pest species for the past 74 years. But at what cost?
Greek epics remind audiences that leaders need to be able to plan for the future based on what has happened in the past. They need to understand cause and effect.
Policymakers would be wise to pay attention to historical parallels.
We need to understand colonial histories to understand climate risks.
The US is taking an untraditional approach in its peace talks with the Taliban. The new deal does not contain many of the elements that are typically key to a successful peace negotiation.
A look back at history can help us consider the economic effects of public health emergencies and how best to manage them.