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.
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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?
Booker-listed Annie Ernaux.
Her latest English translation, Happening, has come to be seen as one of the great pieces of writing about abortion.
Children from a Roma community play in a camp that was attacked on March 2, 2019, in Bobigny, near Paris.
Since March 2019, 25 attacks against Roma people have taken place, especially after false rumours of child abductions. Why do such negative stereotypes spread and what social mechanisms do they trigger?
Inmates, members of MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs, wait upon arrival at the maximum security prison in Zacatecoluca, 65 kilometres east of San Salvador, on August 9, 2017.
Marvin RECINOS / AFP
Imaginaries of gangs as inherent forms of brutal anarchy promote particular political agendas and obscure the ways gangs can reveal the underlying dynamics of the contexts within which they emerge.
A French-speaking Canadian volunteer in Haiti part of the volunteer group EDV that helped recovery efforts after the earthquake in early June 2010.
Scholars such as Alfred Sauvy, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Frantz Fanon wrote in French, but their work greatly contributed to our understanding of democracy and social change in all contexts.
Senegalese migrants protest against racism and violence in Milan (2011)
A crucial resource in enabling migration is having some personal link to current migrants.
Air France planes await their passengers (2010).
The surprise acquisition by the Netherlands of 14% of Air France–KLM, which triggered a dispute between the two nations, reveals a trend toward more of a national approach to industrial interests.
Janvier 22, 2019, in Aix-La-Chapelle, France.
As of March 1, the UN Security Council has been presided by two countries, France and Germany. It could be one of the few positive consequences of Brexit for the EU.
Smartphones have put the tools for bullying and voyeurism in the pockets of schoolchildren.
France's #MeToo backlash has revealed just how deeply rooted sexism is in the country. Disguised as flirtation or child's play, sexual harassment begins as early as elementary school.
Possible causes of limb malformations in babies born in rural areas of France.
An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism.
Romanian electric power transmission lines.
The blockchain is creating new opportunities for the electricity sector. The December 2018 Energy Market Barometers looks at where experts think the technology is heading.
Karl Lagerfeld in 2012.
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Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) was a presence in the fashion world for so long that he seemed immortal. With his passing, we look at his impact and future legacy.
Macron visits a cemetery where graves have been vandalised.
EPA/ Frederick Florin
The embattled president must use this moment to end centuries of ambiguity over the place of Jews in French society.
Breakdancers perform in front of the Arc de Triomphe.
With a booming hip hop culture, Paris is the best place to introduce break dancing to the Olympic games.
The final deliveries of the A380 are anticipated for 2021.
The shifting market for air travel has forced Airbus to abandon the production of one of the most impressive aircraft of all time, the super-jumbo A380. Was it folly, bad luck or both?
Emmanuel Macron has pulled his ambassador out of Rome in a rage.
When two founding partners of the European Union are at loggerheads, something is very wrong.
Protesters in Iraq have been wearing yellow vests since December.
AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani
Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It's protest symbols, like France's yellow vests, that go global.