While marketing has made diamond rings a symbol of heteronormative happy endings, women from the Northwest Territories tell a different story about their experiences with the diamond mines.
Student violence is a response to the devaluing and oppressive environment in boarding schools.
While some German museums are returning some of the famous Benin Bronzes, most remain in museums in the UK and the US even as calls for restitution grow.
Plans are being adopted and resolutions made, but moving forward means facing difficult truths about the past.
The West, Russia and Japan all left their marks on China today. Urbanisation too is usurping the old China. This long, mixed heritage and what should be done with it remains contested.
British troops allegedly killed 24 unarmed villagers in Batang Kali in 1948, but the government still refuses a public inquiry.
Great Britain was not the only country behaving badly with its Caribbean population: France also experienced similar waves of post-war migration.
Science can’t just stay in the ivory tower. But what does impact really mean and how does it happen? A study of more than a decade of ecological fieldwork projects in Bolivia suggests a better way.
A long read on how science’s dark imperial past still shapes research today – and what to do about it.
Stop and search contributes to marginalisation and has a corrosive impact on society.
Some say Britain should be proud of its imperial past. Oxford academics say it’s not so simple.
Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn’t change, they must be granted independence.
Puerto Rico has focused significant efforts on branding – but at what cost?
Melbourne is a product of British colonial planning policies to control public access and movement in Australian cities. This legacy still influences the use of public spaces today.
In the 1960s, Britain shut the door on Commonwealth migration, before turing to Europe when it needed more workers.
The Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made history 50 years ago by standing up for their rights to land and better pay. But a new book reveals the deeper story behind the Wave Hill Walk-Off.
The lessons Paulo Freire learnt nearly 90 years ago and the theories he developed from painful personal experience still resonate across Africa’s schooling systems today.
Boneta-Marie Mabo’s art responds to a colonial past in which Aboriginal women were fetishised as “black velvet”. But it also celebrates strong women, including her activist grandmother Bonita Mabo.
Nobel laureate and Kwame Nkrumah’s economic adviser Arthur Lewis saw Ghana as a testing ground for his ideas on economic development. But he was met with fierce resistance.
The Dja Dja Warrung bark etchings are hugely significant Aboriginal artefacts. They’re back in Australia for only the second time in 160 years. We look at the complex issue of repatriation.